A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent!
Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation.
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since their inception in early 2009.
Comprising Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), each regarded as leading exponents of their respective traditions, they have found themselves in great demand throughout the world performing together as ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’.
Their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs & bass lines creates a sound that leaves the listener enthralled but at the same time dumbfounded that the sound only comes from three fiddles.
“Seldom before can three fiddlers have sounded so well matched as the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc. And seldom before can three fiddles have sounded so much like four and at times five instruments without using electronic trickery.” – The Herald
“On the evidence to hand, pure fiddle doesn’t get much better than The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc.” – Folkworld
10/19 Bulgarian Voices Trio
10/26 Alon Nechushtan & Talat Trio
11/02 Pablo Villegas (Part of the Latino Music Festival)
11/09 Charlie Organaire
11/16 Kavita Shah
11/23 Los Soberanos
To guarantee entry, please make reservations in advance either online or by calling the box office at 773.728.6000. To ensure that we fulfill the overwhelming demand, reservations for free shows left unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.
The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625 • 773.728.6000