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Folklorist at Sons of Norway
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Folklorist John Berquist performs at the Sons of Norway meeting on Jan. 17.
Folklorist John Berquist performs at the Sons of Norway meeting on Jan. 17.
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The Sons of Norway - Scandia Lodge presents John Berquist, one of the Midwest’s most respectable folklorists. A native Minnesotan of Norwegian and Swedish descent, he has toured Europe and has performed at festivals all across America.

Berquist will perform at Island View Golf Club on Tuesday, Jan 17 as a guest of the Sons of Norway Scandia Lodge. Social hour begins at 6:30. The concert is free and open to the public. If you would like to include dinner with your evening, RSVP to waconiascandialodge@gmail.com.

Berquist presents concerts and programs that bring to life the heritage and lore of the Upper Midwest. From lumberjack ballads to miners’ laments, folk melodies from Scandinavian, Finnish and Slavic immigrants to songs about people and places, John shares a lifelong collection of music and stories with his audiences.

He plays the guitar, mandolin, 2 and 4 row button accordions, and he sings in a rich, warm baritone. His stories about the songs he sings, the people who sang them, and the heritage they represent are memorable vignettes of life in America’s northern heartland.

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