Lecture: Folk Music and the Nordic Newcomers

April 26, 2024

Folk Music and the Nordic Newcomers: Swedish Immigrant Musicians in the Upper Midwest
Renee Vaughan
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Memorial Library, Room 126, 728 State St
Free and Open to the Public

Join 2024 Musician-in-Residence Renee Vaughan (nyckelharpa) for a public presentation on her research into first-generation Swedish immigrant musicians. Based on a variety of sources (from Mills Music Library and elsewhere) and contacts on both sides of the Atlantic, Vaughan will present her findings and the biographies of a variety of incredible Swedish immigrant musicians. Vaughan has created a site called Nordic Newcomers, where she has posted the results of her research to date. She intends to continue adding musicians and details as she finds them.

We are pleased to be joining our colleagues from Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper MidwestCenter for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, and Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+ in presenting this event.