Jan 21, 2018 (Sun) / 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

SVER plays grand Norwegian folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark. Join in a fantastic musical journey as they weave dreamy tunes with pounding and swinging renditions of traditional dance music along with their own original compositions. Their magnetic spirit and energy will draw you in to experience the joy of their music.
Their third album Fryd, which means Joy, is the long-anticipated sequel to Fruen.  It aims for new heights with freshly composed fiddle tunes, mixed with old tunes in new form.   “An album that inarguably lives up to its title, which means joy.”  Jim Gilchrist  The Scotsman


Norwegian-Swedish SVER has put on countless performances since 2008 at festivals and clubs all over Europe. The last four years SVER has collaborated with the Swedish dance-hall artist Snakka San, and created the new genre Folkhall, playing in Scandinavia and have had multiple songs on the radio charts in Norway and Sweden.

SVER consists of Olav Luksengård Mjelva (fiddle and hardangerfiddle), Anders Hall (fiddle and viola), Leif Ingvar Ranøien (diatonic accordion), Adam Johansson (guitar) and Jens Linell (Drums and percussion). Olav and Leif Ingvar have played together since 2002. Olav comes from Røros in the Sør- Trøndelag region of Norway. In 2010 Olav received the prestigious Spelemannprisen, the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy award for his debut solo album, and in 2011 he received the prize as part of the Unni Boksasp Ensemble. In 2013 he was also awarded the title of Norways folk musician of the year. Olav is highly sought after as a studio musician and has played on over 40 releases. He is also a widely used instructor and dance musician both in Norway and abroad.

Join us for an evening of engaging and energetic Scandinavian music.  This concert is co-sponsored by Skandia Folkdance Society.