Loretta Kelley (Hardingfele, Violin) is a regular featured fiddler at Scandia D.C. She is well known within the Scandinavian dance community and is acknowledged as the foremost American born Hardanger fiddle player in the United States. She studied Hardanger fiddle (Hardingfele in Norwegian) during 1979-1980 at the Folk High School in Rauland (Western Telemark) and was during that time a member of the local fiddlers' group, the Spelemannslaget Falkeriset. She has since returned to Norway many times for extended visits to learn from some of Norway's best fiddlers. She has played in many competitions in Norway, including Norway's national competition, the most prestigious Landskappleik. She received a Grammy nomination for her 2006 CD Hambo in the Snowwith Andrea Hoag and Charlie Pilzer, and has several recordings available.
In the CDs corresponding to the 8 Volumes of the Scandia DC Spelmannslag Repertoire, Loretta played for
Volume 1 (all tracks);
Volume 2 (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16 and 19);
Volume 3 (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7 and 11)
Volume 4 (tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 15)
Volume 7 (tracks 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) and
Volume 8 (tracks 13 and 14).