Sunday, 13 December 2009


From Denmark, we hop on a metaphorical ferry over the water to Sweden. We then clamber into a metaphorical time machine and go back to the 1970s for some folky stuff.

Turid Lundqvist (who recorded simply as Turid) was part of the Swedish musical movement known as "progg", which from what little I know of it was roughly equivalent to the folk-rock movement underway in the UK at the same time, with a bit of "prog with a single G" chucked in. Turid stylistically is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, but she also sang with the likes of Kebnekasje whose style was much more closely based on traditional Swedish folk. Today's selections come from a compilation CD called "I Retur" which I would thoroughly recommend if you like that sort of thing.

"Valkomme-hus" - Turid

"Stjarnar Och Anglar" - Turid

Here are some more Swedish folkies.

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