Music and Stories from Scandinavia
Performed: October 21, 2003
From Viking history to Lapland landscape a dynamic presentation
of Nordic music and culture. Explore the oral traditions and the
collections of indigenous cultural expressions. Based in the Faeroe
Islands between Iceland and Norway, Spaelimenninir ("the
folk musicians") -- a native Faeroese, a Swede, two Americans,
and two Danes -- perform traditional and contemporary folk music
and song from Scandinavia.
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- Zhong Meichun, Finland. Milwaukee: Gareth
Stevens Publishing, 2001.
Overview of Finnish geography, politics, and culture.
4th grade and up.
- William Durbin, The Journal of Otto Peltonen.
New York: Scholastic, 2000.
The story of a boy who migrates with this family from Finland
5th grade and up.
Folktales and Legend
- Lone Thygesen Blecher, ed., Swedish Folktales and Legends.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1995.
- Chris Conover, The Wizard’s Daughter: A Viking
Legend. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984.
Retelling of a Danish folktale.
- Tony De Gerez, Louhi, Witch of North Farm: A Story from
Finnland’s Epic Poem, the Kalevala. New York: Viking
- Virginia Haviland, Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Denmark.
New York: Beech Tree Books, 1995.
- Anita Lobel, King Rooster, Queen Hen. New York:
Greenwillow Books, 1975.
Danish folktale for beginning readers.
- Margaret Read MacDonald, Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale.
Little Rock, Ark.: August House, 2001.
- Ann McGovern and Nola Langner, Half a Kingdom: An Icelandic
Folktale. New York: Viking Press, 1997.
- Aaron Shepard, The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland.
New York: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.
Retelling of a Finnish Folktale.
- Clara Stroebe, ed., The Magic Hat and other Danish Fairy
Tales. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1999.
- ____, The Maiden of Northland: A Hero Tale of Finland.
New York: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Retelling of a portion of the Kalevala, the Finnish national