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Swedish Folk Music Treasures: Pelle Björnlert

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The 11th volume in my Treasures series focuses on fiddler Pelle Björnlert, born in 1955. Playing with him is his son-in-law Johan Hedin on a tenor nyckelharpa. Over the years, Pelle has become widely known and respected as a solid tradition-bearer, an excellent teacher and a brilliant dance player. His focus is on the music’s functionality as dance music.

In 1992 he was presented with a Zorn Gold Medal for “masterful playing and renewal of older spelman traditons in Östergötland and Småland.”

Filming took place in Pelle’s home in Vråka, a tiny place on the coast of Småland, in June 2014.

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