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Ingrid Åkesson – Gammalsvenskby – a time warp to psalmsong of the 18th century

Thursday 6 June 2019 14:00 - 15:00 The Stockholm Cathedral Parish Hall

What did Swedish popular hymn singing sound like two hundred years ago? 20th-century documentation provides keys to a tradition which has travelled from Swedish-speaking Estonia via the Russian colony Gammalsvenskby and back to the Baltic area. Ingrid Åkesson, ethnomusicologist and song scholar focusing on vocal traditions, gives a seminar about ornamented, modal traditional hymn tunes and the people who sang them.

Tickets 100 SEK.