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April 2017

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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$17 - $22

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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free

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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$15

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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$15

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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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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Summerland Spirit Festival in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin runs from July 8 - 15. This year my friend and singing partner from Norway, Sonja Lidsheim joins me there July 11 - 13! We will teach a few workshops and lead a little dance. Most thrillingly, we will open the Wendy Rule concert on July 12! After Paganicon 2017 in Minneapolis, Wendy and I have booked two more times to play with our voices. At Summerland and again August 4th (more info coming)…

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Circus Juventas Opening Ceremony

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Circus Juventas, 1270 Montreal Avenue, St.
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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Varies

NORÐRSAGA Join the volur, staff carriers Kari Tauring and Aneesa Erinn Adams in celebrating the opening night of Circus Juventes new original summer saga with Nordic blessing ritual outside in the gazebo. Offerings of local water for the ancestors of the place pair with geitost cheese for the ancestors of those whose stories we tell! Join in Komme Alle (Come Everyone) and whisper your own prayers for the safety and brilliance of the Nordrsaga youth! The perpetual battle to balance…

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August 2017

An Intimate Evening with Wendy Rule

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Magus Books, 1309 4th St SE
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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$25 - $30

Over the past decade, I have had the opportunity to join my voice with fellow spirit singer and 1966 Fire Horse, Wendy Rule. Our first three performances were sponsored by the Eye of Horus and took place at the Cedar Cultural Center, Patrick's Cabaret, and the Capri Theater in Minneapolis. Now just this year I have been able to sing and play with Wendy in March at Paganicon, July at Summerland Spirit Festival, and at Magus Books on August 4th.…

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