Scandinavian Music Jam
hosted by Bob Palasek
polkas, hambos, walking tunes, and others. Participants will cover
tunes from the familiar Scandinavian-American and Scandinavian repertoires.
The focus will be on gammaldans (old-time dance) – the music Scandinavians
brought with them to the mid west starting in the 1880s. There may be
tune (village dance), but we hope to avoid the esoteric.
Bob has started a tune list on the Yahoo Group discussion
list is there so
that participants can suggest other favorites to add, starting right
Bob Palasek has been following and playing American and northern European
fiddling a good long time. He plays in two Scandinavian groups, Christmastime
in July, and the Nordahl Grieg Spelemannslag. He also performs as a member
of the jug band Amazing Grapes.