Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hemållt - Hin Håles Harvedrag (2005 SWE) [192]

"This is genuine,uncomplicated music. No holds barred, fantastic momentum, your legs start twitching and it´s very hard to sit still. Beautiful!"
(Smålandsposten / newspaper from the south of Sweden)

With humour,enthusiasm and a Bohuslandish swing, "Hemållt" have for many years incited their public in Scandinavia and Europe to letting loose when they get up steam on stage. "Hemållt" treat us to swirling Polskas and rock n´roll-crazy Trip-waltses, but just as easy a swinging Halling could turn up. And when you catch your breath you will notice that the music has a tang of Scotch malt whiskey, North sea seaweed and Norwegian wool.

With their debut album "hin håles harvedrag" the trio have dusted of the Bohuslands musical treasures and in their hands the energy and tempo of the traditional music is raised to another level, for although "Hemållt" is Bohuslandish for cosy and content, their music is very lively.

The members of Hemållt are:
Mia Gunberg Ådin - fiddle and vocals
Christer Ådin - mandola, mandolin, accordion and jew's harps
Anders Ådin - guitar, hurdy-gurdy and vocals

In "Hemållt på fläck" (Hemållt on the spot) Bohuslands dance tradition and music meet. The dancer Mona Lundberg dances on the spot, just as was done in the small cramp Bohuslands cottages.

Hemållt have been playing together since 1989 and have toured extensively throughout Scandinavia and the continent.

From past forays in the Celtic music tradition Hemållt flirt with the countries surrounding the North Sea when they delve into the musical treasures of the Swedish province of Bohuslän on their first album. To get everybody on their feet when the record is played they worked with dance co-producer Mona Lundberg.

1.    Polska efter Garnbindar'n    3:45
2.    Jeg gikk meg ut i lunden grønn    4:27
3.    Engelska efter Båtsman Dristig - Engelska efter A Carlsson    4:58
4.    Polska efter Maria Sohlberg - Polska efter Nicklas Larsson    4:19
5.    Gofot - Halling från Fredriksten    4:16
6.    Stekta harar, gödda svin    3:53
7.    Polska från Kungsviken    3:30
8.    Vals från Seglora - Vals efter Nicklas Larsson    3:25
9.    Slängpolska från Kumla    4:03
10.    En Sang till deg - Målselvshalling    2:57
11.    Jä geck mej ut e missommernatt    2:57
12.    Maggie O'Ham - Halling från Grinstad    4:38

I was unable to access Hemållt's website, or find any more releases. :(

Their current incarnation is known as Blå Fålen.


Skylamb said...

Hin Håles Harvedrag
pw: folkyourself

Balaitou said...

Hello Skylamb! Thank you for this little jewel from Sweden... I've just heart one time and it's so ...swedish.... A very big pleasure for the ears, and much more for the dance ! Never known before by me ! It's a shame.... I'm so happy! !

Skylamb said...

It was a happy discovery for me also, Blaitou. I'm glad you enjoy them!

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