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GUEST,silver Where to hear folk/chanteys in Sweden? (5) RE: Where to hear folk/chanteys in Sweden? 22 Sep 13


How nice to find another Mudcatter in Sweden! I lived in Göteborg for a few years, but moved north 30 years ago, so I don't know much about the music scene today.
However, on Oct.11th, there will be music, art & theatre events all over the city. You can google "kulturnatta göteborg" for information. Don't know if there will be chantey singing, but you will have great fun and maybe meet people who can tell you more.
And yes, there is a maritime museum - called Sjöfartsmuseet.
As for ballads of the sea and sailors, Evert Taube (1890-1976) is still considered the master. He is on Wikipedia and Youtube, and any public library in Sweden will have his songbooks. Like Pete Seeger, he became a legend in his own lifetime, and continued performing in his old age, although his voice was gone. If you can find his memoir, "I come from a raging sea", it's well worth reading.

Ulla


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