Waltz from Orsa

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WALTZ FROM ORSA. Swedish, Waltz (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB, AA'BB'CC'. A Swedish waltz that became popular among American contra dance musicians, English and Irish musicians, popularized through the recordings of Seamus and Manus McGuire. However the tune is sourced to Swedish fiddler Björn Stabi, from Orsa, Sweden. He and playing partner Ole Hjorth performed at the Newport Folk Festival in the 1980's, and he is one of the most renowned traditional fiddlers in Sweden awarded the prize riksspelman (Zorn Silver) in 1961 and the Zorn Gold in 1986.

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Recorded sources: Folk Legacy, Dave Paton - "Music from the Mountain" (1997). Green Linnet SIF 1051, Seamus & Manus McGuire - "Buttons & Bows" (1984). Green Linnet SIF 1101, Seamus & Manus McGuire - "Playing with Fire: the Celtic Fiddle Collection" (1989). Nonesuch H-72033, Björn Ståbi & Ole Hjorth - "Folk fiddling from Sweden: Traditional Fiddle Tunes from Dalarna" (1970). Sonet Records, Pers Hans, Kalle Almlöf and Björn Ståbi - "Three Swedish Fiddlers/Tre spelmän" (1977).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




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