Julane Lund is a dynamic musician based in Indiana who sings and plays violin and the eight stringed Norwegian Hardanger fiddle (known in Norwegian as hardingfele). She also performs on viola, piano, "companion" organ, Native American style flutes, Norwegian willow bark flute, tenor ukulele, harps, percussion and various other ethnic instruments. She breathes new life into traditional music from styles such as Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Celtic, Metis and Americana by blending elements from classical music and jazz. Her arrangements of traditional melodies and her compositions that are rooted in tradition are exciting and new! A combination of soul stirring melodies and foot stomping rhythms fill her performances. Her use of numerous instruments keeps the soundscape ever changing, and listeners are consistently impressed by her passion, musical knowledge and skill. Julane has garnered numerous awards and inspired audiences throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Quebec, Russia, and the United States.
Video of Julane Playing Hardingfele in Russia
Not performing, but judging for this special annual event showcasing talented youth from Morgan County Indiana.
Benefit Concert with Gary Webb
Veloworks Urban Cyclery and Coffee Shop, 1354 Shelby St., Fountain Square, Indianapolis
Your attendance (suggested donation of $10.00) helps to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Julane will sing and play a variety of instruments, and Gary Webb will join her for a number of songs he has written.
Come celebrate the 17th of May Norwegian Independence Day (as well as a special anniversary for the Circle City Lodge of the Sons of Norway) by enjoying a wonderful Norwegian meal and hearing Julane play traditional Norwegian and Norwegian-American music on both the conventional violin and the Hardanger fiddle. She will be wearing her bunad (traditional dress) from Gudbrandsdalen. The cost of attendance is $30.00.
Fundraising Concert for Eden
Mooresville First United Methodist Church, 900 Indianapolis Rd., Mooresville, IN
The goal of this concert is to introduce the audience to a little girl named Eden, who lives in an orphanage in a foreign country. All of the money raised from this concert will be placed into a fund held by Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc. in Eden's name. The money will finally be awarded to a family that steps forward to adopt Eden. Admission is free, although freewill donations are encouraged. This concert will include a variety of music styles and types of instruments played by Julane. The music can be described as "inspirational world music."