Folkjul, A Swedish Folk Cristmas

Photo: Jan-Peter Lahall

Gunnar Idenstam's arrangements of traditional Christmas songs for fiddle, organ, choir and audience. The old traditional Chrismas songs are embraced by Scandinavian folk dances like Polska and Halling. And some of the Christmas songs are played more as the folk songs they originally were. A Swedish Folk Christmas has been performed almost every year since 2003 in St Jacob church, Stockholm.

With Lisa Rydberg or Sandra Marteleur, fiddle, Ulrica Boden, vocals, Gunnar Idenstam, organ. Choir from S:t Jacob Chamber choir, conductor Gary Graden.