“Kom skal vi klippe sauen”: Nordic Ways of Welcoming Winter


  • A workshop featuring song, dance, and cultural discussion about welcoming winter in the Nordic tradition
  • Wednesday, November 18, 5:30-7:00 pm CDT
  • Hosted online over Zoom
    When you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the information you need to access the workshop.

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The Norwegian folk song, Kom skal vi klippe sauen i dag (Come shall we clip the sheep today) is a classic tune that describes the process of going from sheep’s wool to all sorts of clothes. Join Nordic culture educator Kari Tauring for a deeper look at the process of wool production from the mythic, cosmological, and cultural practices. Learn the song and even do a little dance around clipping, carding, spinning, dyeing, knitting, and weaving that essential ingredient for survival in the Northlands – wool.

Here is a delightful link to learn the tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMI2naYqUUE

Kari Tauring is a folk musician, cultural educator, and spiritual leader living in Minneapolis. She is recognized for her interpretations of ancient Edda poetry, runes, and Norse cosmology and metaphysics. She has several recordings, a book and app for rune study, as well as a host of on-line courses available on her website. She also teaches regularly at Norway House in Minneapolis.