Fiddlers Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelly, joined by Charlie Pilzer on bass, perform on this sparkling and varied recording of Swedish couple dance music. With the assistance of Frank Brown on guitar and Larry Robinson on Bouzouki, Hambo in the Barn includes fast and slow, major and minor, solo and ensemble pieces suitable for dancing, tune learning or just listening.
Andrea Hoag - fiddle
Loretta Kelley - fiddle, hardingfele
Charlie Pilzer - bass, two row accordion, piano
Larry Robinson - bouzouki
Frank Brown - Guitar
Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley, and Charlie Pilzer have been performing across the U.S. and in Europe for over 25 years, including appearances on All Things Considered, Performance Today, and Prairie Home Companion. They can be heard together on Hambo in the Barn (Azalea City Recordings ACCD-9601), and individually on numerous other recordings.
Andrea is a graduate of Malungs FolkhÃ¶gskolaâ€™s Folk Violin Pedagogy course, and has studied with elder fiddlers PÃ¤kkos Gustaf and Nils Agenmark. She performs and records music ranging from Cajun to southern Appalachian to Irish, and has been guest faculty at Berklee College of Music and Sweden's VÃ¤rmland Folk Music School.
Loretta, America's foremost player of the Norwegian hardingfele (Hardanger fiddle), has made nearly twenty trips to Norway to study with master fiddlers, and has placed highly in Norwegian fiddle competitions. In 1994 her playing was featured in an hour-long program on Norwegian radio.
Charlie's career includes performing, producing and engineering award-winning traditional music. Since the 1970s he has been a member of SpÃ¦limenninir, a Scandinavian folk band based in the Faroe Islands. He is well known as a dance musician (piano and bass) for New England and Scandinavian folk dances.
Azalea City Recordings - ACCD-9601
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1. Olles Hambo
2. All The Fleas (Alla lopper)
3. Tyskan lever
4. Gavells Ella
5. Jag Ã¤r fattig
6. Vigers polska
7. Wedding Waltz from JÃ¤mtland
8. Furuboms polska
9. Hambo efter Sven HÃ¶gstrÃ¶m
11. BurtrÃ¤sk hambo/Hambo pÃ¥ logen (Hambo In The Barn)
12. Polska from Boda
13. Schottis from Idre
15. HorgalÃ¥ten etter SigbjÃ¸rn Bernhoft Osa
16. Elaine's Hambo
17. HÃ¶kpers vals
18. Dur och moll/Skinnbracka med lucku/Horga dur