Thistle & Bear

Thistle & Bear performs traditional folk music from Celtic and Scandinavian lands. Including traditions from Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. With an emphasis on the overlap of traditions from these regions, we hope to encourage a view of European folk music that is less focused on national boundaries and … Read more

Leikarring Scandinavian Dancers, Swedish VASA Dancers, and Aurora Borealis Folk Bank

Dedicated to preserving and sharing Nordic culture and heritage, VASA Swedish dancers’ group formed 42 years ago. They perform traditional dances handed down from generation to generation, some dating back several hundred years. Most dances have now been written down to preserve them for generations to come. Dances include waltz, schottis, mazurka, engelska, and polka–all … Read more

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