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Folk Music in Sweden Series
Unique recordings of Swedish folk music which present the country's musical heritage in all its breadth and richness. This series is of high value both the those with a professional interest as well as listeners just searching for the roots of the Swedish folk movement. English notes are included. See a listing of the entire series


Volume 20
Folk Songs & Tunes from Bohuslän



Bohuslšn has always had to make way for the "great" folk-music provinces of Sweden. Nevertheless there is a diverse and special fiddle and song tradition here. Listen, for instance, to Martin Martinsson, with everything from "small stumps" and diddles to long ballads out of his inexhaustible repertoire of songs. The fiddle tunes are from Orust, Svarteborg and Hogdal where the players have stubbornly hung on despite tough competition from the accordion. Proximity to Norway gives itself away in much of the music: triplets, double stopping and chords are all elements in the plating technique and a Norwegian dance, halling, will be noticed in the repertoire. Many unusual dances such as lybeckare, engelska and kadrilj are also reflected in the music. This is a reissue of a LP from 1974, completed by songs and fiddle tunes from the archives never made available before. Totally 50 tracks.

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