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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 28, 2007

(Mahwah) – The Ramapo Mountain Stage series presents Nordic Fiddle Fest! featuring Frigg Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater.

Combining elements of their respective folk traditions from Finland and Norway with touches of American Appalachian and country music, this seven-piece band has been dazzling festival audiences in Scandinavia and the U.S. creating a phenomenal buzz among listeners and fellow musicians.  The band has appeared on Garrison Keeler’s show, “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Frigg marks the emergence of a new generation of musicians from a pair of prominent fiddling families from Finland and Norway.  The basic Frigg sound consists of a wall of fiddles backed by the strumming of the guitar and cittern, with a touch of dobro, providing a distinctively bluegrass flavor.

Tickets for Nordic Fiddle Fest! are $24, $20 or $15 for adults, $12 for children under 17 and a five percent discount off regular ticket prices for senior citizens.  The Sharp Theater is located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For more information call 201.684.7844.  At this performance, Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference award recipients will be recognized in honor of the late Russ Berrie’s birthday.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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