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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 5
Folk Tunes from Orsa and Älvdalen

Performers: Andersson, Gössa Anders / Åhs, Evert / Orre, Lars (1871 - 1954) / Fält, Gereon / Andersson, Elg Emanuel

Orsa, in the Swedish county Dalarna, has a musical dialect all of its own - archaic and rugged, filled with trills and often with complicated rhythms. Gössa Anders Andersson , who belonged to the old school of traditional fiddlers, carefully preserved both tunes and style. Älvdalen, not far away, has also a distinctive musical dialect. The living tradition borne by the doyen of Älvdalen fiddlers - Gyris Anders - and his pupil Anders Södersten, was maintained by four fiddlers born in the 1870's and 80's - Lars Orre of Rot, Lars Åhs of Blyberg (who passed on the tradition to his son Evert Åhs), Tolv Manne of Näset and Gereon Fält of Rot

Track Listings
1 Polska efter fadern
2 Orsa brudmarsch efter Bleckå
3 Orsa gamla brudmarsch efter Maklin
4 Vals efter fadern
5 Polska efter Jämt Olle
6 Storpolskan efter Bleckå
7 Polska efter Jämt Olle
8 Polska efter Bleckå
9 Polska efter Pellar Anna
10 Polska efter Bleckå
11 Polska efter fadern och Bleckå
12 Polska efter fadern
13 Polska efter Bleckå
14 Polska efter Jämt Olle
15 Brudpolska efter Minu Per Hansson
16 Polska efter Bränd Jon
17 Brudpolska efter Janissa Per Hansson
18 Brudpolska efter Janissa Per Hansson
19 Brudhisslåt från Skattungbyn efter Erik Bengtsson
20 Långdans efter Bleckå
21 Polska efter Bleckå
22 Polska efter Bleckå
23 Gånglåt efter Bleckå
24 Polska efter Bleckå
25 Polska efter Grev Jon Hansson
26 Polska efter Jämt Olle
27 Jemsken, polska efter Södersten
28 Silkesvalsen, vals efter Södersten
29 Gånglåt efter Lars Åhs (Karlfelts gånglåt)
30 Svartvik, polska efter Gyris Anders

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