Sample tracks from Sociable Butterflies on SoundCloud

1. Fløteren / Byggnan (Annbjørg Lien and Bjørn Ole Rasch / Byss-Calle)

Fløteren (“The Log Driver”) is a fun contemporary tune by Norwegian fiddler Annbjørg Lien that attracted our attention because of its “floating” time signature. We pair it with Byggnan, a nearly 200-year-old Swedish polska by the venerated composer Byss-Calle (a.k.a. Carl Ersson Bössa, 1783-1847).

From new album Sociable Butterflies (2018):
​"The Giant" (Stan Rogers)

4. Awkward Annie / 30-års Jiggen (Kate Rusby / Roger Tallroth) 4:09

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.

Sample tracks from debut album First Flight on SoundCloud

3. Bučimiš (Trad. Bulgarian) 3:39

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”. 

Latest Album: Sociable Butterflies (2018)

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2. La fée des dents (André Brunet) 4:23

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.

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Copyrights for the above tracks: Fløteren © Annbjørg Lien & Bjørn Ole Rasch. Mom’s Jig © Fiddlesticks Music. Amanda © Roger Tallroth. La fée des dents © André Brunet. Awkward Annie © Kate Anna Rusby. 30-års Jiggen © Roger Tallroth & Warner/Chappell Music Canada.  All arrangements © 2018 and 2013, Papilio.

2. The ‘A’ Jig Set: I Won’t Do the Work / Mom’s Jig / Lady Nelley Wemyes's (Trad. Irish-Scottish / Jerry Holland / Trad. Scottish)

Guest: Allie Bennett, bass.

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1. Amanda (Roger Tallroth) 3:29

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!