Finnish folk music duo to play at Nordic Heritage Museum tonight

This evening, at 7 p.m. at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th Street), a folk music group from Finland will play a concert. The Polka Chicks are fiddler Kukka Lehto and accordionist Teija Niku. In addition to composing their own songs, “revel in picking through the dusty shelves of folk tune archives to find hidden musical gems and polish them anew in a uniquely Polka Chick way,” according to a press release from the museum.

Polka Chicks, photo courtesy Nordic Heritage Museum

Next week, the museum will host another, very different, concert. The Royal Nordic Opera Singers from the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen will play at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Their set will, “span classical music from the worlds of opera, operetta, Broadway musicals, and even Danish, Swedish, and Icelandic folk songs.”

Royal Nordic Opera Singers, photo courtesy Nordic Heritage Museum

The Royal Nordic Opera Singers are, “known for their light-hearted, sometimes humorous, renditions of songs from Broadway musicals, traditional Nordic songs, and operatic arias.” There will also be a post-concert reception to meet the performers.

Tickets for the Polka Chicks are $10 for museum members, and $12 for non-members. For the Royal Nordic Opera Singers, tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To make reservations, call 206-789-5707 ext. 10, or email rsvp@nordicmuseum.org.


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