Scandia Camp Mendocino
Andreas Idh
[Thomas Westling]
Andreas says: I am 35 years old and I have been playing the fiddle since I was ten years old. I was inspired by Ulf Andersson from Föllinge. Ulf is married to my mother’s sister. I have been listening to folk music since I was a child.

I am currently living in Torp in the central part of Sweden.

The traditional music and dances from this area are close to my heart as is the music from Jämtland and Härjedalen.

I also dance the polska dances and received my big silver medal in Uppdansning (“medal testing” of polska dances) in 2007. Since 2006 I have been playing with the Jämtland/Härjedalen group, Mitlåt at the Uppdansning.

When I am not playing music and dancing I am a nurse and work with palliative care in a Hospice in Sundsvall.

photo credits: Thomas Westling and provided by the artist (click to enlarge)