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March 2017

Kari at Paganicon

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - March 19 @ 6:00 pm
DoubleTree Park Place, 1500 Park Place Boulevard
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
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The full event kicks off Friday March 17 with vendors, workshops, art show, and Friday evening concert. Friday evening, 8pm concert - Kari will open for friend and fellow magical musician Wendy Rule with Nordic roots music, cow calls, and rune songs! This will be the fourth time Kari has welcomed Wendy to Minnesota and each time has been more joyful than the last (concert only ticket $20). Saturday morning, join Kari for an hour-long Volva Stav rhythm and movement…

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Three Rune Sessions – #3

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metamorphosis Center, 1301 East Cliff Road, Suite 105
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States
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Nordic Runes: Three Tuesday Sessions at the Metamorphosis Center – March 7, 14, and 21 from 7-9pm – Single session rate $35 March 7 – Fehu through Wunjo March 14 – Hagalaz through Sowilo March 21 – Tyr through Othil The Elder Futhark 24 rune alphabet is the oldest known written evidence of the Germanic/Nordic pre-Christian mindset. Split into three sets or family groupings called ættr (pronounced eight-r), we will study one grouping each week. We will create the shapes with…

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April 2017

Norwegian: through textiles

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka , MN 55345 United States
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Vestland Lodge #1-601 Sons of Norway in Minnetonka is hosting Nordic roots performer, author, educator and staff carrier Kari Tauring! "What does it mean to look Norwegian? What costume or dress lets you know where my mother's came from? Mom and Grandma made us National Costumes. Mine hangs with the Bronze Age String Skirt Terri Allen made me in my Nordic Root Closet!" Kari Tauring Kari will bring us on a 20,000 year journey of Nordic textiles with costumes, stories, songs, and laughter.…

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Scandinavian Brunch

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Norway Hall, 617 West Ninth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5438 United States
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Volva Kari travels to Santa Rosa, California for the Sons of Norway Freya Lodge Scandinavian Brunch! Please join us at Norway Hall to welcome singer and story-teller Kari Tauring from Minneapolis, who will do a presentation on Nordic runes and the völva stav. Kari Tauring is an American folk musician, author and teacher. She sings and writes Nordic folk music of her familial Norwegian heritage. "Tauring's hypnotic storytelling and singing make for a charming and instructive trip to the northlands"…

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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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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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The Hosmer Library World Music Series presents innovative folk musician, Kari Tauring - Norwegian roots. Kari "taps out" her Nordic roots with stick rhytm, vocal looping, and vårfløyte (spring flute). Öorlog singing is memory singing, knowing the old poems and songs, the old names of things. Knowing our own names and hearing them called by our mothers when supper is ready, that song creates our vibration in the web of wyrd.

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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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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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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 a Saturday night dance! Carol Sersland joins Kari in the Children's Tent, bringing stories of Norse mythology to life with songs and games. Then join…

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Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festival

June 23 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pm
Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Avenue North
Moorehead, MN 56560 United States
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In it's 40th year, this is one of the most unique Scandinavian festivals in the United States. Visitors can immerse in the early Nordic Iron Age (Viking Era) encampment experiencing blacksmithing, fiber arts, live steel combat, cooking, and wood work - visit the Middle Ages in the replica Hopperstad Stavkirke - then move into the Romantic Era with folk costumes, songs, and dances. Visit current artisans and stop at the Hjemkomst gift shop for the very latest in Scandinavian books,…

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