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Trollfageln: The Magic Bird - Emilia Amper - 18.99
Emilia Amper is often cited as one of the great nyckelharpa players. ('World Champion' on the instrument, a title she won in 2010.) For Trollfågeln, her first solo disc, she has devised a programme which demonstrates the numerous facets of her own musical personality, and of her instrument. Firmly grounded in Swedish traditional music, Emilia Amper has also worked with musicians from many other backgrounds, and regards folk music as a common international language, and a way of combining tradition with spontaneous improvisation in a playful reflection of our own times.
list of lights and buoys - Susanna and the Magical Orchestra - 17.99
Norwegian duo of Susanna Wallumrød (vocals) and Morten Qvenild (keyboards) features nine low key, sparse and austere original songs (sung in English) plus highly personal interpretations of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' and Leonard Bernstein's 'Who Am I'. Unique contemporary pop music from Scandinavia.
Fatang - Fatang - 16.99
Swedish trio plays traditional folk music from the province of Uppland and new compositions. Peter Rousu (electric bass and guitar), Olle Bohm (percussion) and Henrik Eriksson (nyckelharpa - keyed fiddle).
Vagen in (The Way In) - Mats Eden + Tina Quartey - 18.99
Vägen in presents fiddler Mats Edén and percussionist Tina Quartey in a stunning duet debut. Mats' life-long Värmland traditions and his new interest in neighboring Norwegian melodies is a remarkably intuitive fit for Tina's explorations in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion. With their backgrounds in groundbreaking ensembles like Frifot, Groupa and Filarfolket, it is no surprise that what they deliver is innovative music, challenging and yet deeply rooted in tradition.
Den overste Toppen - Spunk - 17.99
Avant garde? Ambient noise? Gentle musical mayhem? Words fail.
Livets Lat - Simon Simonsson - 18.99
Swedish fiddler Simon Simonsson is an important link with the older generation of Swedish folk musicians. Simon (born 1945) has met and played with many legendary old fiddle players, especially in the provinces of Jämtland, Dalarna and Uppland.
Bara for ros skull (Just for fun) - Anders Svensson - 18.99
The record label says: Bara för ros skull (Just for fun) presents a traditional spelman album. However, it is full of lovely surprises. Here Småland fiddler Anders Svensson has full freedom to expand. He is given scope to twist and turn tunes and explore every nook in every quaver. When Anders plays he puts playfulness and variation first and lets the tunes flow freely. He is a musician whose music is characterised by flow and space.
Alla Drömmars Sång - Lena Willemark, Mats Öberg and Jonas Knutsson - 18.99
Three of Sweden's most respsected performers in any genre, vocalist and violist Lena Willemark, pianist Mats Öberg and reeed player Jonas Knutsson together create a whole new folk-art form for Sweden. They have all worked together in folk, jazz and art music ensembles for decades, and here they mix traditional material from Lena's home of Älvdalen with own original pieces and a surprising cover of The Beatles with a strong sense of unity, in a recording created in one day, as they simply let go and just played music. Highly recommended.
Piece In Peace - Elisabeth Engdahl and Thomas Gustafsson - 16.99
Composer, arranger, band leader, saxophonist, keyboardist Elisabeth Engdahl is also a noted player of the church organ. Together with husband Thomas Gustafsson, she performs somewhat sacred music from various sources, classical, jazz as well as their own compositions. Thomas Gustafsson was the first "Swedish National Treasure" awardee, He played in Bitter Funeral Beer Band in the early 80's as well as many others throughout the years. On this album he plays the soprano saxophone exclusively.
Paban Das Baul and Jonny Wartel - Paban Das Baul and Jonny Wartel - 17.99
An unusual fusion of jazz and tradition by the Bengali master and the Swedish saxophonist and his ensemble.
Behind The Bend - Lisa o Piu - 14.99
The 2nd album from Swedish folk siren Lisa Isaakson and her band Lisa o Piu. To get inspiration for the creation of Behind The Bend, Lisa spent time in a small cottage located deep in the vast woods of Vastmanland, Sweden, where she enjoyed the last breath of the summer. This is the kind of set and setting where you travel into another world... and they did. The initial recordings were made under a vaulted blue ceiling with gold stars in the old 15th century timber church of Hjulsjö, Sweden. The new album is filled with watery woodland folk hymnals, eloquent yet eerie. The harp has been given more space, the violin plays a greater role, the 12-stringed guitar plays graceful melodies and all is led by Lisa's gossamer vocals. They call it "psych-folk." OK? Listen to Was It The Moon, Child of Trees and World falling Down.
When This Was The Future - Lisa o Piu - 17.99
The debut full-length release by Sweden's Lisa Isaksson and her band. As summer came and turned Sweden into a green and pleasant place in the early 70s, the core members of Piu went to a small cottage in the beautiful archipelago north of Stockholm and recorded what was to become this LP. The album is filled with delicious and bewitching woodland folk hymnals, eloquent yet eerie, and led by Lisa's gossamer vocals, as delicate as a wavering candle flame. The album is produced by Mattias Gustavsson (Life On Earth!/Dungen), and it somehow divinely conjures the essence of Linda Perhacs, Bridget St. John, Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny, Vashti Bunyan, and Joanna Newsom into one singular siren, but with a thoroughly unique, thoroughly haunting delivery.
Spring in Niavaran - Various - 16.99
During May and June 2004, everal concerts in Teheran focused on meetings between Iranian artists and European artists Bazar Bla (Sweden), Hamon Martin Quartet (France), Christophe Joneau Trio (France), Persiano (Iran, Norway). This recording features both indivdual works and jamm-session collaborations among the artists.
Cugu - Wimme - 12.99
Kverrestad Morsil - Niklas Roswall and Jens Comén - 13.99
Swedish nyckelharpist Roswall and clarinetist Jens Comén in a series of unique duets
Meditations on Christmas - Gunnar Halle and Espen Eriksen - 18.99
Trumpet and piano duets improvise on both familiar old Christmas songs, traditional favorites and lesser known Swedish works
Contradans (Nordick Tree II) - Nordik Tree - 16.99
Back in stock: Arto Järvelä, Timo Alakotila and Hans Kennemark return for round 2, aother brilliant collaboration for fiddles, mandolin, piano and harmonium (pump organ). Maria Kalaniemi guests on one track.
Folkjul - A Swedish Folk Christmas - Various Swedish - 18.99
In Sweden the unbroken tradition of folk music has influenced both liturgical and classical music and musicians. Gunnar Idenstam, concert organist has created a program which combines traditional Christmas hymns, folk music and the sonic possibilities of a great church organ, in his own original arrangements. Idenstam is joined by folk fiddler (and baroque violinist) Lisa Rydberg as well as Sofia Karlsson and Emma Härdelin, two of Sweden's most distinctive voices in the traditions of folk music and ballads. A key role is also played by S:t Jacobs Chamber Choir,. Led by its choral director, Gary Graden, the choir has constantly extended its repertoire and forms of expression, exploring the realms of avant-garde music, jazz and, as here, folk music. The program (sung in Swedish) includes international favorites (Silent Night and Veni, veni Emanuel), Swedish traditional versions from the rich stock of the Lutheran hymn book (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen) and Swedish folk tunes and newly written material in the same vein. The resulting disc demonstrates a vital interplay between 'folk culture' and 'high culture', and gives a fresh breath of life to familiar materials, presenting an entirely new view of Christmas. The disc comes in a double-folded digipak with full color booklet including liner notes and song texts in Swedish and English.
Kurbits: Vol 1 - Young fiddlers from Dalarna - 17.99
On Kurbits seven young folk musicians from Dalarna have the opportunity to show what the new generation of fiddlers and singers from Dalarna are capable of producing. Jonas Hjalmarsson, Anders Almlöf, Ida Täpp, Jenny Täpp, Zara Helje and Mattias Helje excel in a selection of fiddle solos, duets, trios and group playing. These are interspersed with songs by Sofia Sandén, whose voice has a rich and sincere tone. The tunes and songs are old and have passed the test of time, but in the hands of these adept young musicians they feel as fresh as ever.
Live - Jonas Knutsson and Mats Öberg - 18.99
Saxophone maestro Jonas Knutsson and the keyboard genius Mats Öberg have played together since childhood and know each other inside out. The is a recording of a concert in Stockholm, February 2008.
Live in Frankfurt 82 - Bitter Funeral Beer Band w Don Cherry, K. Sridhar - 17.99
A remarkable concert recording of innovative trumpeter Cherry and sarod master Sridhar, joined by a stellar cast of Swedish, African, American musicians including Bengt Berger, Atsimevu, Anita Livstrand, Matthias Helldén, Christer Bothén, and many more.
The Sangeet Project - Sebastian Aberg - 16.99
Swedish percussionist and composer is joined by a group of classical Indian and Swedish jazz musicians in a unique contemporary 'raga project' that holds on to the roots of Indian music while becoming completely contemporary. The label says: "Indian Ghazal and modern electronica in groundbreaking new combination." Says Sebastian Åberg: "Two things have been important to me during this process. First, that the origin, the raga, is handled with esteem. Secondly, that the actual musical meeting between east and west actually enhances the musical expression." Recorded in Goa and Stockholm 2004-2006. Indian musicians: Maruti Kurdekar, Pradip Sarmokadam, Shipra Nandy, Vasantrao Kadnekar, Dilip Gadekar, Manab Das. Swedish musicians: Sebastian Åberg, Ismet Demirhan, Tobias Ersson, Viktor Buck, Stefan Lakatos, Stefan Grapenmark, Jan Liljekvist.
Up Close - Berger Knutsson Spering - 17.99
Swedish musicians Bengt Berger, drums Jonas Knutsson, saxophones Christian Spering, bass recorded this set of songs at Studios La Buissonne in Provence. It includes original works, an interpretation of a South Indian piece, trad/arrs of some Swedish polskas as well as Paul Motians 'It should have happened a long time ago' and Ellington's 'In A Sentimental Mood.' Jazz as only the Scandinavians play it.
See You In A Minute - Berger, Knutsson, Spering, Cherry, Cherry - 17.99
Bengt Berger, Jonas Knutsson, Christian Spering, Eagle-Eye Cherry and Neneh Cherry in an international homage to the late, great Don Cherry
Himmelens hatt (Heaven´s Hat) - Zara Tellander - 17.99
The Swedish singer (member of the folk ensemble Envisa and recently touring with Cirque de Solieil) explores folk music, jazz and improvisation on her new work, joined by Johan Björklund (drums), Jacob Karlzon (piano), Johannes Lundberg (bass), and Lisen Rylander (saxophone).
En Ruben Nilson-kväll - Jan-Olof Andersson - 18.99
Ruben Nilson (1893-1971) was a Swedish song writer, painter and craftsman. This is a tribute to his music by contemporary Swedish musicians Jan-Olof Andersson, Christer Karlberg and Olle Anderson
Levda Teatervisor - Birgitta Ulfsson - 17.99
Birgitta Ulfsson has collected 15 songs from 50 years on the theater and cabaret stages in Finland and Sweden. She has added a few short poems, as she usually does in her frequent performances around Sweden and Finland, together with pianist Lowe Pettersson. Here's an unusual art-music experience for those interested in the flow of the language as well as the melody.
Kontrabasharpa 1914 - Per Sundin - 17.99
Historic recordings of kontrabasharpa (a nyckelharpa) by Per Sundin (1858-1928).This CD is collected from ancient recordings, so there is a low quality of sound (by modern standards) and a lot of audio 'artifacts.' This is for the serious collector, scholar or player who wants to know the history, not for casual listening. Notes are in Swedish. Listen to a sample
Siluette - Gunnell Mauritzson - 18.99
The music on this CD was written by the world-famous baritone-saxophone player Lars Gullin. Mauritzson is the singer of Sweden´s folklore group Gunnfjauns Kapell. On this recording she has made Gullin´s music her own by translating it into folk music. Musicians include Ola Bäckström / Fiddle; Backa Hans Eriksson / Bass; Anders Hagberg / Saxophone, Flute; Johan Lövcrantz / Percussion; Roger Tallroth / Guitar, Bouzouki; Rickard Åström / piano.
Grejhojta! - Skromta - 18.99
The name of this group from Stockholm group comes from a local expression from Angermanland, a province in the north of Sweden, referring to supernatural creatures like ghosts, gnomes, trolls and vittror. The quintet is led by Matti Norlin (composer, nyckelharpa, hurdy-gurdy, vocal) and includes violin, flute, guitar, double bass and percussion.
Tango Trio Skanstull - Tango Trio Skanstull - 17.99
The Swedish bandoneon virtuoso Mikael Augustsson, together with the Argentine tango musicians Juan Esteban Cuacci, piano, and Lila Horovitz, bass present original works and those of masters like Astor Piazzolla. Together the trio takes a new look at tango - and the result is a musical meeting where you get moved as well as amused! They deeply understand and care about the essence of tango - but they never hesitates to explore and develop it.
Shadows - Sabbath Hela Vecken - 17.99
An instrumental sextet based in Sweden with members from Sweden, the US and Finland. They call it 'a musical and visual experience in Klezmer, Gypsy and east-European music.' It's done with energy and wit.
Anglarnas Sprak - Sagskara - 17.99
Sagskära is a traditional music group based in Smaland. On this album from 1992, Magnus Gustafsson plays the fiddle and sings, Toste Länne plays the fiddle, and Marie Persson plays guitar and harp and sings. Altogether a good, varied mixture of tunes and songs, most of which are from Smaland.
Rosenang - Elise Einardotter and Lennart Hellsing - 17.99
One of Cliff's quirky choices... This is vocal pop music from Sweden, performed by pianist/composer Einarsdotter and singer Hellsing, and a small jazz ensemble and some of Sweden's most interesting singers including Lena Willemark, Olle Persson and the Voice Boys. File under 'other?'
Yes We Are A Swedish Balkan Band... - Ostblocket - 17.99
Everybody's doing it, from New York's Zlatne Uste to Japanese jazz artists.... so who not the Swedes. Östblocket join their fellow Swedes The Cerro Esperanza Band in exploring the joys of Balkan rhythms and brass, and succeed rather brilliantly. Far more often focused on authenticity than the Esperanza crew, Ostblocket offer a rollicking, hard edge brass-band sound that can compete with some of the great bands who live on the original turf. fRoots says it is 'a distinctive new mix... [and] smart stuff.'
Gift - Ostblocket - 17.99
Östblocket deliver again on their 3rd recording of Balkan brass band music from Sweden, and prove they are not just a novelty but the real deal, with solid musicianship and the wonderful voice of Sofia Berg-Böhm up front on many of the songs.
Klacken i nocken! - Alla Fagra Barn - 17.99
swedish folk music played for a younger audience by this great band from Malmo - played for, not "down to," a younger audicence, that is. No matter your age, this is vibrant, alive and well played! Listen
Di Gamlaste Bidana - Christer Lundh - 14.99
Folks songs from Skane, southern Sweden, sung by Lundh and accompanied on fiddle, harp, bagpipes, crumhorn, flutes, guitar etc. Listen1 Listen2
Crane Dance - Jonas Simonson - 18.99
Simonson, one of the seminal musicians in the new Swedish folk revival, plays like no other flutist, with his own characteristic sting and intensity of sound and rhythm. In addition to the ordinary flute, he alternates with various overtone flutes and wooden flutes, as well as performing on the bass clarinet. Jonas performs with the legendary folk-fusion ensemble Groupa and Den Fule and previously performed with Bäsk, Kapell Frisell and the Vocal Ensemble Amanda.
Himlens polska - Erik Ask-Upmark - 17.99
Multi-instrumentalist Erik Ask-Upmark discovered the harp through a long-lasting love affair with Irish music bu he is now one of the leading Nordic music performers on the instrument and this is the first album ever featuring exclusively Swedish folk music on solo harp. Erik has earned the official title of "Riksspelman" (Master musician of the Realm). He also plays the Baroque double harp (Arpa doppia) with ensembles such as Concerto Copenhagen and Ensemble Mare Balticum. He performs early music and Nordic roots music both as a soloist and with his groups Svanevit, Dråm and Falsobordone.
nid - [ni:d] - 17.99
Mia Gustafsson (violin), Hanna Wiskari (saxophone) and Petter Berndalen (drums, percussion) perform a lively set of trad/arr from Sweden and other locales with a wonderfully stripped-down sound.
Om - Nara - 18.99
Nåra is the trio of Gunnel Mauritzson (vocals), Björn Ståbi (fiddle), Bengan Janson (accordion). This is their second recording, a wonderful mix of old roots and new ideas centered on the timeless themes of love and life, by three of Sweden's most respected musicians.
Nara - Nåra - 18.99
Gunnel Mauritzson (vocal, tin whistle), Björn Ståbi (fiddle, vocal), Bengan Janson (accordion, vocal) formed this ensemble in 1997. Their music is rooted in Swedish folk music, and performed in a very personal way and with great warmth. This is their first CD as a group (2000). Roger Tallroth guests on 2 tracks (octave mandola, twelve-string guitar).
Munväder - Gunnar Nordlinder - John-Erik Hammarberg - Bo Gabrielsson - 17.99
Swedish folk music for the harmonica (mouth harp) performed solo and in ensembles of multiple harps, with nyckleharpa, cittra (zither) and guitar.
Mon - Goran Mansson - 18.99
Göran Månsson is one of the most sought after and dynamic flute players on the Swedish folk music scene. He comes from the town of Haverö in Norrland in the north of Sweden. As a descendant of one of Sweden's celebrated folk music families, Göran is actively furthering the Swedish folk music heritage. This 2006 solo release (his second) is a stark contrast to his work on Gjallarhorn's recent release Rimfaxe.
Ute blåser sommarvind - Kersti Ståbi - 17.99
Kersti Ståbi sings the songs of Alice Tegnér, the Swedish icon of children's music, accompanied by the folk trio Nordic (Anders Löfberg on cello, Erik Rydvall on nyckelharpa and Magnus Zetterlund on mandolin and munspel.)
Lystra - Lystra - 17.99
Swedish trio of vocalist Berit Ekespong, Olof Misgeld on fiddles, and Simon Stålspets on plucked instruments, percussion, and sälgflöt (an overtone flute).
Låtar - Swedish Folk Tunes - Johan Hedin and Gunnar Idenstam - 18.99
Gunnar Idenstam, organ and Johan Hedin, nyckelharpa, play tunes, reels and other dances in eighteenth-century late Baroque style, a waltz tinged with the Spanish Renaissance, a dance from Italy and a number of original compositions. A unique combination and a unique recording. (Hybrid CD/SACD)
Kringliga later / Twisted Tunes - Ulf Storling and Roland Keijser - 17.99
Tunes collected from the playing of Snickar Erik Olson, master fiddle of Ovanåker, Hälsingland, performed by Ulf Störling (fiddle) and Roland Keijser (clarinet).
Kvarplekar - Roland Keijser and Anders Rosén - 17.99
Swedish duo (two clarinets) strikes a blow for musical freedom and ingenuity. 'New' folk tunes composed by the musicans, 31 of them, all on two reeds.
Fiddle Tunes from Rättvik, Boda and Bingsjö - Historical Recordings of Swedish Folk Music VIII - 18.99
Archival recordings of performances by Swedish fiddlers: Funk Olof Andersson, Klockar Gudmund Olsson, Perols Gudmund Olsson, Börjes Olle Samuelsson, Petters Erik Eriksson, Fräs Erik Andersson, Finn Jonas Jonsson, Finn Erik Jonsson, Tjäder Jonas Andersson (Hedin), Päkkos Hemer Olsson, Gustav Päkkos, Nylands Jonas and Erik Olsson
Fiddle Tunes from Halsingland - various Swedish fiddlers - 18.99
Traditional Hymn-Singing from Gammalsvenskby - Anders Hoas and Maria Hoas - 18.99
From the old Swedish village in the Ukraine. The Swedish island of Dagö, in the Baltic (Hiiumaa i today's Estonia), was lost to the Russians in 1710; in 1781, 1200 Swedes were deported to a region in the Ukraine. From then until their arrival in Sweden in 1929, the villagers struggled to retain their Swedish identity, their language, their history and their traditions, isolated from the rest of Swedish culture.
Historical Recordings of Swedish Folk Music IV: Silverbasharpa 1 - Sigurd Holmberg - 17.99
Sigurd Holmberg plays the silver-bass keyed-fiddle, the latest stage in the development of the 'simple' keyed-fiddle.
From Dance Halls, Forests, Gipsy Camps and Circus Tents - Wille Toors - 18.99
Finally back in print! Från logar, skogar, zigenarläger och cirkustält - Often called the most creative and original fiddler of Swedish tradition, the Paganini of the Great Forests presents his vision of the countryside in these 25 tunes.
Klimakterietango - Ewa Lindahl and Birger Bjornerstedt - 18.99
Swedish songs performed by Björnerstedt and Lindahl on guitar, harmonica, fiddle, accordion, clarinet, flute, nyckelharpa, and piano. It's a relaxed mix of folk songs, pop tunes and jazzy cabaret styles.
Klara stjärnor - Eva Tjörnebo and Viskompaniet - 18.99
A great Swedish vocalist, accomanied by Kjell Landström (nyckelharpa, guitar), Pär Furå (nyckelharpa, säckpipa, bass, mungiga [Jew's harp], lira), Leif Åhlund (guitar, nyckelharpa, ukelele, mandolin, cittra), and Inge Henriksson (one and two row melodeons, mungiga).
Kalabra - Kalabra - 17.99
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Vaylan Virrassa - Musik från Tornedalen - Jord - 18.99
Folk music from the Torne River Valley of Sweden, both traditional and newly composed by the band's members, performed on accordion, bass, flutes, percussion, guitar and voices
Inland - Goran Mansson - 18.99
Flute player Göran Månsson plays traditional folk tunes, mainly from the Medelpad area of Sweden, as well as some newly composed works. Guests include Jonas Simonson and Harald Pettersson.
Sanger till Vargskinnet - Huggevill - 17.99
Swedish 'new folk' by three musicians from Hälsingland - Jonas Olsson, guitar, fiddle, harmonium, keyboards, Örjan Hans-Ers, viola, fiddle, double bass and Görgen Antonsson, fiddle, viola, jew's harp. Sounds of the past are combined with modern tonal and rythmic influences. This recording is music for a theatre production of a play and all of the music is newly composed by Jonas Olsson. They are also accompanied by a number of guest musicians, with special note to Johanna Bölja's amazing vocals.
Vid Randen Blå - Huggevill - 17.99
The 2007 release by the trio from Halsingland, Sweden focuses more on the tradition than theor previous recording. Görgen Antonsson (fiddle, viola) Emma Johansson (vocal, flutes) Jonas Olsson (buzuki, fiddle)
Hin Håles Harvedrag - Hemallt - 17.99
The trio Hemållt - Christer Ådin (mandola, mandolin, accordion, jew's harps), Mia Gunberg Ådin (fiddle, vocals) and Anders Ådin (guitar, vocals, hurdy-gurdy) - offer straight-ahead, up-tempo Swedish folk dance music.
Nubiska Natter - H3FK - 17.99
Mixing influences from the likes of John Coltrane and Anouar Brahem with their own unique style, this ensemble offers an unorthodox vision. The group started out as a double trio mixing modern jazz with Arabic folk music, but have now reached a point where the borders are blurred and the feeling is completely natural and original. The compositions are written for the whole ensemble, but also includes trio and quartet pieces, with elements of Arabic, Middle-Eastern, Gypsy and Swedish folk and pop.
Later Fran Mora - Dans i Gopsmor - 17.99
Folk music from Mora recorded by Pontus Selderman, Olof Flodin and Anna Aronson on violin, cow horn and herding flute. From the absurdly lively musicians in Dalecarlia comes yet an abrasive ace of a record. Moralåtar, played with the friction of Ornette Coleman - without hesitation.. from the deep woods an answer to the railway whistle of Hank Williams, a sound that comes from very far away and goes right to the bottom of your heart.' - Per Andersson, Expressen
Volunde - Gunnfjauns Kapell - 17.99
Gunnfjauns Kapell was born in the fall of 1982 on the Baltic island of Gotland. Four dedicated folk musicians with widely differing backgrounds and preferences came together to form one of the foremost bands within the growing Swedish folk music movement in the 1980s. It was Caroline with her fiddle music from the west of Dalarna, Anneli with her song tradition and balkan music, Bengt with his Irish jigs and reels and Jan with his guitar music, folk and classic.
Dansa laite - Gunnfjauns Kapell - 17.99
The playing is meticulous, the arrangements are mature, and the singing is graceful. The ballads, polskas, waltzes, and a schottische are all played with spirit and accomplishment. This is a gem.' Ivan Emke, Dirty Linen
Jarven - Frifot - 18.99
Ale Möller, Lena Willemark and Per Gudmundsen created the ensemble Frifot to explore the roots of Swedish folk music in daring new ways
The Joik Box) - Jojk - out of print
No longer available. 3 CDs and an excellent 310 page hardbound book explores the ancient art of joiking, the Saami vocal art form. US orders only - others please contact me before placing an order,
Three Traditional Folk Singers (2 CDs) - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 9-10 - 33.99
72 songs recorded by Swedish radio between 1952 and 1963, including jocular ballads, pastoral songs, love songs, drinking tunes, religious songs and songs of the sea. Sung by Lena Larsson (Gullo, Bohuslan), Ulrika Lindholm (Jamtland) and Svea Jansson.
Lock rop and Vallatar: Ancient Swedish Pastoral - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 8 - special order
Performers: Karlsson, Anna / Lisslass, Elin / Edvardsson Johansson, Karin / Larsson, Tjugmyr Maria / Moraeus, Anna
Harmonica and Accordion - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 7 - 18.99
Performers: Jonsson, Elias / Jordahl, Per Ludvig / Danielsson, Nis Karl / Andersson, Ivar / Johansson, Gunnar
Rhymes and Lullabies - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 6 - 18.99
Performers: Karlsson , Margit / Blom, Dagmar / Blom, Jenny / Söderberg, Nils / Trolle, Britta
Folk Tunes From Orsa And Älvdalen - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 5 - 18.99
Performers: Andersson, Gössa Anders / Åhs, Evert / Orre, Lars (1871 - 1954) / Fält, Gereon / Andersson, Elg Emanuel
Adventures In Jazz And Folklore - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 4 - 18.99
Performers: The Bengt Arne Wallin orchestra, / The Jan Johansson Quintet, / The Georg Riedel orchestra, / The Bengt Hallberg orchestra, / The Georg Riedel ensemble
Traditional Folk Music - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 3 - 18.99
A survey of the whole breadth of Swedish folk music. Many of the recordings were made in the field - from 1942 onwards - in the summer pastures and in the homes of folk musicians and singers. Others reflect the Swedish folk music of the present day, partly in traditional form and partly in the vigorous mixture of musical styles developed during recent years. Among those contributing are Karin Edwards, Pelle Jakobsson, Eric Sahlström, Gössa Anders, Pål Olle, Susanne Rosenberg, Per Gudmundson and Marie Selander as well as folk music groups Norrlåtar, Väsen, Frifot and Hedningarna
Swedish Fiddlers from the Past (3 CDs) - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 26,27,28 - 44.99
Documentary recordings of Swedish fiddlers made by ethnographer Yngve Laurell between 1913 and 1920 on old phonograph cyliders.
Folk Music In Transition - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 25 - 18.99
Original recordings of singers and folk musicians followed by their respective adaptations, beginning in the 19th century and continuing to the present day. Included are music and arrangements by Richard Dybeck, Hugo Alfvén, Hilding Rosenberg, Ingvar Lidholm, Jan W. Morthenson, Karin Rehnqvist, Johansson/Wallin/Hallberg , Folk och Rackare and Hedningarna.
Chorales and Wedding Music From Runö - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 24 - 18.99
For 600 years, right up to the beginning of the 1940s, a Swedish settlement existed on the island of Runö, off the coast of Estonia. There an archaic form of Swedish was spoken and many old customs and practices continued considerably longer than on the mainland.
Folk Songs and Tunes From Bohuslän - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 20 - special order
Bohuslän 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. 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.
Blood, Corpes and Tears - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 19 - 18.99
Chapbook songs and ballads (skillingtryck) tell tales of unhappy love and sudden death, crimes and passion, horrid mishaps, and all manner of other misfortunes.
Folk Tunes From Dala Floda, Enviken and Ore - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 18 - 18.99
With the tunes from Enviken and Ore can be heard a close teamwork performance by four skilful players, Nils Agenmark (1915-1994), Pontus Berggren (b 1935), Påhl Olle (Olof Dyrsmeds, 1915-1987) and Alm Nils Ersson (b 1942). The fiddlers' quartet, which actually set a trend for other players, was recorded in 1971 by the Swedish radio producer, Matts Arnberg.
Folk Songs Rättvik, Boda and Bingsjö (2 CDs) - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 16-17 - 33.99
On this double CD we hear Pers Erik and Pers Hans, Göras Anders and Leif Göras, Petters Erik, Påhl Olle, Blank Kalle and Blank Anders, Röjås Erik the elder and the younger, Röjås Jonas, Päckos Helmer, Pekkos Gustaf and Nils Agenmark.
Songs Of Sailors and Navvies - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 15 - 18.99
These songs tell of sea journeys and railwaybuildings, of love and broken promises and of Georg Sjöman (George Sailor) whose comrades ate him up. Most are written by sailors and navvies, some by others who - more or less accurately - tell of their legendary ways of life. The recordings were made in the homes of elderly sailors and navvies - or other bearers of the tradition - in the 1960's and 1970's.
Folk Tunes From Jämtland / Vall--trall and Lapp-Nils later - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 14 - 18.99
Performers: Näsström, Erik Axel / Löfström, Nestor / Mårtensson, Anders / Falk, Olle / Röst, Per Viktor
Nordic Folk Instruments - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 13 - special order
Rysstad, Åni / Arfs, Erik / Jonsson, Elias / Jacobsen, Hans Fredrik / Bäckström, Magnus present sonfgs to show the variety of folk instruments in the tradition.
Songs Of Torndalen - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 12 - 18.99
Swedish Tornedalen has long had a rich song tradition which was alive and vigorous even into the 1970s - thanks, in large measure, to Laestadianism, a religious movement where worldly things such as radio and television were seen as sinful and therefore prohibited. Here Swedish and Finnish cultures meet in ring games, love songs, satirical ballads, workers' songs and religious songs, all of which have been recorded in Tornedalen.
Fiddlers From Five Provinces - Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 11 - special order
Performers: Pettersson, Svante / Huldt, Sigvard / Berndt, Carl-Eric / Isacsson, Richard / Sahlström, Eric (1912 - 1986)
Enteli - Enteli - 17.99
Folk-jazz from Sweden faturing Bengt Berger, tabla and percussion, Jonas Knutsson, saxophones and additional percussion, Ale M and ouml;ller, multi instrumentalist, Johan Sandouml;derberg and singer Lena Willemark. The band describes it thus: 'Freedom is light and airy - freedom to soar upwards and float down. And all that music needs is to be played - nurtured and cherished. We begin and end with a scream. We breathe in, and before we have time to breathe out rhythm's steel spring is coiled tighter and tighter inside until it almost snaps, in a dance that is sometimes Swedish, sometimes a Sufistic, mystical dance of the dervish. Time and space intertwine in tightly plaited unity and with a slight flutter the rustlings and the sleepy whispers rise into the air and evaporate, like the sweet-smelling smoke from Grandpa's tobacco in the autumn.'
Horn Concerto / Desert Point / Violin Concerto - Anders Eliasson - 17.99
Performers include Soren Hermansson (French horn), Jari Valo (violin), The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Conducted by Juha Kangas. Recorded in Kaustinen Church in Kaustinen, Finland
Ekon fran Vallskogen - Calle Hernmarck, Sten Andersson - 18.99
Pastoral music form Sweden, played on shepherd's pipes, goathorns, baroque fiddles and sampler
The Coming of Spring - Eitre - 17.99
Two Irish musicians, three Swedish create a five-piece band who have their own interpretation of Irish traditional music.
Dubbelgangarn - Jan Ekedahl - 17.99
One of the pioneers of Swedish folk guitar, a prolific composer in various genres, not only for guitar but also for choir and string ensemble and one of the founders of the Swedish folk group Gunnfjauns Kapell; on Dubbelgångarn he plays his own tunes, solo or in duets with Mats Bergström. Six of the tunes are from the 1985 album Gitarrfamiljen, the rest are new.
Dråm - Dram (Ask-Upmark and Rynefors) - temp out of stock-18.99
Musicians Erik Ask-Upmark and Anna Rynefors are both riksspelmän and combine ancient instruments to create new sounds with their combination of nyckelharpa, Celtic harp with Swedish and medieval bagpipes providing the endless dråm (drone) that gives them their name.
Rosco - Roger Tallroth and Scott Nygaard - temp out of stock
Swedish guitarist Tallroth (of Vasen) and American guitarist Nygaard pair off on a trans-Atlantic set of new and traditional tunes, occasionally accompanied by American fiddler Emma Reid. Highly recommended! Listen to "Roger's Rough" and "Rough Crossing."
Om Mikaelidagen - Kongero - 18.99
Four Swedish singers - Josefin Peters, Emma Björling, Lovisa Liljeberg and Emma Ludvigson - present songs aold and new for voices only, bringing, as they say it, "traditional Swedish music from out of the past and into the present. Kongero perform their music with dignity, warmth and humour." Listen to "Den som frisker är och sund" and "Konge-ro."
Mot Hagsätra - Mikael Marin and Mia Gustafsson - temp out of stock-18.99
Mia (Gustafsson) Marin is a Swedish fiddler from Värmland, in the western part of Sweden. Mikael marin is the well known member of the folk trio Vasen, as well as a respected viola soloist who has played with other ensembles from around the world. Here they perform together, in both traditional styles as well as on original tunes by themselves and friends like Antti Jarvela
Kapten Bölja - Kapten Bolja - 17.99
The Swedish trio Tomas "Limpan" Lindberg, Johanna Bölja Hertzberg, Ola Hertzberg play newly composed folk music for voices, nyckelharpa, bouzouki, kantele and guitar. Listen to "O Tysta Ensamhet" and "Nacken forfor Jungfrau."
áogáttis (by the embers) - Sofia Jannock - 18.99
The Swedish Sami singer will bring a number of references to mind, from the energy of Varttina to the jazzy sophistication of lena Willemark. But ultimately, she can stand on her own. This is her second recording, and its mix of sami roots, pop and jazz has many moods, from pure pop to complex new music. A fine singer, a great band and a willingness to experiement make this one well worth your consideration. Give her a listen.
Soot - Boot - 18.99
Boot is Hållbus Totte Mattsson (mandora, Baroque lute, from hedningarna), Ola Bäckström (violin, bouzouki, well known fiddler and member of Swap) and Samuel Andersson (percussion, hurdy-gurdy, octave violin; from Hedningarna, Godrun), three well respected Swedish musicians who are familiar with tradition in a powerful new trio recording.
From Sweden to America - Various - 17.99
Swedish Emigrant Songs: Amerikavisor - Historic recordings from Sweden and the US about emigrants and immigration. All are vocal works, folks songs about the joys and hardships
Edda Magnason - Edda Magnason - 16.99
Swedish pianist and vocalist Edda Magnason dips into pop, jazz and folk with a fine small ensemble of violin, percussion and such, in a series of often very quirky songs sung in English. Listen
Vinterskrud - Lisa Rydberg - 17.99
A reissue of her earlier 'Obeträdda Marker' with a few more songs. In addition to her fiddle, we have guest vocalists Thomas De Liva, Emma Härdelin, Henriette Sennenvaldt and a small choir.
Orustlater - Goran Premberg - 17.99
The island of Orust in Bohuslan has a rich tradition of fiddlers and many associations with the British Isles. Goran Premberg has taken this as his starting point on his first solo album, which is entirely devoted to tunes from Orust. The CD is dedicated to David Andersson (1904-1994) with whom Goran managed to spend a few musical summers.
Milvus - Mats Eden - 13.99
The ECM release by violinist Eden, with Jonas Simonson (flutes) and the Cikada String Quartet offers a different aspect of this brilliant Swedish composer and musician.
Top Quality Bones And A Little Terrorist - Britta Persson - 17.99
A curious Swedish pop recording (sung in English) by a unique voice with a unusual song writing style. She accompanied by a mostly acoustic ensemble that is equally comfortable with rock, pop and jazz.
Once Around - Emil Strandberg, Jonas Ostholm - 14.99
piano and trumpet
Luma - Oddjob - 14.99
Siberia - Krantz - 14.99
Sana som vi - Dan Berglund - 14.99
50 år - Svärdsjö spelmanslag - 17.99
This is the anniversary album of Svandauml;rdsjandouml; Spelmanslag, recorded as club celebrates its 50th birthday. They present tunes from all parts of the old Svandauml;rdsjandouml; parish in Dalarna. Most tracks are played by the whole ensemble, but there are also some solo, duets and small groups , all stirringly performed, a master work of traditional dance music. 50 ar!
Forr sa har jag dansat - Bosse Larsson and Ole Hjorth - 17.99
Bosse Larsson and Ole Hjorth play the traditions of northern Uppland and Bingsjö. Most tunes are after or by Viksta Lasse Larsson (1897-1983), an Uppland legend who both fiddlers have studied under. The title Förr så har jag dansat translates as Once I used to dance, and it is an apt title for a recording of dance tunes by esteemed members of the older generation of Swedish fiddlers.
50th Anniversary - Boda Spelmanslag - 19.99
There's no sign that Boda Spelmanslag is getting on a bit and now celebrates its 50th anniversary. No, there's no danger of old age here! On the contrary: supple danceable Bodapolskas, the spelmanslaget's speciality, are performed with dash and verve. On this album they play a selection of their favourites. Warning: legs may start to twitch!
Live - String Sisters - 15.99
Top fiddlers from the Celtic and Scandinavian traditions gather for a show at Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival. Featuring Annbjørg Lien, Catriona MacDonald, Liz Carroll, Liz Knowles, Mairead ni Mhaonaigh, and Emma Hardelin. Solo, in various groupings, and sometimes backed by piano, bass, guitar or percussion. Highly recommended!
Trad. - Barry Phillips - 16.99
On Tråd American cellist Phillips tackles traditional Scandinavian fiddle tunes and original pieces with Vasen's Olof Johansson on nyckelharpa, and Olof Gothlin on fiddle. String ensembles for solo and duo cello, trios and quartets, plus a bit of percussion and pipe organ.
Diagonal - Stockholm Lisboa Project - 17.99
The artists say: In this project, we explore our cultures and traditions Then travelling diagonally through Europe. Portugal in the southwest and Sweden in the northeast of Europe are 4.000 kilometers apart from each other geographically, but in music sometimes very close. We have to listen carefully to the inner voice of each song that we play. What does the song tell us? How does the song want to be performed? Sometimes it says "play me in a fado style". Other times it says "I need Nordic clothes". A few times it says "I was born in Portugal and have a cousin in Sweden". We call it "fado, polska and beyond". But that is to simplify this project, because the music doesn't let itself be defined in words, just in music! - The ensemble is Liana on lead vocals, Filip Jers on diatonic, chromatic and bass harmonica, Sérgio Crisóstomo on violin and Simon Stålspets on Nordic mandola, diatonic accordion.
Nocturne - Soetkin Collier - 16.99
Soetkin Colliers first CD is a collection of songs about love, hope, despair and faith in a dark and romantic setting. She is accompanied by Tom Theuns on guitar and Didier François on nyckelharpa (Swedish key-fiddle). She contributes her own compositions along with personal arrangements of traditional songs from Flanders and Sweden. A recording of stark beauty and powerful moods.
Yggdrasil (Tree of Life) - Kristian Blak and Yggdrasil - 16.99
Faoroese composer and musician Kristian Blak with the Nordic ensemble Yggdrasil and Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir.
Transit - Tummel - 16.99
The Swedes seem to have a new passion for Balkan and other eastern European music, and Tummel present their own brand: tough, raw, often harshly electric, but always soulful and full of the original 'heavy metal' of the European brass band. Klezmer, Balkan dance tunes, Arabic touches and a defiantly original streak define this band's music.
Dans and Drom - Fagel Roc - 13.99
The 2009 release by Sweden-based Fågel Roc gets its inspiration from their own home and around the world, and the band of synth-guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion uses an excellent pallat of Latin rhythms, Oriental melodies, western pop, Bagdad rock, and what they call Etnoschlager.
Kropp och Själ - Fagel Roc - 13.99
Sweden-based Fågel Roc gets its inspiration from their own home and around the world, and the band of synth-guitar, keyboards, bass and percussion uses an excellent pallat of Latin rhythms, Oriental melodies, western pop, Bagdad rock, and what they call Etnoschlager. They are vocally led by the wonderful Nadia Louis, an Iraq singer now based in Sweden who works in many languages including Assyrian and Swedish.
Riff-Ola - Swedish Sax Septet - 15.99
The Swedes have a history of brass instruments in traditional dance music. At the center of the revial maelstrom of the 80s were bands like Filarfolket and Groupa and the brass innovations of Anders Rosen, Sten Kallman and Thomas Ringdahl. Here they are joined by four other equally well travelled horn players to form an unusual all-brass ensemble that uses ancient folk, European classical music and a bit of jazz and pop-rock to create a sound both funky and formal.
Raisu Aut - Gunnel Mauritzson - 17.99
The 2003 release by this marvelous Swedish singer is an elegant exploration of folk roots, joined by some of Sweden's best jazz and folk musicians, including Hans Kennemark, Roger Tallroth, Rickard Astrom, Jonas Knutsson and many others
The Herd - Anders Hagberg - 12.99
Old traditions like herding calls, jojks and overtone flute meet musicians of the 90-s in an unlimited improvised world music. Anders Hagberg is well established in Scandinavia and has toured internationally with other crossover groups such as Mynta, New Jungle Orchestra and Winduo.
Eldringen - Dan Gisen Malmquist - 16.99
Swedish Composer and clarinet player, Dan Gisen Malmquist, has been playing and composing music for the past twenty years. He has his own characteristic tone as a musician and a very distinct feeling for melody as a composer.
Parlor fran Swin 2 - Flaskvartetten - 16.99
Swedish string quartet+percussion, tackles a new musical world of ambient noise, lush layered pop and edgy rock, mixing the strings and percussion into a rich electro-acoustic landscape that escapes easy classification.
Ater - Gunnell Mauritzson - 16.99
Gunnel Mauritzson 'Åter' One of Sweden's very best folk singers with a band consisting of some of the most interesting musicians within the new Swedish folk music.
Tre - Archimedes Badkar - 18.99
Reissue of a 1977 recording by a Swedish jazz-folk-rock fusion outfit that was pretty pioneering for their time, and still sounds fresh all these years later. It combined a raw jazz attitude with a flair for more folky melodies, all twisted around with attitude and energy. Fans of Arbete-Fritid and David Amram will get it right away, but you have to love long jazz solos!
Hopp Tussilunta, Tunes from Särna II - Anders Rosen, Per-Olof Moll, Kalle Almlof - 16.99
On half of the tracks we hear solo playing by Anders Rosén. Per-Olof Moll plays first violin on the duo and trio numbers, and also solo violin on some tracks. Kalle Almlöf is heard on the 2nd violin on a few tunes.
Fragancia - Evert Taube in Spanish - Katia Cardenal - 18.99
The music of Swedish singer/troubador Evert Taube (1890 - 1976), performed by Nicarauguan singer Cardenal and an ensemble of Cuban and Nowrwegian musicians, recorded in Cuba. Directed and accompanied by Francisco Pancho Amat and a small acoustic ensemble from Cuba
Rosenfole - Agnes Buen Garnas and Jan Garbarek - 18.99
The classic recording of the incredible Norwegian singer and one of Scandinavia's best known jazz musicians, in an austere exploration of the traditional medieval songs of Norway. The ECM version has long been unavailable. This is the original Norwegian edition, same music, but different cover art.
Fest - Fotefar and Håvard Lund - 18.99
FEST is the first CD from the folk trio Fotefar (Footprints) and clarinet player Håvard Lund. The trio is Lena Jinnegren, Bendik Lund Haanshus and Ragnhild Furebotten. Lena, from Sweden, has deep roots in rock, folk music and folk ballads. Ragnhild was nominated for the same award in 2008 for her solo CD "Endelig vals" (Finally a waltz). Bendik trained at the music conservatory in Trondheim, and plays in the group KADO and the tango music band Orangutango. Håvard is artist in residence for the cultural centre in Troms county, and now has a permanent position there as a musician, composer and arranger. He has played with the band Farmers Market, with Frode Fjellheim of Transjoik and collaborated with Trygve Seim.
Djungelmusik med sång - Rudiger Carl and Sven-Ake Johansson - 16.99
Swedish experimentalists Rüdiger Carl (accordion, clarinet) and Sven-Åke Johansson (accordion, drums and voice) push the limits on this 1997 recording, made live in a Stockholm bookstore. Their free-association approach to music makes this challenging for those in need of a countable beat, but the mood is elegant, bizarre or beautiful at each turn and the results are nothing short of unique.
Stemmenes skygge - Braten-Berg, Mazur and Willemark - 18.99
Norwegian Kirsten Bråten Berg (vocals, jew's harp), Sweden's Lena Willemark (vocals, violin, viola), and Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur join together for is going to be one of the great Nordic recordings of 2005. 'Voices' Shadow' is a pure trio recording, unadorned and yet ornate in structure, deeply rooted in tradition and yet almost avant garde in performance, and a total joy to listen to.
Levande Langeleik - Various - temp out of stock-18.99
A collection of artists playing the Swedish langeleik (zither)
Synlige Hjerteslag - Frida Annevik - 18.99
Norwegian folk pop
Trio Mio - Kristine Heebøll - 15.99
A remarkable trio of Danish violinist Kristine Heeboll, Swedish guitarist and bouzouki player Jens Ulvsand (of the band Avada) and Danish pianist and accordionist Nikolaj Busk perform from but not in the tradition, using the roots to generate modern modes inspired by jazz and classical as much as folk. The results are both elegant and energetic.
Højbystævnet 2009: Musik fra forsamlingshuset - various (2 CDs) - 19.99
Live performances in denmark in September 2009 for dancers and musicians by Danish, Norwegian and Swedish artists - Kristian Bugge and Band, Gässbiköllor, BØG, John Ole Morken and Jørgen Nyrønning
Dreamers Circus (EP) - Dreamers Circus - 12.99
A 5 song mini-album by threee musicians of diverse backgrounds. Nikolaj, Ale and Rune create a very modern type of Nordic folk - spontaneous, explosive arrangements with creative though natural contrasts that will sweep you off the floor. Nikolaj (piano/accordion) comes from the world of jazz, Rune (violin) from the world of classical music and Ale (cittern/violin) from the world of folk music - and they mix every part of their musical experiences together with open-minded results. Brand new tunes, mostly composed by Ale, offer a unique new sound. Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen: violin and harmonium; Ale Carr: cittern and violin; Nikolaj Busk: grand piano, accordion; with guests Roger Tallroth and Sofia Karlsson
Orustlåtar (Tunes from Orust) - Göran Premberg - 18.99
The island of Orust in Bohuslän has a rich tradition of fiddlers and many associations with the British Isles. Göran Premberg has taken this as his starting point on his first solo album, which is entirely devoted to tunes from Orust. The CD is dedicated to David Andersson (1904-1994) with whom Göran managed to spend a few musical summers.
Danslåtar efter Hedlund - Svardsjo spelmanslag - 18.99
Vilhelm Hedlund (1868-1946) lived all his life in Enviken, a remote settlement in eastern Dalarna. A shoe-maker by trade, Hedlund was also the foremost fiddle-player in the district. His enormous stock of tunes, many of them learned from family members and dating back to the 18th century, is still a goldmine for present-day folk-musicians. He had many really old polska tunes - and no one had so many out of the ordinary waltzes as Hedlund. Svärdsjö Spelmanslag (the Fiddle-players of Svärdsjö) have picked out and polished 28 of Hedlund's nuggets for their latest CD of dance tunes
Drängkammarlåtar (Farm-hand Tunes) - Simon and Olle Simonsson, Kjell-Erik Eriksson - 17.99
The trio plays music that was in fashion among country people in Sweden at the beginning of this century. Simon and Kjell-Erik (of Hoven Droven) play the fiddle as well as Simon's brother Olle, who also ccompanies on zither and guitar. Most of the tunes come from the fiddlers from andAulvdalen in Dalecarlia and Offerdal in Jamtland.
Latar pa Bodamal - Boda spelmanslag - 17.99
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Boda Spelmanslag in 2003. In addition to the tracks which were on the first edition there are another ten fantastic Boda tunes which were recorded at the time of the 1979 LP but and are now available for all to hear.
solo - Jonny Soling - 18.99
Jonny Soling is an important model for present-day Swedish folk musicians in two senses - firstly as a fiddler with a special fondness for the tunes from Orsa, Bingsjö and Rättvik and secondly, as the teacher of hundreds of pupils at high schools, fiddlers' courses and his own one-year folk music course at the Malung Folk High School. On his first solo album Jonny's playing is inspired by his own models - Nils Agenmark, Pål Olle and Gössa Anders. He also presents a couple of his own compositions
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - 18.99
Three musicians explore the rich traditions of Norway, Sweden and Shetland - Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Hardanger Fiddle and Octave Fiddle; Anders Hall, Fiddle and Viola; Kevin Henderson, Fiddle
Spar - Mansson Aberg - 18.99
Contemporary Swedish music performed on flutes and lutes.
To hear with the mouth - Ensemble SON - 16.99
Låtar på skånska - Jeanette Eriksson - temp out of stock-18.99
Solo fiddle from a young and very talented player from Helsingborg, in the south of Sweden
På väg - Anders och Patrik - temp out of stock-18.99
Anders Larsson (voice and mandola) and Patrik Andersson (fiddle) offer their own unique, acoutsic arrangements of Swedish traditional music.
Epilog - Rojas Jonas - temp out of stock-18.99
Röjås Jonas (1921-1989) from Boda in Dalarna was one of the greatest fiddlers in the history of Swedish traditional music. He passed away in 1989 but even today, almost 20 years later, he remains an important influence for many fiddlers in Sweden. Now, finally, the first full-length album featuring Röjås Jonas is released on the label Nordic Tradition. Most of the material on the CD was recorded by Jonas himself during the early 70's, just before the big folk music burst, and it's a testament to the legacy of one of the great legends of traditional music!
Rikedom och gåvor - Svanevit - special order
The second recording by this wonderful Swedish ensemble, Anders Larsson mandola, vocals; Maria Larsson fiol, härjedalspipa; Anna Rynefors nyckelharpa, Swedish säckpipa (bagpipe), slagverk; Erik Ask-Upmark harp, säckpipas, härjedalspipa, offerdalspipa, mungiga
Låtar II - Swedish Folk Tunes - Johan Hedin and Gunnar Idenstam - temp out of stock-18.99
Gunnar Idenstam, organ and Johan Hedin, nyckelharpa, play tunes, reels and other dances in this second volume of duets.