A Swedish polska from one of our favourite composers, Roger Tallroth of the band Väsen. We think Amanda’s a very lucky girl to have had such a lovely tune named after her!
View on YouTube:https://youtu.be/RydEIUBv3xw
Guest: Nick Halley, percussion
Bučimiš (pronounced “boo chee Meesh”) is a traditional Bulgarian tune in 15/16 time, played for a particular Thracian dance that is performed low to the ground and in a line. Its title means “Hemlock”. One memorable night we launched into this tune in an Irish pub in Halifax, after which an elderly lady accused us of playing “rock & roll”. She may not have been far off the mark…
Copyrights for the above tracks: Amanda © Roger Tallroth. La fée des dents © André Brunet. Awkward Annie © Kate Anna Rusby. 30-års Jiggen © Roger Tallroth and Warner/Chappell Music Canada. All arrangements © 2013, Papilio.
Guest: Darren McMullen, mandolin
Anthony learned this lovely slow jig, the title of which translates as “The Tooth Fairy”, from composer André Brunet of the band De Temps Antan while sharing a stage at the Summerfolk Festival in Owen Sound, ON. When Anthony introduced it to us, we were immediately smitten with it.
Guest: Darren McMullen, mandola
A wonderfully silly song from Kate Rusby that musically suggested a jig to use as an instrumental break. The 30-Years’ Jig was written by Roger Tallroth and dedicated to his Väsen bandmate, Olov Johansson, on the occasion of Olov’s 30th birthday.