Swedish riksspelman Olle Gällmo and German bagpipe maker Matthias Branschke share a passion for the Swedish bagpipe (säckpipa). Here they play selected favourites from the extensive collection of tunes they have taught in workshops at Spielkurs Pipenbock since 2011.

Spielkurs Pipenbock is an annual event in Northern Germany which features workshops on traditional instruments, music and dance. The säckpipa workshops have focused on Swedish and German repertoire for the instrument under the tagline 'the best of two worlds'. However, in reality, the two worlds are not so different; Swedish and German traditional dance musics are closely related and can be thought of as two yolks from the same egg! Tunes from either tradition fit well together, as amply demonstrated on this CD.

The CD contains 22 tunes, 11 Swedish and 11 German, all arranged for two Swedish bagpipes in E/A. A tune book of all tunes and arrangements will be sold separately.

Example tracks:

9. Vals efter Vardags Magnus / Nahke No: 14. Mazur (same as in video below)

14. Poloness 41 nach Heinrich Füllgraf / Polska från Gladhammar

To order this CD, please contact:

Olle Gällmo (within Sweden)

Matthias Branschke (international orders)