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April 2017

The Norns: Our Woven Stories

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Spirit Room, 111 Broadway
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Nordic root performing artist and Staff Carrier Kari Tauring will perform a special concert in honor of: The Spring Invitational Exhibit 2017 Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Spirit Room in Fargo, ND. Kari first performed at the Spirit Room in 2009 with the Danish band Krauka and Mandan-Hidatsa storyteller and musician Keith Bear and several times since then. She is a frequent guest at the Viking and Scandinavian Festival. In this solo performance, Kari will help us unravel the complexity of the Norns…

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May 2017

Festival of Nations

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Norwegian Folk Dancers at Festival of Nations

From May 4 to May 7, The Festival of Nations is one of the most amazing festivals in Minnesota. Very rarely do we see folk music, dance, food, crafts, and costumes from nearly every immigrant community in Minnesota on display all in one place! Kari joins Det Norske Folkedanslaget (Norwegian folk dance club) directed by Carol Sersland on Friday May 5th for a performance of traditional Norwegian dances accompanied by fiddle and accordion. One of the key medicines in healing…

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Nordic Roots at Hosmer Library

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hosmer Library, 347 E. 36th St.
Minneapolis , MN 55408 United States
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Kari joins a long line of fabulous musicians for a world music series on Saturday afternoons at Hosmer Library. This music series is free to the public and supported by the tax payers of Minnesota through Legacy and Heritage funding. Nordic root music starts with Kari's interpretation the the oldest known tune written down in Scandinavia "Drømte mik en drøm i nat." She works a drop spindle and layers vocals into a whirling chorus of rune spells and lokk (luring…

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Kari Tauring on The Runes: A Deeper Journey

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Heritage Lutheran Church, 13401 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124 United States
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Buckthorn Rune-toss

Sons of Norway Lodge Meeting Entertainment! Heritage Lutheran Church - 7pm meeting My love for the Elder Futhark Runes began in 1989 in a linguistics class at the University of St. Thomas. The late Dr. Luanne Dummer expected that I was familiar with the runes already from an esoteric perspective, given my heritage and interest in the occult subjects. To her shock, I was not! I asked my grandmother why we didn't know about runes. It was, after all, our heritage. "That's…

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June 2017

Nisswastämman – Nordic Music and Dance Festival

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - June 10 @ 11:00 pm
Pioneer Villiage, 25611 Main St
Nisswa, MN 56468 United States
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Nisswastämmen 2013 with Lynette Reini Grandell!

Bring the whole family to the largest Nordic music and dance festival in the United States! Festivities begin Friday night with a concert showcasing the host of musicians from Scandinavia and all around Minnesota with an evening dance. Saturday enjoy multiple stages of music and dance including the children's story telling and craft tent and Maypole raising and a Saturday night dance! Kari brings stories of Norse mythology to life with songs and games in the Children's Tent. She teaches…

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July 2017

Summerland Spirit Festival

July 11 - July 13
Turtle Creek Lodge, 654 5 1/2 St
Clayton, WI 54004 United States
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Music at the Uvdal stav church, Norway.

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…

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