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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 7
Harmonica & Accordion

Performers: Jonsson, Elias / Jordahl, Per Ludvig / Danielsson, Nis Karl / Andersson, Ivar / Johansson, Gunnar

Since the turn of the century, the accordion has been one of our most popular instruments. Both on dance floors and in people's homes, a little snatch has fairly often been heard, especially in the province of Ångermanland where the accordion has a strong foothold. There, already at the beginning of the 20th century, it superseded the fiddle as the most popular folk instrument. The harmonica, an instrument easy to carry around in the pocket, has also been very popular during the 20th century and in the province of Jämtland, for instance, a special tradition was developed were it was used to play technically advanced folk-fiddle tunes. The recordings were made between 1968 and 1980, at the homes of the players, and also provide a fine cross-section of different instruments and varying tone qualities.

39 Tracks Including
1  Lapp Nils-polska
2 Brudmarsch efter Lapp Nils
3  Länsmansvals
4  Polska
5  Svi Per Jerkers polska
6  Vals efter Stark Johan
7  Gånglåt
8  Polka
9  Vals efter Johan i Mörkhult
10  Polka (hopparpolka)
11  Vals
12  Mazurka
13  Skräddarepolka
14  Vals efter farfardern
15  Polska efter farfardern
16  Schottis
17  Schottis
18  Polkett
19  Kväsarvalsen
20  Stamp i drängstugan, polkett
21  Lotsens polska
22  Klackjärnspolka
23  Vapperstavalsen
24  Polska
25  Friarvalsen
26  Elvira Madigan
27  Radiopolka
28  Polkett efter Johan i Mörkhult
29  Hambo
30  Tuttebiten, polka

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