2018 Niss

Workshop (Niss Stricker): Danish folk music with a focus on Rasmus Storm

In this workshop we will be playing the dance music of the island of Funen in Denmark. Based on tunes by Rasmus Storm, one of the most enigmatic traditional fiddlers from the 18th century this workshop for the intermediate player. The Rasmus Storm melodies are elegant with an almost classical touch – when played on the harp one could almost think Rasmus Storm learned his melodies from O’Carolan… We will challenge our left hand and work with dynamics and ornamentation as a means to breathe life into the melodies.