I hope you are all well and happy and warm on these cold winter days . I’m thinking about summer, and music and friends — and the 2019 NisswaStämman, Scandinavian Folk Music Festival. We have an upcoming series of workshops for folks that want to come to the festival, play some allspel tunes, (“allspel” simply “everyone plays”) and take a turn around the dance floor. Renee Vaughan and Adam Kiesling.will be teaching two or three tunes at each workshop, At the same time Kari Tauring and Carol Sersland will be teaching very beginner Nordic dances. We’ll come together at the end of the evening and play and dance. This is open to everyone — all levels of experience and instruments. Looking forward to seeing you!