DAWSON — The Dawson-Boyd Arts Association will open its 19th season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a Scandinavian Folk Music concert at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson.
The Meander Weekend concert will feature Paul and Marikay Dahlin, Art Bjorngjeld, Char and Bruce Bostrom and Ross Sutter with a variety of Scandinavian folk songs, tunes and dances.
Sutter is a familiar performer and folk music educator in the west-central Minnesota community playing guitar, button accordion and dulcimer.
Bjorngjeld plays button accordion and fiddle.
Char Bostrom is featured on fiddle and Bruce Bostrom is featured on moon harp and various percussion instruments.
Also performing will be Paul Dahlin of Minneapolis, along with his wife, Marikay. Paul Dahlin is a premiere Swedish-style fiddler, educator and founder of the American Swedish Institute’s Spelmanslag, or “fiddlers’ team.” He is devoted to the study, preservation and performance of Swedish traditional music.
These musicians have performed on stage at Norsk Høstfest in Minot, North Dakota, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Prairie Home Companion radio show in St. Paul, Battery Park in New York City and on stages as far away as arctic Norway and Kodiak, Alaska. All of them appear every summer at the Nisswa-stämman festival in Nisswa, Minnesota, and at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, at Sons of Norway Lodges across the Midwest, and at lutefisk suppers and theaters, festivals and stages all over the country including Sweden and Norway.
Prior to the concert, a Swedish meatball meal will be served beginning at 6 p.m. in the Commons. Tickets for the meal are limited to 120.
Tickets for both the meal and concert are available online at www.dawsonboydarts.org or through the box office at 320-312-2311. Concert tickets will also be available at the door.