Lynn Gudmundsen Opens DCA Fireside Coffeehouse Concerts

Being a classically trained violinist has provided Lynn Gudmundsen the wherewithal to expand her repertoire to perform “a bit of everything.” The well-known Door County entertainer gets that opportunity Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 pm in the opening of the annual Fireside Coffeehouse Concerts at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA).

While the violin and fiddle may be one and the same, when Gudmundsen gets her hands on the instrument, she does some serious fiddling around. It’s during these times when she moves easily between bluegrass, jazz, Irish, blues, folk and original compositions, mixing in, of course, some classical music as she has during her more than three decades of performing.

She is a member of the Primavera Strings, along with Hans Christian on cello and Beth Hon on violin. She says, “Primavera Strings has rekindled my delight for playing classical music with good friends.”

The founder of The Door County Bluegrass Camp, Gudmundsen’s most recent recording is titled Violynn-Fiddlynn-Mandolynn. In her “spare time,” she teaches mathematics and computer classes for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

In the Jan. 16 concert, Gudmundsen will be joined by some of her friends for an evening of down home music. All tickets are priced at $14 plus tax and handling. Seating is limited and the public is encouraged to order tickets in advance.

The Door Community Auditorium box office is open from 10 am – 3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 11 am – 3 pm the day of the concert. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 920.868.2728, or online at