Saturday, May 15, 2010

Gånglat från Äppelbo

Medley of "Gånglat från Äppelbo" and "Gärdebylåten" at Studentspelmanslags-VM 2005, i.e. the student spelmanslag world championships (studentspelmanslag-VM) at the Linköping Folk Festival. The pix are stills, but it's probably the best version on YouTube. Certainly the most danceable.

A very helpful website called the "Beginner's Circle" by the Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association - directory at - has sheet music (it's in G) and MIDI files at 55 and 84 beats per minute. Also worth a listen: A Swedish guy playing it - in harmony - with his grandfather:

Also a group of Japanese youths playing the song during the sakura-matsuri (cherry blossom festival) Nov. 20, 2008, in Tokyo.

On the YouTube channel maintained by the Nyckelharpa i Japan society.

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