Swedish tunes with Bjärv
Monday, June 24, 7pm
Seman Violins (4447 Oakton, Skokie)
Here are a couple of tunes to give you an idea of the fine music to come on Monday evening.
Olof Göthlin here plays a duet with an unidentified clarinetist. The title translates as ‘Calle’s final composition.’ The Calle in question may be Calle Lindström, an early Swedish comic singer who is perhaps best remembered for his 1908 recording of Chikago. Yes, it is a song about our fair city, and the adventures of Lasse, an immigrant from Ossebo, Sweden. (Calle Lindström, by the way, never set foot in Chicago, or even the USA.)
(Learn about Chikago, the song )
And here’s a piece from the band. The song is a fun one taught at the Old Town School by Mary Allsopp a couple of years ago at a World Music Wednesday workshop. Mary is the leader of the Chicago Spelmanslag, a group of Swedish players. Another tune or two are woven into the setting.
Vi Ska Ut Och Ga (Up and Out We Go)
Bjärv will give us a bit of a concert and teach us a tune or two.
$15 donation, payable at the door – goes to the musicians
Fiddle Club meetings at Seman Violins are BYOB. Munchies will be provided.