Concerts for 2024
Save the dates: (More details coming later)
Fiddle School Instructors' Concert - Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Fiddle School Finale Concert - Thursday, June 27, 2024
In concert on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Minnesota's Peter Mayer has been singing
and songwriting full-time for 25 years, performing in venues across the United
States and beyond. He writes songs for a small planet--songs about
interconnectedness and the human journey--songs about life on earth and the
mysterious and wondrous fact of our existence. He also writes about dress hats,
pumpkins and pajamas, and other important stuff. His music has been performed by
artists like Kathy Mattea, David Wilcox, Claudia Schmidt, Anne Hills, Priscilla
Herdman, Darryl Purpose, Billy Jonas, and Ronny Cox, to name a few. His work has
been included in song books, church hymnals, and folk radio playlists across the
country. He is the recipient of fellowships from both the McKnight and the Bush
foundations. Peter has eleven albums to his credit, and has sold over 100,000 of
them. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters.
"Peter Mayer is one of the finest songwriters on the planet. His intricate guitar work, breathtaking imagery, and nature mysticism are balm for the weary soul."
-Fred Small, Singer/Songwriter
Tickets will be available at the door however advanced purchase of tickets is appreciated. Please bring your printed receipt or show a copy of the receipt on your phone. The link for ticket purchases can be found by using the QR code below or by clicking on this link. For this concert, parent(s) can bring two K-12 children at no charge. There will be a charge for additional children or children who are not family members. Ticket prices have been kept low to encourage more people to attend the concert. An additional amount can be added, and appreciated, if you are able to do so. This credit card service does not have a service charge to us. It does ask for a donation for the convenience of using the service. They give a suggested amount however you can change that to to any amount you choose. Call: 715-529-0830 if you have any questions.
Here is a link to a small poster that can easily be distributed via email. Small Poster. Your help to pass on this information would be appreciated.
Concerts for Fall 2023
Kevin Henderson (Fiddle)
Neil Pearlman (Piano)
West Denmark Lutheran Church
Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 7:00pm
There will be a fiddle and accompaniment workshop in the afternoon for 2 hours sometime between 1 and 4. For more details about the workshop, call Mark at: 715-529-0830 or send email at: email@example.com
Kevin Henderson is a fiddler who draws on the rich fiddle music tradition of his native Shetland and his experience with leading bands including Boys of the Lough, Fiddlers Bid, Session A9 and Nordic Fiddlers Bloc to create an expressive and adventurously individual musical style. “Kevin Henderson’s fiddle playing is all effortless grace and skill”, Kit Bailey – BBC2 Folk & Acoustic
Neil Pearlman is recognized throughout the Celtic music world and beyond for his distinctive approach to the piano. He has worked with many of the world’s top folk music artists and is in demand internationally as a collaborator, session musician and educator. Neil also hosts the podcast TradCafe which features his conversations and collaborations with influential artists from a wide variety of music traditions.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for students through high school, the workshop is $30 and for both the workshop and concert is $45. You can purchase tickets by clicking on this link, purchase tickets or using the QR code below:
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Past Concerts Below:
Mads Hansens Kapel will be at the West Denmark Lutheran Church on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm. These young musicians are extremely talented and make for an energetic evening of music. And will be performing mainly music from their home country of Denmark. You will find that their arrangements of traditional Danish music will be fun to listen and you will enjoy their wonderful musicianship. Their instrumentation is clarinet, fiddle, bass, keyboard, and guitar. You can purchase your tickets by credit card in advance by clicking on the link below or scanning the QR code. The first 40 people to purchase tickets will get reserved seating in the first 3 rows. All other advanced seating will be first come first served.
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Mads Hansens Kapel Poster
Kristian Bugge (Fiddle) Sonich Lydom (Button Accordion)
Concert and Dance Friday, September 22 at 7:00 pm
Mads Hansens Kapel (Fiddle, Clarinet, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard)
Concert Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm
Kevin Henderson (Fiddle) Neil Pearlman (Piano)
Workshop and Concert Saturday, November 4 at 7:00 pm
Willowgreen Christmas Concert
Tentative - December 2023 More information when and if details can be confirmed.
Haugaard's West Denmark Fiddle School June 23-28, 2024
Instructors' Concert -Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Finale Concert - Thursday, June 27, 2024
Below are posters for the Fiddle School 2023
Haugaard's West Denmark Fiddle School Concerts
The Instructors' Concert will be held at West Denmark Lutheran Church on Tuesday evening, June 13, at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or by using your credit card in advance. Some tickets are reserved seats ($25) and others are open seating ($20).
Check wdfiddleschool.org for potential changes and updates.
There will be 100 advance tickets available. If you purchase tickets in advance you will get a receipt. Please print out the ticket or save it on your cell phone and bring it with you to the concert. If you purchase an advanced reserved seat ticket which will be located in the first 3 rows, you will get an additional email confirming your purchase and the location of your seat. Please note that when you use this credit card service there is an option, if you choose to do so, to make a tax deductible donation to the West Denmark Heritage Council and another option to donate to the service that we use to make a credit card donation to the service that makes credit card purchases possible.
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The Finale Concert will be open to the public and will be held outside behind the West Denmark Parish Hall at 7:00 pm. There will be over 55 musicians who have traveled from all over the US to attend Haugaard's West Denmark Fiddle School plus our 5 teachers who come from Shetland, Denmark, and Massachusetts USA. There is no admission charge but we will welcome a donation to go toward funding future events at West Denmark. We look forward to having a great audience come to West Denmark on Thursday evening to hear what these wonderful musicians have accomplished over the past week! Bring a picnic supper and lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
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