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by Barry Phillips

Scandinavian and original music arranged for cello, nyckelharpa, fiddle, (& more) featuring Olov Johansson of the band Väsen.
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1. Polska från Glava
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2. Fossegrimhallingen
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3. Bisonpolska
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4. Trogdorpolska
2:55 $0.99
5. Vallåt från Lima
0:57 $0.29
6. Farmors brudpolska
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7. Seljefløyel slåtten
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8. Rondopolska
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9. Huldreslåtten
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10. Byss-Calle's ridmarsch
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11. Bellåt
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12. Hurvan e. Johan Hollester
2:49 $0.99
13. Fanitullen
2:46 $0.99
14. Polska e. Blinda Pelle
2:57 $0.99
15. Gelottes g-moll polska
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16. Björndansen e. Olof Tillman
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17. Bjernulf's bröllopspolska
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Album Notes
Swedish and Norwegian Traditional, and original string music featuring cello, nyckelharpa and fiddle.

Barry Phillips - cello

Barry has been musician. arranger and producer of many recordings of Celtic and American folk music on the Gourd label (Gourd.com). His recordings often explore the (sometimes) fine line between "folk" and "classical" music.

Some of the artists he has concertized or recorded with are fiddler Alasdair Fraser, guitarist Martin Simpson, Olov Johansson of Våsen, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar and the legendary British rock group Camel. He also is a musical assitant to Ravi Shankar and played cello at the Concert for George (Harrison) at the Royal Albert Hall.

Olov Johansson - nyckelharpa

In 1990 Olov became history’s first world nyckelharpa champion. He has been playing nyckelharpa since he was fourteen and boasts as his teachers both Curt Tallroth, a National Master Musician and Eric Sahlström, the undisputed nyckelharpa master of our times. He has also toured India and Libya.

Olov’s nyckelharpa is at the core of the Väsen (VEH-sen) sound, and he’s also a member of the Nyckelharpa Orchestra.

With his first solo album Storsvarten, Olov steped out on his own, with a little help from his Väsen friends Mikael Marin (viola) and Roger Tallroth (guitar), as well as organ and piano accompaniment.

Olof Göthlin - fiddle

Olof became a skilled violin player by the age of six. The forests of his
Värmland home infused both his life and his violin playing with a calm and peaceful grandeur.

At age sixteen, Olof was accepted into Sundsta, the renowned performing arts high school in Karlstad, Värmland. For three years he studied classical music, jazz and Swedish folkmusic. By his second year at Sundsta, he was a member of two acclaimed groups: “Gorm”, playing jazz-flavored Swedish folkmusic; and the jazz group “Fyffes Bananer”, which reached the finals of the Swedish talent hunt in 2001.

Olof can also be heard on the recordings by his group, Bjärv.



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Elizabeth Szekeres

Amazing. Ethereal. This music speaks to my soul.
Wow, I have found yet another example of the wonderful traditional music of Scandinavia. These are instruments which make unusual sounds together with strange and wonderful tunes played in rhythms which challenge one's thinking. This is music which transports you across the planet to another world, one which is clearly lovely, spiritually calm, and hauntingly beautiful.

george berreman

beautiful & suprising
To me this music reaches way up the scale in its quality of performance & in originality of sound & how I feel listening to it. Barry Phillips is a bit daring to follow his own creative path within & between many musical traditions that can be sensed in his music. It is simply beautiful.

Kathy Weaver

Fabulous arrangements and recordings of traditional Scandinavian Tunes
If you enjoy traditional fiddle music and the cello this is one the most enjoyable cds to come along in a while. Barry's arrangements keep these folk tunes from ever getting repetitious. Each time I listen to a track, I hear something new. A wonderful follow up to the celtic tunes on Cello.


Excellent CD avec des arrangements de grande qualité sur des mélodies somptueuses.