(a/k/a Näktergal; Satakieli)

3 Nattergal musicians Nattergal is a small group of San Francisco Bay Area musicians who play and sing Scandinavian folk music: primarily dance tunes (both gammaldans and bygdedans), with some music just for listening.  Our repertoire is drawn mainly from traditional Scandinavian sources but also includes original compositions by members of the group and unique arrangements and harmonies.  Instrumentation includes fiddle, accordion, cittra, guitar, hardingfele, recorder and munnharpe, with vocals in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic and Danish.  Nattergal has been performing since 1991, with varying membership, in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as other parts of the USA and Scandinavia.

4 Nattergal musicians Nattergal's previous performances include the Lutheran Church Fall Festival in Felton, the Skandia Folke Musik Festival at Solvang, the Kolo Festival in San Jose, the Finnish-American Society's Vappu Juhla in San Jose, Sweden in Bloom Festivals in San Mateo and Palo Alto, Skandifest in Turlock, the City of Rocklin Jubilee, Norway Day in San Francisco, Scandinavian Festival in Sacramento, IKEA's store opening in East Palo Alto, the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, the City of Foster City Recreation Department Concert Series, and the Bing Music Series concerts at Stanford Hospital.

Ruth Anne Fraley accordion, recorder, vocals, guitar, harp
Annie Kanerva vocals, cittra, guitar, recorder
Sarah Kirton fiddle, hardingfele, vocals, recorder, munnharpe
Jane Tripi accordion, vocals

Nattergal is available for festivals, dances, concerts, parties, weddings, and other events.  Musicians perform in various groupings and configurations, with additional musicians included as called for by the requirements of the occasion.

We play regularly at a quarterly Scandinavian dance in Oakland, and at special parties for a weekly Scandinavian dance class in Oakland.  For information about these events in Oakland, please contact: Jane or Frank Tripi   (510)-654-3636

Our albums below are available for $15.00 from any of us in person (add $3.00 for mail orders):

Tre album front cover Tre album back cover
Nattergal 1996 album front cover Nattergal 1996 album back cover
Cittra och Song album front cover Cittra och Song album back cover

Address for mail orders:
377 Santa Margarita Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
For further information, please contact:
Annie Kanerva
Sarah Kirton