Mats Lundblads GAMMALDANS-newspaper: ...   (Gammaldans = Old traditional dances as hambo, schottis, vals ...)

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Report of Musik vid Siljan and  Ransäter 2009 (will be continued).  Nice to see good dancers/fiddlers from France, USA, Germany, Denmark .. !



      Where to dance in Stockholm in winter

Folkmusikhuset (English)(Deutsch)(Franc.)(Italiano) i Stockholm "Skeppis" Skeppsholmsgården:  Every Sunday Sep-May (in some holidays on Monday).  Free!

FolkDance Groups (some very active, some less)    The Academic Folkdance Society ("AF") with Links    (Try free some weeks / 400 SEK/year)

Polska dancing groups:  Polskedansarna (Thursdays)   Mälparingen (Fridays)   Bygdedansens Vänner   

Other places, irregular dates, se calendars:  Dansglad.se (English)   Gammaldans (this page!) =>


      Where to dance in Stockholm in summer

Skansen (in English) dancing  Gammaldans on Wednesdays in July and 1st half of Aug, and in Midsummer Fri+Sat.   dansprogram

Gröna Lund (English ...)  Pay only 159 SEK "Gröna Kortet" free entrance for a whole summer, even to concerts and dancing:

Dancing at 19-23 (7-11 pm): Modern with famous orchestras Wed-Thu, Cd-player Fri Tango-Sat Salsa.   Many concerts ...  dansprogram (pdf).  dansprogram (orig).  May - Sep 

Stockholm evenemang   Kulturfestival 10-15 Aug 2010   Uppsala kulturnatt progr 11 Sep 2010 (2nd Sat i Sep) 


      Other big events in Stockholm in summer 2010

100619Sat Wedding between Sveriges Kronprinsessa Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée (770714-) and Daniel. 


      Where to dance in Sweden in summer / big "spelmansstämmor"  Festivals  

Ransäter (Thursday-Sunday always 2 weeks before midsummer) Info   Program 2009   Start in the year 1971.     Bus Thursday 10 June 2010 kl 14.00 from Stockholm!

Österbybruk (Sat-Sun 1 week before midsummer).   Off  map  map inrit.



The famous week of "Musik vid Siljan" (Music at the lake Siljan in Dalarna) including in Hälsingland (east of Dalarna): Delsbo, Svaben, Hälsingehambo:

Delsbo (First Sunday in July, and the day before in Norrbo/Gammelsträng  and? Delsbo)  forngården  program 

Svaben (Svabensverk) Program on the Monday, usually the day after Delsbo, depending on "Siljan".  100 kr, Fiddlers 0:-.  Conc 150 kr (50). Dance courses 17-17.45 0:-.


Musik vid Siljan (English) (usually week 27, week 28 = 4-11 July 2009) with (the biggest/best):  25 MB 32 p  From the year 1969.

Bingsjö (Wednesday and the evening before) (small village 38 km east of Rättvik)     Folkmusikens Hus i Rättvik  

Östbjörka (Thursday)

Boda (20 km N of Rättvik) bus  (Friday)

Nedre Gärdsjö (Saturday) ...

Hälsingehambon Competition in hambo. Saturday after Delsbo(the first Sunday in July)  (couples: 2009: 52+11+5)   In Hårga, Hårga, Bollnäs, Arbrå.   From the year 1965. 1979-1988: 1500 couples/year.


Rättvik 21-24 July  (old page) 2009 (Tue Vikarbyn,  Wed Rättvik,  Thurs Nedre Gärdsjö,  Friday Boda: Boda sml 19/20-23)


Korrö 22-25 July 2010 (much slängpolska, on the same place of the floor = fläckpolskor!) Sågskära   program  Allspelslåtar 12x.   Info, bus from Växjö  

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      Where to dance in Europe:


Gennetines  France Sun 18-25 July 2010 (300 km SSE of Paris)  and Sant-Gervais d´Auvergne Fri 6-13 August 2010  Buy InterRail and visit for ex Paris, Marseille, Barcelona ..


Denmark   Roskilde  8-9 Aug 2009 Sat 100(50) Dkr (afternoon free).  Sunday (2 big dance floors outside) free.  Accomodation 45 Dkr. 


      Where to read about folk music:

Folklore Centrum, a very good newspaper of Swedish Folk Music by Izzy Young. In Swedish. From when you pay:  1 year = 8 nr à ca 32 pages = 140 SEK (kr), plusgiro (Nordea Bank) 858185-2.

Gammaldans (this page)

Lira Musikmagasin 

RFoD (English) has very many good Links (English) 


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Be a member of Nordiska museets och Skansens vänner (=friends), get a year card, for 500 kr, one couple only 700 kr !

Valid to Skansen and Biologiska, and: Nordiska, Svindersvik, Tyresö slott, Julita, Härkeberga, Jamtli and in Trondheim, Oslo, Lillehammer, Århus!

Book and newspaper incl.   Buy in Nordiska Museets shop M-S 10-17.  (English) Valid a little more than 1 year  (bought 090701 valid till 100930)

Year 500 (pens 400) kr, valid first + 12 months (buy f ex Wed 1 juli (Leif Billyz) and dance whole juli 2010...). Entry fee (grp>10 -20 kr) summer 110, mids.eve 130 , allsång 120, FriSat-dance from 19 150 kr.


True Midsummer Eve = Monday 21 juni 2010 13.28:  . . (Stockholm:) Monday at 12.50: Sun as highest, dont look!   Monday at 22.05: Sun down at latest in this year.

Mon/Tuesday kl 00.50: This years shortest night "darkest" timepoint:       Star heaven: Stjarnhimlen.se  Up/down  Sth (obs add 1 hour summer time).


Hyttlöt (difficult to travel to) Sundays 21 juni - 9 aug 2009  progr  map map 17.30/18.30/19.30 - ca 22:   Länstrafik:

Södertälje H (bus 341) 16.06, Läggesta 16.38/17.19 (543 book in advance 2 hours before dep 0771 474719) Laxne 17.34/17.37-Blackstabro 17.42.

map 5 km walking to NorthWest  (obs curve after 1200 m little way to North; west after St Lövan)




PRACTICAL INFORMATION:   (Time, money, health, food, train, hostels..)

The Weekdays (veckodagar) in Swedish:    Ti  On  To  Fr      =  Måndag  Tisdag  Onsdag  Torsdag  Fredag  Lördag  Söndag  =  M  Ti  O  To  F  L  S.

The Months:  Jan Feb Mar   Apr Maj Jun   Jul Aug Sep   Okt Nov Dec.

Date: We write 090621 = 2009-06-21 = 21 June 2009 = 21/6 (2009).     kl = klockan (time, from 00-24 h).   1 hour more than Greenwich.  Sweden has summer time.

Currency: 1 kr = 1 krona = 1 SEK = about 0,10 Euro.   You can change money at Forex (Engl),  X-change (Engl) ...    Stamps (Engl) (bad pages) letters abroad 20 g: 12 SEK Prioritaire! 

Be careful in the archipelago: Very small animals "fästing", map TBE, may cause serious sickness, be careful of grass, blueberries .. , use high boots, often check your entire body!

If you have got, take it slowly out with tweezers (S: pincett, fästingborttagare) or nails, fix it on tape.  If you get sick (illness, head...) or get a red circle, quickly go to the doctor, vårdcentral! hitta 

Buy food: Rather expensive:  Hemköp, ICA, Coop.  Often till 21/22 h.   Cheaper: Lidl (and Netto only in S/SW Sweden, not Stockholm), Willys (not downtown).  More expensive: 7/11.

Train travel: SJ very cheap, 95 SEK, if you book 90 days in advance / or 6 hours before (Tradera), else expensive.  In Stockholm: SL  Uppland: UL   Long distance buses see links here!

Youth hostels (often rooms for 2-4 p) (abt 200 SEK/p): STF (Engl)   SVIF (Engl)  Vandrarhemskartan*   //Folk dancers/fiddlers.. are welcome to my house, T-train 14 min N of Stockholm C.//

Mail if u want:   matsdotfamilynameatbredbanddotnet                                                         *Not use Mac/Safari


      Swedish language:

Hej=Hallo   Dans=Dance   V=Vänster=L=Left   H=Höger=R=Right   Y=Ytter=Outer foot   I=Inner=Inner foot   D, Dam=Lady   K, Kavaljer=Man   Par=Couple   

Får jag lov ≈ Vill du dansa = Do you want to dance (with me)      Tack för dansen = Thank you for the dance /when you want to finish dancing/   

Försteg=Step forward before turn   Fram=Forward   Gå, Prom(enad)=Walk   Runt=Round   Varv= Turn   Omdans=Together turn   Snurra=Turn   Hopp=Jump

Dal=Dalsteg(in begin of Hambo):   Från=From each other   Mot=Together      Första=First   Sista=Last      Valfritt=As u want      På fläck=On the same place

sml = spelmanslag = Fiddlers group      sms = spelmansstämma = Fiddlers/(dancing) meeting (not all have dancing) (from a few persons to 40 000 persons) 


      Dances (pdf S)       Gammaldans, gillesdans, polska:  One couple:

Gammaldans (schottis, hambo, snoa/polka, mazurka, vals ...) (=gd)            Gillesdans(er) (= pariserpolka, snurrebocken, sternpolka ...)

Polskor (Bingsjö, Boda, Orsa, Hamburgska, Slängpolska (on the same place!), Bondpolska, Gammalvänster, Rørospols, Finnskogspols ...  ...) (=po)

Folkdans/er (mainly in groups, usually 8-16 persons)  (=fd)        // Modern dans = foxtrot, bugg, tango, salsa ... (=mo).    1+2 = 1 gammaldans + 2 modern dances. //

Mats Lundblads DANSBESKRIVNINGAR (=Descriptions of dances) ...   Folkdanslista


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Links:   dansglad.se kalender   AF links (melodies, sheet notes ... ...)  Spillefolk/Nodesamling    Search      

Trains and buses: Weather:  Se main page!


Block      Bredb      Luff      TOK    

 Stadsteaterns parkteaterprogram    Free! Outdoor theatre in parks. 



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      Ransäter 2009: Very good!    Foto: hårobyx   Program/spellista (after)

Ransäter Dancing till To/F: 03.18.43,  F/L: 06.59.24,  L/S: 12.25.49 (rekord). Foto: hårobyx  spellista (se nederst här!)

     New World Record (? probably ?) of long time night dancing of Scandinavian polska dancing!

 

SvD 100323 p4 "Kultursvindel i Barcelona" Culture money about 340 000 000 SEK disappeared: Félix Millet and Jordi Montull.