Tune of the Week for May 21, 2012
Edwin Johnson was born in 1905 in Rättvik, Sweden in the province of Dalarna. That’s almost like being born in Galax, Virginia or Mamou, Louisiana, the heart if a vibrant regional folk music tradition. At the age of 19, he joined the stream of Swedes emigrating to the United States, and made a new home for himself in the twin cities Minneapolis and St. Paul. As he helped raise a family, the old Dalarna fiddle tradition was passed on–as heard on this 1977 recording–to his son and grandson.
Lead fiddle by Edwin Johnson, seconding by Bruce Johnson & Paul Dahlin
Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear some masterful Swedish musicians at Fiddle Club.
Anders & Maria Larsson of Svanevit
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Nota Bene: The Old Town School website has been migrating to new servers, and access to the Fiddle Club blog has been a bit spotty over the past week. All problems should now be solved.
Paul Tyler, convener