Here is a fiddle tune, a Swedish reel, that I learned from the Anglo-Scandinavian group Doggerland. It was written I think by the Swedish fiddler Jenny Gustafsson. It is from Doggerland’s lovely album, No Sadness of Farewell.

Swedish / Norwegian band Doggerland's album

I have recorded it here in two keys, D minor and G minor. Although it is slightly more straightforward to play in D minor, it is interesting to note how the available chords, half-chords and drones change as we change key. In G minor the possibilities for catching half-chords and drone strings sound much better to my ears.

I will be posting more Scandinavian fiddle tunes, including Norwegian and Swedish reels, polskas and schottis-es here soon.

Fiddle players, if you would like to take your fiddle playing to the next level, take a look at my online fiddle courses, including my free Irish fiddle course.

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