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Go to National Public Radio’s website and hear Andrea, Loretta, and Charlie on All Things Considered: “Trio Plays Music for a Nordic Winter Wonderland” (January 1, 2007)

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Go to National Public Radio’s website and hear Andrea and Loretta on Performance Today: “Exploring the Nordic Roots of Music” (May 17, 2005)

Go to the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage’s website and see a video of Andrea and Loretta’s performance (September 28, 2001)

Press release

Washington, DC-area musicians Andrea Hoag, Loretta Kelley, and Charlie Pilzer Scandinavian fiddle music is a rich and vibrant folk tradition, inspiring young people today even as it draws on an unbroken history of over 300 years. Hambo in the Snow presents traditional and Andrea’s newly-composed Scandinavian tunes as performed by three of America's leading exponents of Norwegian and Swedish traditional music. Evoking the intimate atmosphere of a winter night in the snowy north with their haunting melodies are Andrea on fiddle and vocals, Loretta on fiddle, hardingfele (Hardanger fiddle, an ornately-decorated Norwegian folk violin with sympathetic strings), and vocals, and Charlie on bass and one- and two-row accordions.

Andrea, Loretta and Charlie have performed at concerts and dances across the U.S. and in Europe for over 25 years, including appearances on All Things Considered, Performance Today, and Prairie Home Companion. They can also be heard together on their first joint CD, Hambo in the Barn. Andrea, widely known for her versatile fiddling, is a 1984 graduate of Sweden's Malungs Folkhögskola, and studied intensively with elder fiddlers Päkkos Gustaf and Nils Agenmark. Loretta, America's foremost player of the hardingfele (Hardanger fiddle), has studied with numerous master fiddlers in Norway and placed highly in Norwegian fiddle competitions. Charlie is an award-winning performer and producer of traditional music. He is a long-time member of Spælimenninir, a folk band based in the Faroe Islands.

Andrea, Loretta and Charlie received a GRAMMY® nomination for their second CD together, Hambo in the Snow. Released on the Takoma Park, MD label Azalea City Recordings, the CD was one of five nominees for Best Traditional World Music Album in the 49th annual GRAMMY awards.

Both Hambo in the Snow (ACCD-0602) and Hambo in the Barn (ACCD-9601) are available from and For more information on Hambo in the Snow, visit .

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