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ARTIST
TITLE
Folk Tunes From Jamtland
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
CAP 21489CD CAP 21489CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/12/2012

"The memory of the legendary player, Lapp-Nils, Nils Jonsson (1804-1870), was still very much alive in the province of Jamtland at the beginning of the fifties. This Matts Arnberg realized when he undertook a fourteen-day recording expedition in Jamtland for the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation in 1951. In this selection of 47 tunes, eight of the most outstanding players are heard: two diddlers, one clarinetist and five fiddlers, namely Erik Axel Nasstrom, Alanas and Mans Olsson, Mattmar, Eric Nilsson, Mattmar, and the fiddlers Nestor Lofstrom and Anders Martensson, Strom, Olle Falk and Per Viktor Rost from Offerdal, and Bengt Bixo , Morsil. The melodies have been written down and collected in many different variants, both in Jamtland and outside the province, and also on the Norwegian side of the border. Some of the polskas and marches go back to the earlier eighteenth century. The style of its tone language is confident and a strong awareness of tradition is here given expression."