We warmly welcome you to participate in two festival days in Tobo and Uppsala!
These festival days will create opportunities for musicians, dancers and a broad public to meet and engage in the legacy of Eric Sahlström and Swedish folk music at its best.
On August 24, Eric Sahlstöm’s birthday will be celebrated at Sweden’s national center for folk music and dance in Tobo at the Eric Sahlström Institute. The house will overflow with dance and music on Friday evening! This is also an opportunity to visit the Institute's nyckelharpa building museum.
On Saturday, August 25, Eric Sahlström will be celebrated in Uppsala with a series of activities including the opening of an exhibit about Eric Sahlström at the Uppland Museum, a fiddlers' parade through the city in partnership with the Upland Fiddlers Association, as well as concerts and jams at the Uppsala Concert Hall, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress. The program at the Concert Hall includes a seminar, playing and dance workshops, as well as exhibits, films and open playing throughout the building. Two highlights will be the concerts - one in a reconstructed kitchen simulating where fiddlers and friends who met Eric will share their memories and play his tunes.
The Grand Concert in the main hall, hosted by master of ceremonies Mark Levengood, features a broad range of artists including Väsen, Bazaar Blå, Hedningarna, The Sahlström Family, Olov Johansson, Cajsa Ekstav, Ditte Andersson, Torbjörn Näsbom, Johan Hedin and Emila Amper among others. 30 youth nyckelharpa players will participate in the grand finale of the concert.
All of the events at the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, with the exception of the Grand Concert, are free of charge. Tickets to the Grand Concert will be available on Ticknet.se later in the spring.
The evening features a summer concert and dance with Benny Andersson Band on Vaksala Square, just outside Uppsala Konsert & Kongress. Tickets to this concert will be sold through Blixten.se, Ticnet.se, 077-170 70 70 and Ticnet agents.