Summerland Spirit Festival
July 11 - July 13
The Summerland Spirit Festival in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin runs from July 8 through 15 and welcomes visiting volur Kari Tauring (Minneapolis) and Sonja Lidsheim (Kongsburg, Norway) on July 11, 12, and 13! They will teach Nordic roots workshops and perform their songs, cow calls, and rune chants and open the concert for Wendy Rule on July 12!
Kari and Sonja “met” through the music sharing website “MySpace” in 2007. Drawing on the same obscure medieval ballads and Old Norse poetry and presenting it in new and innovative ways, they felt “separated at birth” and longed to meet and make music in person. Finally in 2011 they met in Norway, sang, played with lur and lokk on the mountain top, and drum and stav in the studio. It was amazing. They performed in Norway and Sweden in 2014 and collaborated again in 2016 for a medieval hand-fasting ceremony at the Uvdal stav church. This summer, Sonja will visit Kari for the first time and the two will teach, sing, and dance at this years Summerland Spirit Festival!