söndag 30 oktober 2011

Finnish-swedish songs: 10 shades of passion

Yesterday we had a tour start in Karlstad, at the cosy and warm Café August. What a wonderful audience, and the friends who came, I'm the happiness to see my collegue and band-mate Mattias with his wife and daughter. Other close friends showed up too and it was a very special evening singing there.

On thursday we play at Planeta-festival in Göteborg, more precisely at Oceanen at 19 in the evening. We'll play some finnish-swedish songs full of passion and love. Sometimes songs about broken hearts, yes, it's like deep rooted in the tradition of the 2 countries.

söndag 23 oktober 2011

360° view and hight fright-lunch

Dreams are some days reality, in a very specific way. Dreams of my heart.

Säntis, one of the best hiking places to go in Switzerland. Mountains has always attracted me, they are so powerful and timeless. One word has been repeated a lot the whole day: amazing! The wonders of my life's adventure has now taken me here. I wouldn't have been here if I've never met my love.

Right on the top there's a small space for hikers to sit and enjoy the vast views. Like birds on a roof. The mountain Spitzeli sides fall steep on each side. It's having lunch under height fright, with a viwe of 360°, and side by side with my love. That's the way I like it most.
Sun was shining on the mountains the whole day, but lower lands was under the fog sea. Reminds me of one of the best chapters in Michael Ende's The never ending story.

Looking from Spitzeli towards Säntis.

To live fully 100%, that's what it's all about, isn't it?


fredag 14 oktober 2011

Irmelin sing scottish folk songs

Three of Swedens top folk singers united: Irmelin.
Maria Misgeld, Karin Ericsson Back and Eva Rune, vocal trio.
Tonight Irmelin performs a new concert of scottish folk songs, come and listen in Oscar Fredriks church in Göteborg, at 19.30 and 21.30. Cultural night in Göteborg. Metro news today highlight the Scottish night in Oscar Fredriks, that's wonderful!

Among the songs there will be both well known, and some awesome traditional songs not often heard. The famous Auld lang syne will be sung in a lovely folk version, I guess it's going to be the hook of the night. Among my personal favourites are Ye Jacobites, by Robert Burns, and Follow the heron home, by Karine Polwart, that Irmelin will perform together with the womens choir Cecilia Choir, from Oscar Fredriks church.

If you can't make it to the church tonight, but long to hear us sing scottish songs, you will have one more chance tomorrow Saturday in Alingsås. We'll do a full concert there in Christinae church at 17.

Warmest welcome!

söndag 2 oktober 2011

Music of the forest: workshop in kulning

Walking out on a autumn weekend.
Songs and calls in the forest.

Susanne Rosenberg, Ulrika Bodén and me in a recordning "Vallåtar från Gammelboning".

Outdoor workshop in herding calls, plus master class in the style of folk songs for all members of Cecilia-kören. That was a new and very good way of working with a choir. Every singer had 10 minutes private lesson, some did it in master class, some did it the normal way as a singing lesson. Both ways worked out really nice. I love to work with singers!

The autumn gold surrounded us.

After the workshop on Saturday I had the pleasure to get a ride in Carins car, down cab driving to the train station. Nice!