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Published on Feb 24, 2014
From the Seattle Folklore Society's "Fiddlers Showcase" concert, January 25, 2014, featuring Pacific Northwest fiddlers. Mr. Anderson is a noted Scandinavian fiddler living near Tumwater, Washington, with his wife Jane Johnson, who plays button accordion. Jeff's family came to the U.S. from Norway and the Lofoten Islands. He learned to play fiddle from the playing of his grandfathers from Norway. Jeff and Jane perform at many Scandinavian events, festivals, and other affairs. Spratt is a mazurka from Finland and Snurringen is a mazurka from Norway. The mazurka is a dance that originated in Poland about 500 years ago, and is danced in Norway, Sweden, and Finland, each country having its own steps for the dance. Mr. Anderson has two CDs on Voyager, CD346, "Fiddling in the Family Tradition," and CD364, "Jeff Anderson & Jane Johnson: Nordic Spirit. www.voyagerrecords.com. Video by Phil Williams.