Happening nearby: Grammy-winning musician to play at at Cedar Valley Grange

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Paul Morrissett

The community is invited to join the Skandia Folkdance Society on Friday, June 17 for a special folk music performance by Paul Morrissett and local folk music group Skolkis.

Morrissett won the Best World Grammy in 2008. Although he loves Klezmer music, he has long had a passion for folk music from Norway and Sweden. For more than 30 years, Morrissett has studied with tradition bearers in Scandinavia and performed and taught at music camps throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“He’s a powerful, gifted musician who draws dancers to the floor and keeps them there,” Judy Patterson for Skandia Folkdance Society said in a press release.


Skolkis returns to the Grange for another rollicking performance. The four musicians, known for their lively music and rich harmonies, include guitarist E.J. Landsman, and three fiddlers: Emma Anderson, Martha Levenson and Vicki Watt Warshaw. They were featured performers last August on “A Prairie Home Companion.”

The group starts off the dance at 8:30 p.m., but Skandia invites guests to come for a free hambo dance lesson, starting at 7:30 p.m. If attendees stay for the dance at 8:30 p.m., admission is $15.

The Grange is located at 20526 52nd Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Organizers recommend guests arrive early to get a parking spot.


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