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The Swedish Fiddlers: Music from the Gathering of the Fiddlers at Delsbo

Various Artists
The Swedish Fiddlers: Music from the Gathering of the Fiddlers at Delsbo

This album features recordings of songs played at the 1978 Delsbostämman, an annual outdoor fiddlers’ gathering that takes place the first weekend in July in the village of Delsbo in Hälsingland, Sweden. Hundreds of spelmen (fiddlers) from across Sweden gather to play traditional fiddle tunes for the thousands of attendees. The recordings cover a broad range of Swedish regional fiddling styles of music including polskas, waltzes, and brudmarsches (bridal marches). Many of these tracks feature violins and the nyckelharpa or “keyed fiddle,” a traditional Swedish instrument that dates back to the Middle Ages. The liner notes are written by noted American music historian and music producer Samuel Charters and include photographs, information on the Delsbo gathering, detailed descriptions of the songs, and a brief history of the Swedish fiddle tradition.

Track Listing

101
Livander's Polska (LivAnders Polska) The Swedish Fiddlers 3:27
102
Polska after From-Olle (Polska efter From-Olle) The Swedish Fiddlers 2:15
103
Pelle's Rullpolska The Swedish Fiddlers 1:55
104
Mansen's Polska Östergötland's Spelmanslag 1:43
105
Bridal March after Svensk from Österby (Brudmarsch efter Svensk fran Österby) Sture Sahlström and Curt Tallroth 2:32
106
Polska from Hotagen (Polska fran Hotagen) Jónas Jónasson and Yngve Göransson 1:39
107
The Miller's Polska (Mjölnarspolskan) Upplands Spelmansförbunds Lag 2:08
108
The Mats gard Waltz (Matsgards Valsen) Fridolf Jansson and Erling Holström 2:53
109
Polska after Erlandsson (Polska efter Erlandsson) Gert and Annemarie Olsson 2:20
201
Waltz after Anders in Logarn (Vals efter Anders I Logar'n) Nordjämtarnas Spelmanslag 2:25
202
Bridal March from Askeryd (Brudmarsch fran Askeryd, Smaland) Ake Karlsson and Gunnar Andersson 1:40
203
Polska after Lapp-Nils (Polska efter Lapp-Nils) Berit Henriksson and Lars Erik Vikström 1:48
204
Waltz from Roslagen after Albin Wallin (Vals fran Roslagen efter Albin Wallin) Ö-gruppen Ceylon: Ceylon Wallin, Gert Olsson, Bengt Lindroth, and Stephan Olström 2:27
205
Polska from Lövta Foundry (Polska fran Lövstabruk) Ö-gruppen Ceylon: Ceylon Wallin, Gert Olsson, Bengt Lindroth, and Stephan Olström 1:56
206
Gratlaten Röjas Jonas Eriksson 3:23
207
Waltz from Boda (Vals fran Boda) Björn Stabi, Röjas Jonas, Kjell Westling, Thore Härelin, Petter Logard, Wille Grindsäter, and Johnny Hellberg 3:19
208
The Rättvikers' Walking Melody (Rättvikarnas Ganglat) Björn Stabi, Röjas Jonas, Kjell Westling, Thore Härelin, Petter Logard, Wille Grindsäter, and Johnny Hellberg 4:15

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