A record with Swedish folk music – played on a bagpipe from Dalecarlia! This was unheard of when these recordings were made during 1982/1983. The bagpipe being an instrument with Swedish traditions is a rather unknown fact for most people today. On this album Per Gudmundson plays on a type of bagpipe that could still be heard at the beginning of the last century. The specific instrument on this album is based on two older bagpipes from the Western part of Dalecarlia and is a result of a collaboration between Per and the instrument builder Leif Eriksson.
Here we can hear the bagpipe alone, but also together with vocals (Agneta Stolpe) and other folk instruments like the violin, the lira, the zithre and the harmonica. All played by well-known Swedish folk musicians like Magnus and Ola Bäckström, Jan Winter and Erik and Ingrid Ingels. The bagpipe is used in a more contemporary context, inspired by today’s Swedish folk music. Hopefully these recordings will make it possible for the bagpipe to once again enrich folk music with its suggestive sound. Extra tracks are added on this release.