Bill is currently working on a program to bring the fiddlers Jamie Fox and Kristian Bugge to South Dakota. As a duo they call themselves ScandiNative.
Traditional dance tunes, whirling waltzes, happy polkas, groovy jigs, fiery reels and breathless hopsas plus the exotic Sønderhoning dance tunes from the Island of Fanø, Denmark are simply a brief glance into the complexities and multi-layered performances of the fiddling couple Jamie Fox and Kristian Bugge. To accompany the music they tell the stories of the traditions they both grew up in.
Bugge (Denmark) is widely considered a master of traditional Danish music, awarded Folk Musician of the Year at the Danish Music Awards (Danish Grammy) 2016. Fox (Montana, US) is one of the most well-known young players of Métis fiddle music which is mired in a tradition crossing ties of Celtic, French and Native American music cultures.
This contrast in approach and style helps to create a complex and sundry sound. Together, Bugge and Fox perform groovy and warming set that interchanges between each performer’s strengths. This creates a versatile array of melodies that sends the listener’s ears to distant lands and touching home…
Contact info: Jamie Fox USA Tel +1 940 235 5616 Denmark Tel +45 2728 1519 firstname.lastname@example.org
A note from Bill about Music In The Schools...
I have been playing the fiddle and telling stories for school children in South Dakota since the 1980’s. It started out playing with fiddler Joe Erickson for his children’s elementary class and their “Laura Ingalls Wilder Day”. We played in Brandon, Renner and a few other schools. It was great fun and the children really enjoyed the stories and fiddle tunes from Pa Ingalls. Over the years the South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music started sponsoring school programs and they have brought lots of music to schoolchildren in our state. To help with the goal of promoting and preserving traditional music of our state and region these school programs are exposing future generations to many styles of wonderful music. - Bill Peterson