I was in the Dubliner in Reykjavik, trying (not very successfully) to get friendly with the bartender, a lovely but bored Swedish woman named Anna. Nearby six or eight women were doing some sort of dance that involved much clapping and stamping of feet.
"Does this go on all the time?" I asked.
Anna rolled her eyes and said, in a voice dripping with ennui and scorn, "They are Norwegian
Here's Mr Tattie Heid his own self, at the Nordic Roots Festival in Minneapolis in 2001, with his arm around noted Norwegian girl and world-class fiddler Annbjorg Lien. Alas, she would not let me carry her home.