Blog 2019

Meg, MrG, and SecondTuneswitcher.

May 11th 2019

Att få spela med dessa tre underbara musiker är en gåva. Vi letar polskor och schottisar. Nya nästan varje gång och med nya arrangemang. "Ja, den den här brukar jag spelar lite barock-mässigt", säger Meg, och då gör vi den så i en session, och i nästa så är det en Grieg-tappning av samma låt.

Times running

May 11th 2019

Det går så fort....Jag hinner inte riktig med. Men fortsätter att träna nästan varje dag.
Efter träffen i April, så fortsatte jag med Storpolskan efter Bysskalle. Hittar en inspelning med Nyckelharpsorkestern, och jobbade mig långsamt framåt, repris efter repris. Fastreel, hakade på och nu sitter den ganska så bra. En hel del finslipning behövs förståss. Efter att melodin sitter så är det ackorden som skall läggas tillrätta, och där har jag lätt att falla tillbaka på gamla intränade slingor, när det behövs nytt. Inne i huvudet hör jag hur det skulle kunna låta, men att få ut det i fingrarna är betydligt svårare.
Idag är det solsken, och vi sätter oss utomhus.
Finns det något bättre än att sitta utomhus och spela?


May 4th 2019

Jump forward

May 1th 2019

Extraday for practice.?

April 30th 2019

Extraday off from work. Last April. All students in the street at Uppsala. I prefer to be at the countryside and play instead. Neverendingman has started a community with Byss-Calle-tunes, for some of us meeting in Korrö and Bingsjö. Nice to have that as a training-ground. Today is the challange "bysskalles storpolska, nr27 for me to learn. Tricky in the start.

At the countryside.

April 28th 2019

Small people visting LittleTibble.

True birthday at Ingmarsö.

April 22th 2019

We go to Ingmarsö and congratulate Anci's 50th day. With great play all night. New friends and new songs in the luggage.


April 14th 2019

Hattrickman calling for play in the oakvillage (ekeby). I am convinced that it is birthday party, like the year before, but not today. 10 happy players, and here are the heelsings-tunes (Hälsingland. From-Olles seventh, is something to work on to.

Zoom H4

April 10th 2019

Inspired by the exercise on Monday, I have a fight with Lillpolska from Gnarp, and try using our fine Zoom get a good comp too. But this time the recording works well, but then getting everything into the computer is a little more complicated. It takes almost a full day before I finish. But now it is on SoundCloud.

Practice far in advance.

April 8th 2019

Visit by Meg, and Secondtuneswitcher. We practice for playing in the church when the autumn term has starts. And then we talk a little on comp and good folkmusic-selection . Very nice evening.


March 23th 2019

Wow, what a lot of people. More and more every session. We will soon not have room enough to play upstairs in the mission church. And every till new faces, which is a bit unusual in play-circles like this then almost everyone knows each other. Can only be here until "fikat" today but there was several tunes the first hour.


March 21th 2019

Spring coming forward. And with that a muddy period, but this year it is more modest mess. According to wikipedia, mud is a fine-grained soil with particles smaller than 0.002 mm, and in diagenes (which I also search for ) then the clay forms as shale.
NE continues to say that we have made clayfigures for 25,000 years. But I haven't done a single so far what I know. Well, what then has this to do on a music page, one might wonder. Music and clay belong together if you know what a clayquay is. Easy to play but apparently difficult to build. I think I continue with the guitar. The woodenshoefiddle are also waiting.

Building music

March 15th 2019

Building second parts, and comp. Now Tangle is my favourite. She is easy to play and find all notes with the smaller fretboard.


March 7th 2019

Spel med GåsAnders. The Baseman has change instrument, and tonight it is two guitars. It takes some time to find the right way in chords and at the left I have two great secondtuners. But we made it quiet well I think.


February 22-24 2019

Umefolk. Here I have never been before. Exciting to try something new. All the animals, horses, chickens, dogs and cats must be taken care of so that Gold Cat cannot go together.

I take a chance and go there by myself. Meet someone I know, from plays in Uppsala, but we all live in different hotels here. It gets a little quiet in the hotel.

And at the peoples house it is quiet to. Some players, but the fiddlers in the case. Waiting for the Allplay.


All games ... but what is this? Everyone stands in line to enter the huge hall, and we sit down and wait. Then the curtain goes up. Lots of people on the concert stage. Then one and a half hours followed with children's choir, susuki children, concert participants. Here you get a selection of everything that will happen during these days. Beautiful, and fun with all the young people playing.

Allplays tunes were intrigued, of course. Here I got stuck on pedalglands that were rolled onto the stage. The pirates who screamed their songs, and Jens Comén's subtle saxophone-solo.

One hour and a half. Yes, I liked it. Something new, with a lot of youth people. But you dont have to call it Allplay!

Saturday...I learned a new tune by myself at the hotel, and visit a workshop. Improvisation. First with to tunes, togheter two and to. Continuing with three tunes, and then the melody at the end. Amazing.

Homeward. An experience richer. In fact, I have learned a lot from my own play, and can now try to continued a little more at home. It has its advantages to travel far away sometimes.

shrimpsandwich...well I have homesickness to the Littetibblers special sandwich with fastreel touch.


February 16nd 2019

Playcottage. I like the name, and the atmosphere. We are a lot of people coming at the middle of the day, and playing and sharing tunes. "Lets play "Linus på linjen", says Torosen, and someone else starts, but the tunes is not right at the first verse. MrG and I wait some second, and in the next round we play it in our style. The third round it is a new melody. Well it doesn't matter. Some of it was right this time and we laughing and next friendly player chosing a new tune. This is a friendly play. Love it.

In Lukewarm-wedge

February 2nd 2019

Play in Lukewarm-wedge (Jumkil) surronded with snow outside. But a very good play inside, with AngelTune,
Bluewing, Secondtuneswitcher, and the hosts, Startingsssons. This it the best thing to do an evening when the eurovision songcontest screaming on television.
Why is it always the same that the first tunes after dinnerbreak is the absolutely best? I have to practice more.
The guitarplay is predicible and I need to find more ways to develop.


Januari 27th

A pretty snowy winter.


Januari 27th

Time for the first playcottage, today with full house, and some problem to make place for all of us. Good variation with tunes from Uppland to Kalix. Hattrickman whishes Happiness-waltz (lyckovalsen), a lovely tune, not unfortunalty, often played. This time Secondtuneswitcher played it well and I was sitting to far away, to make it better this time


Januari 19th

New place. Nearly same tunes. More pictures at Midvinterstämman 2019

GåsAnders Knutfest

Januari 13th

Gooseparty. Now we can called it a tradition. More pictures at GåsAnders Knutsfest 2019

Storm Alfrida

Januari 12th, 2019

At the beginning of the year, the storm Alfrida came from Iceland and pulled down to us from the north. Many trees have fallen after the storm, and lie here and there in the woods.
Getting around is a bit difficult, and some trees are a bit dangerous hanging to each other. Many in Uppland became powerless, and it will take a long time before everything is as usual again.

Long walk 2

Januari 5th, 2019

Continuing to collect energy, with long walks in the sun.

Long walk 1

Januari 3th, 2019

Nice long walks in the beginning of the year, which fills the head with new music.
The sun is low and forms long shadows from Sonic, and makes his figure abnormally long.

New year

Inspiration Januari 1th, 2019

New year and new challenges. 2018 was a good game year, with nice weather at the meetings both in Bingsjö and Korrö. Maybe even a little too hot. And so all good friends who play so lovely.
Not so many stämmor in a quantitatively way, but more nice qualitative plays.
So this last few hours of the year, we'll learn a new song. "Never far away" . Here you will find it

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Music.... is life.