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Bagpipes Galore Episode 3

This episode, we will travel North to where light is scarce in winter and abundant in summer: Sweden. A musician and a saw-mill worker set to revive its small bagpipes in the 80s. These are known as the säckpipa. Sweden has a long history with bagpipes, and the sound of them, sweet and mellow is enough to convince anybody that they are also possible to play indoors. Come and discover the Swedish music of the long winter nights…

Thank you to Stefan Ekedahl and Olle Gällmo for their expertise and help. Thank you also to Jean Pierre Yvert and Per Gudmundsson for their music.

Visa fran Ostbjorka, with Olle Gällmo and Stefan Ekedahl on the säckpipa and Gunnar Borjesson , “Olle Gällmo – med pipan I sacken”, AWCD-61 2008.

Polska efter Pelle Pettersson, säckpipa played by Ulf Karlsson, “BlåBergensBorduner”, Amigo-1993.

Skänklåt efter Per Persson Menlös, with Olle Gällmo on the säckpipa and Gunnar Borjesson, “Olle Gällmo – med pipan I sacken”, AWCD-61 2008.

Bäsna Trädgårdsvals, with Stefan Ekedahl on the säckpipa, Jean-Pierre Yvert and Peter Rousu, Durspel I Dalarna, JPYCD-2009.

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