Totnes Early Music Society

Totnes Early Music Society / Events / Sat 14 Dec 2019

Society of Strange and ancient Instruments: The Longest Night

Society of Strange and ancient Instruments: The Longest Night

In Norway, the Lussinatten festival celebrates the longest night of the year. Legend has it that Lussi, a feared enchantress, punishes anyone who dares to work and, from Lussinatten until Christmas, spirits, gnomes and trolls roam the earth. Celebrate The Longest Night with devilish tunes, ancient Norwegian and English folk carols and other festive musical treats!

Award-winning Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player and singer, Benedicte Maurseth, SSAI’s director, Clare Salaman and harpist Jean Kelly, play hardanger fiddles, Swedish nyckelharpa, and clarsach (celtic harp) to present an enchanting repertoire of songs, dances and instrumental pieces from Purcell and Playford to traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tunes and ancient songs.

Advance tickets £13, under18s £5, from the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070) and website (, on the door £14/£5. For more, see This is the third in a series of six concerts organised by the Totnes Early Music Society.

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Event Location

St Mary's Church

High Street, Totnes Devon

Telephone: 01722 349 308

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