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Collection London Fiddle Convention, 2020

  1. Polska efter Kings Selma Olofsdotter
  2. Polska efter Lars i Kontere

There's something wonderful about a tune with an empty first beat! I've written the tune as I analyse the rhythm, but you should listen to these versions to make your own mind up, especially if you're not familiar with polskas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exibow2_GEM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty48tLp2CqE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnAwU66Pllw
...the last of which has some different notes, altering the mood slightly and emphasising the sun-coming-out-from-behind-the-clouds feeling of the second part. These three versions together make a fascinating comparison!
Here's a link to me playing this tune: https://benpaley-fiddle.bandcamp.com/track/polska-efter-lars-i-kontere

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Recordings:

  • Bengt Lindroth, Bo i Ransätt, Erik Gustavsson and Rune Åsell, "Spelmanslåtar från Värmland", 1975
  • Ben Paley, "Homunculus Mellitus", 2019

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