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Previous events

Sep2

Feleboga coffee break

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Tunes, a Carter family sond and a shape note hymn from our living room

Aug12

Feleboga coffee break celebrating Salve Austenå

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For Salve Austenå's (1927-2019) birthday we play his tunes on two Hardanger fiddles, Mattias also plays one and at the end we feature pictures from our visits with Salve and Margit to one of his archive recordings.

Aug5

Feleboga coffee break

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This week Elizabeth and Hans play tunes with some German or central European connection - live in northern Germany.

Jul29

Feleboga coffee break

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Again, Elizabeth and Hans play jamming tunes in the key of A - outside in summery Oslo, instead of at the Clifftop festival in West-Virginia.

Jul22

Feleboga coffee break

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Elizabeth and Hans play jam tunes in the key of A, missing all our friends we would have met at the Swannanoa Old time music week in North Carolina.

Jul15

Feleboga coffee break

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This week we are sending video clips from past performances with Elizabeth, Hans and Mattias.

Jul1

Feleboga coffee break

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Norwegian tunes nr. 2: We are joined again by Alix Corday on zither and this time also by Hans Olav Gorset on flutes.

Jun24

Feleboga coffee break

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Norwegian tunes this week: We are joined by our friend Alix Cordray on zither (harpeleik)

Jan2

Square Dance with Feleboga

Santa Cruz Old Time Music Collective, 518 Meder Street, Santa Cruz, CA

Come out for a crisp winter eve with Feleboga, visiting for the Winter Holidays from Norway....They provide good old fashioned american square dance music and I (mike) provide the calling... more importantly you provide the dancing. All dances will be taught. all tunes will be sick. all proceeds go to the touring band. ($5 at the door)The dance takes place in the Blue Barn behind the Red House but next to the other blue barn. Park on the Street. Message if you need more info than that.

The Oslo-based family band Feleboga has charmed and delighted audiences with its eclectic mix of tunes, songs and dances from the Appalachians and Norway, sometimes also from Scotland, Cajun Louisiana. Performing on fiddles, hardingfele, guitar and banjo, the band has performed concerts, appeared at festivals, played for and called dances and taught at workshops in Germany, Poland, Iceland, Thailand, Norway and the US.

Feleboga ("fiddle bows") was founded as a hardingfele duo by Hans-Hinrich and Elizabeth in 1999. Mattias joined his parents playing spoons and dancing when he was five, and playing fiddle, hardingfele and ukulele from the age of ten, Mattias is now a folk music student at the Norwegian state academy of music and performs with number of groups in different styles of music.

With the addition of Paul Kirby on vocals and banjo and Alix Cordray on bass, Feleboga Stringband performs Appalachian string band music:  toe-tapping hoedowns, lively songs with three-part refrain singing, and mournful ballads from the mountains and sea. Feleboga is dedicated to presenting and teaching traditional Appalachian dance including southern squares, big circle dances and solo flat-footing or clogging. Alix is a well-known dance instructor with an ability to encourage everyone to join the dance and Hans-Hinrich has learned to call dances from master caller Phil Jamison while Mattias has picked up dance calling just by living in the tradition.

 

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