Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley, Charlie Pilzer
Hambo in the Snow
On the other side of the year, the Land of the Midnight Sun is a land of long, dark winter. But winter in Scandinavia is also a time of light: the moon's reflection on snow, the levande ljus (living light) of candles and torches, and the inward light that comes with honoring beloved traditions.
Here are some of the tunes that have become our favorites over the years of performing together. Most of these tunes come from the ancient bygdedans (village dance) tradition. Each locality had its own form of polska or springar, with its unique rhythmic variation of 3/4-time. There are also walking tunes and bridal marches here, and the relatively new (19th-century) dance forms of waltz, hambo, and polka.
Andrea Hoag - fiddle,vocals
Loretta Kelley - fiddle, hardingfele, vocals
Charlie Pilzer - bass, one-and two-row accordions, sleigh bells
Andrea, Loretta, and Charlie have been performing across the U.S. and in Europe for over 25 years.They can be heard together on Hambo in the Barn (Azalea City Recordings ACCD-9601), and individually on numerous other recordings.
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