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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 12
Laulava Tornionlaasko
Swedish-Finnish songs

Tiensuu, Gösta / Andersson , Valborg / Sandin, Hilja / Tonvall, Richard / Ajanki, Hilda

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. Often a special vocal technique is used, powerful and intense, and reminiscent of the East European tradition.

Track Listings

1 Oi ootamme kaivosten yösta
2 Hei juu junttampoo
3 Som offer du fallit
4 Soutelin kerran
5 Arevaaran murha
6 Husaren han kommer ifrån främmande land
7 Jos sinä aiot naimisiin
8 Jeesuksesta laulan
9 Mä sydämestän nähdä halajan
10 Istuinpa sänkys laidalla
11 Minä seison korkialla vourella
12 Niin monta kertaa
13 Venäläinen verikirves
14 Jojk
15 Jojk
16 Jojk
17 Että soutelinpa venehälle
18 Nu långt i söder jag sitter inne
19 a) Lyssnar du till mig ikväll lilla mor b) Minä musitan mökin pienen
20 Lehtimetsän siimeksessä
21 Pium paum
22 Orja minä olen
23 Matalan torpan hiilloksella

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