Loretta Kelley has been performing, teaching and writing about the Hardanger fiddle (hardingfele) for more than 20 years. She has appeared on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion and American Radio Company, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Performance Today," and at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage in Washington, DC. She is a regular teacher at the Nordic Fiddles and Feet Scandinavian music and dance camp in West Virginia and at the Annual Workshops of the Hardanger Fiddle Association of America; and has often taught at Scandia Camp in Mendocino, California as well as at innumerable local workshops throughout the US. She has made nearly 20 study trips to Norway and has placed highly in many fiddle competitions there, most recently a finalist ranking at the Folk Music Days in Porsgrunn, Telemark in 2001. Her playing has been featured in an hour-long radio program on Norwegian radio.


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