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Performing in oslo hall

Wednesday & Thursday – 1:45pm – 2:30pm | Friday & Saturday – 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Tom Klein (uilleann pipes)

Tom, a seasoned uilleann piper, brings an enigmatic approach to Irish piping, blending harmonic relationships across various traditions. From medieval chant to classical impressionism and beyond, he reinterprets the instrument’s possibilities. Tom has showcased his talent globally, from Dublin’s Na Píobairí Uilleann Annual Tionól to the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare, Ireland. He’s collaborated with diverse artists and is a member of the Great Northern Irish Pipers’ Club.

Dan Newton (accordion)

“Daddy Squeeze” defies accordion stereotypes since his win at the Nebraska State Accordion Contest in 1987. His genre-bending “Ethno-clectic Bop” mixes Celtic, Tex-Mex, Creole, Blues, Jazz, Scandinavian, Polka, and pop. With a mind-boggling repertoire, Dan’s fresh approach to the accordion delights audiences worldwide. He seamlessly blends styles, crafting unique tunes like the “Yohnny B Goode Polka” or a French-language waltz version of “Wild Thing.”

Renee Vaughan (nyckelharpa)

Renee captivates audiences with traditional Scandinavian music on the nyckelharpa, a 700-year-old instrument. Her performances blend rustic charm with ethereal melodies, from high-energy slängpolska to minor-key schottis. With a background in Swedish folk painting, Renee’s journey into nyckelharpa began with a CD and blossomed with the guidance of Judy Kjenstad. Today, she shares her passion for music and traditional Swedish art with audiences across the northern heartland.