Traditional Norwegian Folk Concert at NYM Cultural Center April 13

Discover Rescued Treasures in NYM

The Cultural Center in New York Mills is pleased to present “Rescued Treasures” a Norwegian Folk Trio Concert on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center.

Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear Arna Rennan, Georganne Hunter and Loretta Kelley performing music from Telemark and Ballads from the Middle Ages. Every song and dance tune has an intriguing story and welcomes you into another time and another place.

Arna sings and plays the langeleik which is a traditional dulcimer. She received training from Ragnhild Furholt and Frode Nyvold while studying at the Institute for Folk Culture in Rauland, Telemark. Arna performs extensively throughout the Midwest and wherever people are eager to hear traditional folk songs.

Loretta Kelley is among the foremost players of the Hardanger Fiddle in the U.S. She has studied the Hardanger Fiddle with many renowned masters of the instrument in Norway. Her CD Hambo in the Snow was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. She is also a founding member of HFAA; Hardanger Fiddle Association of America.

Georganne Hunter plays the Celtic harp, interpreting the moods of the dramatic ballads. She is an award winning harpist, as are many of her students. Georganne was a founding member of Willowgreen and has recorded two CDs which include some of her own compositions; Stoney Point and The Green Stone.

Doors open at 7:00 and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Complimentary snacks and cash bar available. Before the show, check out our gallery exhibit, which will feature our annual Minnesota State High School League Show by regional students, up through April 20th.

No tickets or advanced reservations are required for this concert; instead, a suggested $10 donation per person is requested. ALL are welcome to come and enjoy this special show, and we invite you to give as you’re able. For more information, call 218-385-3339, or visit

The Cultural Center in New York Mills is a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts. We offer visitors intimate opportunities to encounter art and artists in our 80-seat concert listening room, two galleries in a historic building, a gift store featuring local artists, an artist residency program, a sculpture park, and a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Since our incorporation in 1990, we have been passionate about connecting people to artists and rich cultural experiences in rural Minnesota, celebrating the local and being a window to the world.

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