The Cedar Presents


Sat, December 10, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Warming House

Minneapolis, MN

$15 Advance / $18 Day of show

Off Sale

This event is all ages

"Dear American Friends,

We regret to inform you that the USCIS have had extremely long delays in their Visa application system this autumn, which means that Marin/Marin couldn’t get Visas on time for the American tour. This is outrageous, since the application was submitted with a generous time margin, but despite our attempts to fix the problem (calling and emailing several times a day for weeks, talking to Federal agents, talking to the Senator’s office and so on…) we didn’t get any help.

We are so very sad about this, since we've really been looking forward to the tour, and hope that you’ll be able to come to another Marin/Marin concert in the future. There has never been any problems with our Visa’s before, so there’s no reason to believe this will ever happen again.

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic 2017, filled with Music.

Mark Walstrom, Mikael Marin and Mia Marin"

”...Marin/Gustafsson unleash a violin duo which surpasses most everything else in the genre. It sparkles and shines, it's dusky, it swings, it's beautiful.”...” Awfully good, nothing to add.”
Lars Lind, Lira Musikmagasin

This was written in Lira Musikmagasin, the biggest magazine for traditional music in Sweden,when Marin/Marin released their first duo album, "Mot Hagsätra" 2008. (Back in those days, Mia's surname was ”Gustafsson”.) Two of Sweden's most established traditional violin players teamed up, and the result was a totally unique duo. Since they are both known as experienced and imaginative second voice players, (Mikael in the trio Väsen, Mia in trios NID and MP3) they are uncommonly responsive. Something that can be heard in their arrangements, improvisations and compositions. Their repertoire is a mix of traditional tunes and original compositions. Mikael's creative sound world put together with Mia's fulminent playing equals musical fireworks without parallell. Their second album  ”Småfolket” was nominated for the prestigious Manifest award in 2011. (An award for important albums from small record labels.) Their third album "Skuggspel" was released in the summer of 2013, and was immediately a favourite with the media. All three albums have received the quality sign "Lira likes" in the earlier mentioned magazine.
They are called master fiddlers as well as inspired teachers. They teach regularly at music colleges, schools and workshops in Sweden and around the world. Sometimes alone, other times together with dance teachers or other music teachers. Mikael also plays in the bands Väsen, Timber, Bowing 9 and Rotvälta. He is also in charge of  traditional ensemble education at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Mia plays with MP3, NID, Bowing 9, Ulrika Bodén Band, Sofia Karlsson Band and Malin Foxdal Band. She teaches very often at workshops around the world and is also a violin teacher at Eric Sahlström Institutet in Uppland.

Their instruments give them a larger range than the "traditional" way of playing on two fiddles. Mia is since 2010 playing five string fiddle by Per Klinga in Mora. It's tuned as a fiddle and a viola (CGDAE). Mikael plays two five string violas. One which is made by Per Klinga, tuned like a fiddle and a viola (CGDAE), and another one made by Hans-Olof Hansson, which is tuned one octave below a fiddle, (GDAEB).Marin/Marin have released three highly acclaimed CDs on the label Dimma Sweden. ”Mot Hagsätra” (2008), "Småfolket" (2011) and "Skuggspel" (2013). A new album is planned for 2016.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or