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Scandinavian dancing with Finnish supergroup, Frigg
August 2 @ 12:00 am
Belfast Flying Shoes and Belfast Summer Nights, with support from Viking Lumber, jointly
present an evening of Scandinavian dancing with music by Finnish supergroup, Frigg, on Saturday,
August 13 at 7:00 pm at the Boathouse at Steamboat Landing in Belfast.
The seven musicians in Frigg play the violin, mandolin, guitar, and double bass with virtuosity and power,
creating a hypnotic sound “like the steady flow of a mountain stream in the springtime.” The music will
lift dancers’ feet in new and exciting ways. Named for the Norse goddess, Frigga, the band has brought
its powerful music to eager audiences for more than two decades.
At the beginning of the program, all are welcome to join a lesson on the slangpolska, an easy-to-learn
Scandinavian couple dance. Andrea Larson of greater Washington, DC, one of North America’s premier
leaders of Scandinavian couple dancing, will teach the workshop. Larson is an award-winning fiddler
well-steeped in Scandi music and dance traditions. For the dance program, Frigg will play tunes for the
slangpolska and other Scandinavian dances, including the schottische, which is commonly done at local
Suggested donation for the dance and workshop is $5-20, a sliding scale. Consider wearing a mask when
dancing. For info and complete public health policy, visit belfastflyingshoes.org or
Belfast Summer Nights presents outdoor concerts every Thursday throughout the summer, featuring live
music from Waldo County and beyond. Belfast Flying Shoes was founded in 2005 with a mission to
bolster the spirited dance and music community in Midcoast Maine. Among the local nonprofit’s many
programs is a weekly radio hour on Belfast Community Radio (WBFY).