Warm music from cool lands to melt your heart (tm)

 

Nordland Band (tm)

 

Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish music

 

From Hambo to Hopsa

 

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This sweet, melodic music is satisfying to listen to, fun to dance to, and is a refreshing change of pace. The rolling bounce of the Scandic rhythms, like Hambo and Hopsa, insists you move your feet.

 

Versatile yet rooted in tradition

 

Nordland Band’s warm sound starts with violin, mandolin, guitar, wooden flute, and vocals. (And that is just the duet!) Drums, acoustic bass, second violin, and trumpet can be added. Repertoire is carefully chosen from folk pieces, popular music, and the band’s own compositions which live within the folk tradition. Jutta Distler, the leader, researches most of the music during visits to her musician family in Sweden and Denmark.

 

For private parties, Big Band Swing and other American music styles are available including foxtrot, cha cha, tango, and waltz, as well as 50s acoustic rock and Beatles songs.

 

Ranging far and wide

Call for details (847) 864–1022 between 10 AM and 10 PM C.S.T.

 

As Chicago’s only professional pan-Scandinavian band, the Nordland Band has, since its inception in 1990, been invited to perform for the Royal Danish Consulate, at the Winnipeg and the Earth Song Folk Festivals in Canada, Michigan’s Spirits of the Woods Folk Fest, the University of Michigan’s Folk Life Fest, and has been a regular for many years at Chicago’s Andersonville Midsommar Fest.

 

Viking beat will thrill your feet

 

If you’re looking for a group that can fill everyone with good spirits, the Nordland Band is ready to play. Dance instruction can also be provided.

 

Flexible and affordable

 

We fit the band’s size to your budget, needs, and interests. Contact us today to discuss your plans!

 

Sample music

 

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  • Valravnen

    Medieval Danish song about a raven

  • Lyse Naetter

    Original Scandinavian-style waltz tune by Jutta Distler / Trio

  • Telling Hopsa

    Danish traditional dance tune / Trio

  • Polska from Dorotea

    Swedish traditional dance tune / Trio

  • Lundstrom Medley

    Scandinavian dance tune medley / Quartet

 

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Valravnen

Danish medieval song / Trio.

Lyse Naetter

Original Scandinavian-style waltz tune by Jutta Distler / Trio

Telling Hopsa

Danish traditional dance tune / Trio

Polska from Dorotea

Swedish traditional dance tune / Trio

Lundstrom Medley

Scandinavian dance tune medley / Quartet

 

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 Scandinavian Audio Demos

 

If there is no flash-player on your computer, you will only see an brown box above. In this case, please use the HTML5 Player or the Quicktime / Windows Media Player. Note: the Quicktime Player plays in a pop-up window.

 

If none of these delivery methods works, please contact us so that we can discuss other options.

 
 

Image of Jutta & the Hi-Dukes as a trio

“[Their] music is exciting, and listeners will find it hard to keep from leaping up to dance.” — Natalie Wainwright, Arts & Life reviewer, Round Table

 

“Thank you so much for performing at our Bishop Hill Folk Festival! We have heard nothing but compliments about your music.” —Todd DeDecker, Bishop Hill Heritage Association Administrator

 

“Your performance was truly amazing and we are very glad that you could be part of this special event.” —Juan Carlos Acevedo, Outreach Coordinator, Wheeling Park District

 

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