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Swedish Fiddle Music

poetlady 13 Nov 03 - 02:33 AM
open mike 13 Nov 03 - 03:28 AM
Alba 13 Nov 03 - 10:14 AM
Sorcha 13 Nov 03 - 11:03 AM
poetlady 13 Nov 03 - 05:10 PM
GUEST,McGrath of Altcar 13 Nov 03 - 08:15 PM
GUEST,Tim Randles 13 Nov 03 - 11:39 PM
open mike 14 Nov 03 - 02:11 PM
open mike 14 Nov 03 - 04:31 PM
poetlady 15 Nov 03 - 01:32 AM
mack/misophist 15 Nov 03 - 11:52 AM
PaulineL 15 Nov 03 - 02:44 PM
open mike 15 Nov 03 - 03:06 PM
open mike 17 Nov 03 - 01:10 PM
open mike 17 Nov 03 - 01:18 PM
Chanteyranger 18 Nov 03 - 12:59 AM
open mike 18 Nov 03 - 03:18 AM
GUEST,Sam Pirt 18 Nov 03 - 05:16 AM
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Subject: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: poetlady
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 02:33 AM

I've recently taken an interest in Swedish fiddle music. I've had a rather difficult time finding much information on it. I'd like to know if and who might play Swedish traditional fiddle music in the United States and perhaps some good recordings to buy and listen to.

Thank you ever so much.

Search for other Sweden/Swedish threads


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 03:28 AM

where are you located?
there are groupls of folks who
get together to play this music
around the country. I know the
Bay Area (San Fransicso) and
the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/
St. Paul) and Seattle...
see the swedish music concert thread
and there are links there for
Spelmanslag web site
which in turn has links...


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: Alba
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 10:14 AM

Two recordings I would recommened would be:
Maria Kalaniemi & Sven Ahlack's album "Airbow"
and
Akta Spelman, you can read more about this group here:
Swedish Fiddlers
" Airbow" is available at Amazon.com
Hope this helps.

Jude


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 11:03 AM

Also, look for hardanger music.


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: poetlady
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 05:10 PM

Open Mike, I live in Colorado, sadly, but all those pretty pictures of nyckelharpas made me wish I had some money I didn't particularly need. :)

Quite useful, Alba. I have the problem that half the Swedish fiddle music I can find is stuff like Väsen, lovely, but not too deathly authentic.

Hardanger fiddle is very pretty, but isn't more Norwegian? At this point I don't know any Swedish tunes or anything, so I think I should keep my focus pretty narrow until I have some idea what I'm doing. (I'm utterly clueless except I know I think it's pretty. :) )


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: GUEST,McGrath of Altcar
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 08:15 PM

You want some tunes? Go to Richard Robinson's page. He loves scandi music and is a very nice chap.


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: GUEST,Tim Randles
Date: 13 Nov 03 - 11:39 PM

Arvid Lundin is a terrific swedish fiddler.

http://www.spokanefolklore.org/referral/bands.html


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 14 Nov 03 - 02:11 PM

there is a nyckelharpa player in denver
who is one of the board members of A.N.A.
Shiela Morris could most certainly direct
you to a sourc of swedish fiddle music.
her e-mail: spmorris@ecentral.com
.
here is my nyckelharpa teacher.
also plays swedish fiddle music: Tim Rued
http://www.members.aol.com/timrued/index.htm
he is also willing to conduct lessons
long-distance, with tapes, written music, etc.

hardanger is definately norwegian.

did you check any of the links on this thread:

or here:http://www.scandinavianfiddlesociety.org/

or http://www.rfod.se/folklink/index.asp?db=swelink&lang=en&cat=top

there is a list of written music here: http://www.nyckelharpa.org/

where in colorado are you located?

I see this fellow used to have a colorado address,
but i think he may have moved
Ben (Lagerberg) Teitelbaum, ChainSwede@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 14 Nov 03 - 04:31 PM

swedish music thread


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: poetlady
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 01:32 AM

I live in north western Colorado.

Thank you ever so much. :)


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: mack/misophist
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 11:52 AM

If there is an 'old vinyl' shop near you, when Nonesuch Records was still around, they did a couple of albums of Swedish fiddle music that not only sounded excellent but had discussions of the history in the liner notes. The only parts I remember are that there was a mutual influence between Scandinavian music and Scotts piping. There was also supposed to be a continuity (in Swedish music, at least) because of the annual 'mustering parade'. Men of military age would start at one end of the country and march to the other, picking up contingents as they went along. That way the various regional musicians got to perform for each other.


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: PaulineL
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 02:44 PM

If you want a fun, not too difficult (for Swedish fiddle music) book of sheet music, I recommend "Swedish Fiddle Music, an Anthology," compiled by Ben Paley. There is a tape that goes with it so you can hear what the music is supposed to sound like. The book has a brief explanatory Introduction and brief notes with each tune. It's fun.


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 15 Nov 03 - 03:06 PM

Ben Paley is the son of Tom Paley. Tom, of New Lost City Ramblers
Old Reliable String Band and New Deal String Band, has a web site here:
http://www.tompaley.com/ there is a listing of discs on that site and
there are a few swedish fiddle tunes available there.


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 17 Nov 03 - 01:10 PM

David Lindley and Henry Kaiser did a collection
of scandinavian music called Sweet Sunny North.
http://www.henrykaiser.net/ssn.html
and i jsut discovered there is a vol. 2 (norwegian)
http://www.henrykaiser.net/sweetsunnynorth2.html
it is on the Schanachie label.


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 17 Nov 03 - 01:18 PM

correction: spokane musicians
Arvid Lundin link


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 18 Nov 03 - 12:59 AM

Janette Duncan in Northern California is a good resource. She plays and teaches Swedish tunes, and might know of someone closer to you. PM me for her contact info if interested. A great fiddler to listen to is Ellika Frisell. Her CD "Tokpolska" is a gem! See if Dick Greenhaus at CAMSCO can get it for you. It's worth the import costs - a beautiful recording by a true master of the genre.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 18 Nov 03 - 03:18 AM

the northern california spelmanslag
which is mentioned in an earlier link
in this thread has tapes and cd's for
sale. also this record label: North Side has a collection of music available
and they produce Nordic Roots Fest music festivals
which most bands have traditional tunes,
though they often do many variations
so that they are sometimes so metamorphosed
that the original simple folk roots are
not recognizeable.


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: GUEST,Sam Pirt
Date: 18 Nov 03 - 05:16 AM

Hi

If you want good swedish fiddle music you cant go far wrong with Ola Backstrom from SWAP, A band called HULLING from Sweden or try VASEN or JPP from finland.

Chack out the Northside Folk Festival every year in America where lots of these sort of acts play.

Cheers, Sam


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Jul 13 - 05:14 PM

The last time I heard Ben Paley at Whitby, he said his book on Swedish fiddle music was about to be reprinted.

I can't see any trace of it.

Is it available?


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: open mike
Date: 08 Jul 13 - 03:39 AM

you could ask him ...here:
http://www.benpaley.com/
or here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Paley/156060881156316


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Subject: RE: Swedish Fiddle Music
From: Gutcher
Date: 08 Jul 13 - 07:00 AM

Slightly OT
Scottish and Irish music played on the Swedish Nyckelharpa keyed fiddle.
Gavin Pennycook, a Glaswegian now living in Edinburgh, is, I am informed by his father, one of the few people in this country who play this instrument.
Gavins CD can be obtained from him at:--gavin.fiddle@yahoo.com


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