Old-Time Barn Dance: Musician-in-Residence Beth Hoven Rotto
Old-Time Barn Dance: Musician-in-Residence Beth Hoven Rotto and the Scandinavian American Old-Time Dance Music Ensemble
Free and Open to the Public
Friday, May 13, 2022
The Old Barn on Capitol View, 4796 Capitol View Rd, Middleton, WI 53562
Mark your calendars for another great performance and dance featuring Musician-in-Residence Beth Hoven Rotto and the Scandinavian American Old-Time Dance Music Ensemble!
Coming off the heels of a fantastic debut performance in the Great Hall of Memorial Union on UW–Madison’s campus, the Ensemble will be performing their old-time repertoire for dancers at a recently refurbished barn in Middleton, WI. This event will be about as close as you’ll come to an old-time barn dance from the turn of the 20th century, featuring dance tunes of the Scandinavian-Americans who settled in the Driftless Area. Expect a slightly rustic setting, with portable toilets, some original (and uneven) floorboards, and a cheerful, casual atmosphere!
The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Carpooling and masks encouraged but not required. We hope to see you there!
This event is sponsored by Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest project, Mills Music Library, Mead Witter School of Music, and the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+.