Blog 2017

Bingsjöstämman

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Dopspel i Hjälsta

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Dopspel i Hjälsta, med Angeltune.

Bröllopsspel i Torslund

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Hänger med på bröllopsspel i Torslund i Almunge, med the Black groose scientist, and Bosse. Här var låtvalet klart långt innan, med Hellstedts gamla,som ingång, och Mungalåten som utgång. Jag skulle också kompa till Visa i midsommartid i mitten. Allt klappat och klart. För säkerhets skull så tog jag med mig förstärkare. Det var tur, då det kom över 50 gäster, och det hela utspelade sig utomhus. En extralåt (uti vår hage) var också med på programmet, och det hade vi ingen aning om. Tur att det var en lätt låt.

Blixtinkallade på Midsommar

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We had no schedule planned this day of light, and it was supposed to
be a quiet midsummer with good food and some music here at home.
But at 10 o'clock the phone rings, and at the other end of the phone
it's an unfortunate singer who is attempt to losing her voice and needs help.
We promise to help her and drove to Hammarskog's mansion until two o'clock when
the dance starts, together with Prestos Kapell. Here are a lot of people
The whole courtyard was filled with ring dance.

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Fastreel preparing for the first tune.

Harry!

Här är lilla Harry, knappt en vecka gammal.Det är stort att få bli FarFar!























Ljusaste dagarna på året.

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Bredbandet ger upphov till nya arter. När grävskopan rör om så dyker det upp frön från djupet,
som legat i dvala länge. Helt plötsligt växer Bolmörten vid vägkanten. Vacker men giftig.

Gille and Nyckelharpsstämman at Österbybruk.

Friday afternoon.
Message from a playmate.
-Are you going to Österbybruk?
-Dont think so. Maybe another year.
-Ok.

Saturday morning.
- Nice weather!
- Shall we take a trip to Österby?
-Why not. Lets go.

And it was a lucky decision. Great play with good old friends. I was some years we visit this place, and nowadays the play was moved the hembygsgården instead of the manor.
More pictures at Gille and Nyckelharpstämman

Terms out

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Terms out for the Goose. Celebrating with buttergoosetart.
Great year with many new tunes from this incredible player.

Lightning evening in Hjälsta

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Playing with Angeltune for som performance in July. Searching for a new sound.
Trying to find some intros. Not so common with solos in folktunes, but it is
worth a try. With a good keyharper beside some new tunes appears from RosaLee.

Two spelmanstämmor on the same day! Where are all players?

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More pictures at Disa and Ekebystämman

Release in the cutfarm (skärgården)

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CD-release in the archipelago with Anci and Mats Nordwall.
A warm and sunny day trip by taxi boat to Ingmarsö. Fastreel
was lucky enough to sit on the chair where a CD was stuck under
the chair. A nice concert, with a concerted duo. Nice arrangement.
This day we also had the chance to meet cousin Gerd and Klas,
who lives at Ljusterö.

GåsAndersträffen!

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Sunset

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Almost at home.

Knutbystämman

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Working

To much work this week so the guitar have to lay down in the bag for the moment.

Terms out for playcottage

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Terms out of playcottage. Love this sessions.

More and more

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Today seventeen at the Goose. Total members scores at 20 people.
New record.Great play. One hour of repeating tunes for concert
in late summer, and one hour just for fun.

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Angeltune, and Secondtuneswitcher at Lill-Tibble. Lovely evening.
New tunes mixed with old goodies.

Noones express

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Some dont get any further. You have to struggle and fight to go somewhere.

Summer and all in.

Tonight the Goose.

Birdsong café

20170429 (234K) Meeting relatives at the café Birdsong in Uppsala.
Celebrate a dear 99 years old lady no more with us in life, but in our mind.

Hjälsta Kyrka

I have the great opportunity to play with Jane.
A session in Hjälsta Kyrka. She didn´t want to
play solo, and I said yes at once. It`s an honour
to play with her. The tunes variying in tempo and strenght in every part. You have to concentrate totally. And the result is magic. We started with one of Jane´s tunes and continued with bysskalle, and slängpolskor.





Bohlin at Goose.

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New member of the team. The Goose is getting bigger for every year.

Concert with JaneLarsTommy and CD-dropping in Kungsängen

Jane, Lars and Tommy dropping a CD and have a lovely concert at culture-house in Kungsängen.
The CD is called "Luciferdance" after the angel Lucifer who didn´t obey anyone except God. The week after I listen to the music every day and try to learn some of the tunes.
With the CD follow a folder with tunes and CHORDS! This must be the first time ever a fiddler/keyharp folder have something like that. Easy to find the right chords in tricky parts.
Two absolutely favourites on this CD. Tvenningen, and Kronlöparen.









Good old tunes from playcottage.

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A morning with Erika at missionchurh. Old tunes and some new.
After this day we play with secontuneswitchers the hole evening.

Goose

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This term I have been to the Goose almost every thursday. The new runwaltzes sounds better for every session.

Birthday play

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Playing for teamleaders wife, at her birthday. Some Goose, and some Toboz.
Trying to stand at the opposite of the bass. And it felt well. I could
hear me better, and follow the rythm more distinct.
In the picture: BlackGrooseScientist, with two sticks, and HappyK.

The day spring arrive.

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Fog in the morning. Light from east throw the fog.

One of the best concerts ever. Three Audatory-streams, (sahlströms) playing Goose-tunes. Tremedous feeling in every tune.

New tunes seldom played, but very good. GåsAnders was probably a famous artist in the beginning of 1900.




Playcottage

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Playcottage, once a month. Nice to here the tunes we have learned for all this years.
And of course, there is some new everytime.
The last tune this session was Apple-living (Äppelbo gånglåt).
We played it three times and it was beautiful. This tune is so easy to destroy because of the common.
And thats the secret about playcottage.
We can make the simple tune (well simple is not the right word for this tune) into magic feeling.

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Vespertinus with a new fiddle. Five-strings!

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HappyK and Stardust. Here is something new in this picture. What are stardust playing?

Eye on music

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The cat dexter distinctive stares into the camera. Confidently and without hesitation. The bird, tree sparrow, passer montanus, thinking of the security and move to another place.

Chez Renate

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Nice game of Renate today's birthday! Superb bassist, and polkas that you have never heard of. But that doesn´t bother me.It´s nice to hear som new tunes from the hallo and valleyland.

Mahshids Polska

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Mahshids Polska

Some coworkers I will never forget. Mahshid is one of them. Then, an
administrator who diligently learned the job and made the workplace
number one. Always with a smile on her lips, but a definite expression
when needed, clearly explained. Absolutely she must have a polska!
Rapid tempo, with a smile.

Bysskalle at Uplandsmuseet.

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Per-Ulf Allmo holds a lecture about Bysskalle, the pram-pusher,
and keyharpmaster. If eurovision has started at this time, he
probably has won every time. Afterwards we played several tunes
togheter, and the foreigners was surprised.

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Living road-barrier on the way home.

Yearmeeting-Goose

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Annual meeting, but we play also ofcourse.

Mandarinand

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Enköping's beauty, a Mandarinand (Aix galericulata), floats in the river together with more common Gräsänder (Anas platyrhynchos).

Spring

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Whoopers in perfect formation. Where are they flying?
What is the next place to land? This mythical bird brought
the soul over to the other side, according to old faith.

Many decades ago it was rare, and it was a highlight when you
saw it. Shining and exciting at the same time. Now it's common
to see them every fall and spring, grazing on newly discovered fields.

Goose

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The Goose have more runwaltzes. Nr 57 for example. (Just a working name)
The new place for our sessions at thursday night is much better than the stable.

Noise-session

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Golden Cats glimps to the Noise.

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Bison, overfloor-tunes, and the joy returns.

Sporting-week.

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We are playing

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Yes we are. If there is a little time over....reach the guitar.

Visiting playcottage.

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For the first time playcottage at a thursday!

Tobostämman

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More pictures at Tobostämman

Chilly morning

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Chilly morning at Onebuying. Just before a student-test.
Workers on the building. Fog is in the air.

Whispers

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Mom

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And time stops. As a grain of sand in universum,
our lives fly in the wind. But even grains of sand
do impressions, and memories springing up from the past.

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Thinking of you mom, and remember my childhood, when we had our
day to ourselves and stayed in bed for a long time and talked. Then
we went skiing down the hill basement. I was completely convinced
that the famous song came from our little hill.

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Time continues. Will always remember you.

And time stops

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Tunes in snow

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My thoughts go to mother these days. Sad tunes appears in snow.

Nineteendayknot

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Viktsta declines the at twentyday-knot, and then the Goose take
over but the day before. Play at Björklinge.
I stay in a little room and have a good session with two keyharps.

Challenge no 1

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Dancing out the christmastree this week. Familiar tunes,
"now is the happy christmas finished"
" The fox is on the ice"
"Little frogs"
"We are all musicians" and so on...

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Easy tunes, so there is no problem with the chords. The tricky
part is to find the spirit that lift the songs to a higher level.

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Sonic, and Toby, have no problem with finding the right approach
to the feeling of happiness.

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They give everything in the moment.

Challenges

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New year and new challenges. We'll see what this year has to offer
when it comes to folk music.Last year I found a new favorites
spelmansstämmor in Roseteams (roslagen) Rhymelivingstämman.
Quite small and restarted again after years in sleep. And one newstart
at Oakvillage in Uppsala.

Favorites of tunes was Friends waltz from Norway.
Playing it in the middle of the night in Korrö, with PreAmp.
Soggys, a Irish tune from Beogas album.
Bysskalle 31, as I heard several years ago in Bingsjö, Toivo
playning in on the keyharp.

One of the unforgetable moments was a day and night in Bingsjö.
with play from the morning to the middle of night, without stop!
Players came and leave all day, and I was there all the time. Lovely
thanks to Fastreel who fix dinner, and give me support. Promiss to
repay this year. <3

This year we also went to Sundsvall, for the second time to play
for silver in the togehter-play. We didn´t reach it this time. Close,
but miss it by some millimeters.

Music.... is life.