NPR logo Norwegian Fiddle group QQQ, behind the scenes in Studio 4A

Norwegian Fiddle group QQQ, behind the scenes in Studio 4A

We enjoyed a visit recently from QQQ, an avant-Norwegian-fiddle-folk-band. Band leader and Princeton University Music Professor Dan Trueman plays a traditional Hardanger fiddle, distinctive for its inlays, carvings and resonant strings that give it a full and often haunting sound. Here's a "behind-the-scenes" video from NPR's Studio 4A as the group warmed up for the broadcast recording. Tune in Saturday (yes, SATURDAY, Liane's hosting Weekend Edition Saturday AND Sunday this week!) for the full interview and performance, and we'll also post full audio cuts and another video of Dan playing a solo number.

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