Pojkarna (the "Ivares" boys) Son and grandson of Ivares Edwin
Johnson, born in Rättvik Sweden in 1905. Edwin played fiddle in
Sweden with his childhood friend and fiddle partner, Hed Jon (see photo
below). At the age of 19, Edwin immigrated to Minnesota, bringing with
him his love for his home and Rättviks music. Edwin played
Rättvik fiddle tunes his entire life and passed it on to his son,
Bruce Johnson, and his grandson, Paul Dahlin. Paul's son Daniel
Dahlin started playing his great-grandfather's music at a young
age and has become a real Rättviks fiddler. Daniel and Bruce are
fiddle partners and have performed at Nisswa Stämma many
times. Bruce's son Blake is now taking up the fiddle and they hope
to have him play on their upcoming CD along with Daniel's father, Paul.
Ivares Pojkarna plays tunes from Rättvik, Binsjö and Boda, located in
Dalarna, Sweden. These guys play with a lot of feeling and
energy. Make sure to take in one of their sets, unless you are
susceptible to motion sickness.