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  Topic: Musical Milkmaids of Minnesota
jerry revelle

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:06 pm   Subject: Vallkullor
To save money check out your local library, or inter-library loan.
  Topic: Musical Milkmaids of Minnesota
jerry revelle

Replies: 5
Views: 8579

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:50 am   Subject: Saetre Jenta or Fabod Stinta
A great topic to spread the word about. Any of we Nordics have one or two in our family history (unless your last name is Bernadotte).

At my book signings (Vallkulla) I help the majority female au ...
  Topic: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
jerry revelle

Replies: 24
Views: 28307

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:39 pm   Subject: Old article about the Skifströms
If I have not already posted the link to the magazine article written by Bonnie Selberg, here it is:

http://issuu.com/newsrack/docs/simply-north-spring.

The article begins on page 13. If you cl ...
  Topic: A bit more
jerry revelle

Replies: 10
Views: 12800

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:21 pm   Subject: What's next?
Yes, Olle, we've made contact at last. This woman is beginning a campaign to contact as many other Skifström descendents as she can find and put out the word that many folks are interested in their r ...
  Topic: A bit more
jerry revelle

Replies: 10
Views: 12800

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:23 pm   Subject: A bit more
Had a nice telephone conversation and email with the Skifström relative in Northern Minnesota. Hopefully, we will hear a good bit more from her and her "cousins" in future. She will attend ...
  Topic: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
jerry revelle

Replies: 24
Views: 28307

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:32 pm   Subject: Minnesota Skifströms
I have finally located a distant relative of Louis and Greta. She knows something about the family history and is an author herself.

She said Louis Skifström became a Minnesota State Fiddle champi ...
  Topic: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
jerry revelle

Replies: 24
Views: 28307

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:53 pm   Subject: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
More information from the Skiftström family has turned up, this time from the county Historical Society in Cokato Minnesota, the original site of the blacksmith shop.


http://www.nordenfolk.org/Sm ...
  Topic: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
jerry revelle

Replies: 17
Views: 16763

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:24 pm   Subject: First update on Nisswastämma
Here is the latest from the organizer, Paul Wilson. There are multiple workshops on Friday, before the evening concert/dance.


Friday June 8
many Workshops!... daytime, all around the Nisswa are ...
  Topic: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
jerry revelle

Replies: 17
Views: 16763

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:49 pm   Subject: Tunes
Can you play these tunes on the säckpipa? Are those Norwegian children's tunes? I queried them on the web and YouTube and turned up nothing.

We'll probably have to go with some of the more standa ...
  Topic: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
jerry revelle

Replies: 17
Views: 16763

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:10 pm   Subject: Nisswastämma Piping
Thanks for pointing out the poll structure error, Bag Lady. I have repaired it.

You have suggested attending Nisswa prepared with a list of string/pipe-friendly tunes we could play together with m ...
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:47 pm   Subject: Nisswa Workshop June 2012?
Based upon our experience from the Minneapolis workshops last year (this time) you are correct.

I believe we would have to draw experienced American pipers and if lucky, some from other countries. ...
  Topic: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
jerry revelle

Replies: 24
Views: 28307

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:09 am   Subject: Louis Skifström Wedding Photo
Here is the photo from Knutes Lelah's recipe book.
(edited 30-1-12..."Mr. & Mrs. Louis Skifström" is written on the reverse of the photo in my Aunt Lelah's handwriting.

http://www.no ...
  Topic: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
jerry revelle

Replies: 24
Views: 28307

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:53 pm   Subject: Louis Skifström Wedding Photo
I just found a photo of the son, Louis Skifström in my (late) aunt's recipe book ???? of all places. The wedded couple appear to be dressed in late 19 th. Century attire. The photo was taken by phot ...
  Topic: God Jul pipeing
jerry revelle

Replies: 6
Views: 9124

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:30 pm   Subject: Performing in "the community"
This is an excellent way to spread the word about the säckpipa.
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:28 pm   Subject: Instructor at Nisswa
Yes to having an instructor. Olle and I discussed it somewhat, but I doubt it will be Olle unless he attends on his own. We would probably ask someone else.

I might suggest the goals should be si ...
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:08 pm   Subject: Nisswa
Yes, piper's jams are permissible along with fiddles, dragspelor, nyckelharpor, etc.

I would think a workshop would draw more novices and wanna-bee pipers, though.
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:51 pm   Subject: It's next year already
The Nisswa Stämma entertainment lineup is beginning to roll out, though the teaching workshops aren't yet disclosed.

http://www.nisswastamman.org/

I don't expect we will find a säckpipa group sh ...
  Topic: Tradition continuity
jerry revelle

Replies: 25
Views: 24666

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:30 pm   Subject: Get your copy now...
Thanks, Jan. Now we all know where and how to obtain a copy.
  Topic: Tradition continuity
jerry revelle

Replies: 25
Views: 24666

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:26 pm   Subject: Publisher contact
This is an area where Olle might be able to help. Aaron was recently able to purchase a copy. Remember, it is written only in the Swedish language, but the photos are worth a thousand words.
  Topic: Tradition continuity
jerry revelle

Replies: 25
Views: 24666

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:55 pm   Subject: Reprinting Säckpipa i Norden
I have a bit of experience in the cost of printing books.

So, assuming the text was completely laid out in Adobe InDesign or some other standard format (pdf) and was print-ready, I have queried a l ...
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:04 pm   Subject: Spring workshop
I have not given a spring workshop much consideration. I thought a workshop at Nisswa might be more appropriate as many of the attendees have never heard a säckpipa. We could possibly pick up some m ...
  Topic: Säckpipa...possibly French?
jerry revelle

Replies: 3
Views: 5295

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:25 pm   Subject: Säckpipa...possibly French?
A Swedish musician friend pointed out that this recording of classical French music might be pipe music. Any guesses as to whether it is French pipes, or pipes at all?

You will need Spotify: http: ...
  Topic: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
jerry revelle

Replies: 24
Views: 28307

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:57 am   Subject: Skiftströms Followup
Let's hope someone has pipes remaining from the mother and daughter players.

Some years ago I helped trace a famous fiddler from Hälsingland who had emigrated to Minnesota. Despite a house fire, t ...
  Topic: Female Sackpipa (in 19th century)
jerry revelle

Replies: 24
Views: 28307

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:00 pm   Subject: Further to the Skifts...mother and daughter pipers
Baglady, the link you reference is by an amateur historian in Dala-Järna but was written by Margaretha Hedblom, who has done extensive research both in Järna Parish and in our area of Western Wisconsi ...
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:38 pm   Subject: Nisswa-stämman, 2011
Very well done. I haven't had time to gather the video footage I shot yet.
Jerry
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:32 pm   Subject: Nisswa
Hi Nan,

Sorry I didn't have time to visit. It was a busy time for a while in the children's area. I was finally able to get around and visit with friends, new and old and do some filming. Our AS ...
  Topic: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
jerry revelle

Replies: 15
Views: 15033

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:10 pm   Subject: Next Year -- Nisswastämman?
Here is a link to one of many performances I play (violin) with. Nisswa-stämman is the largest Nordic festival of its kind in North America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d91ou4COSeA

Pipers ha ...
  Topic: Springtime Bagpipery
jerry revelle

Replies: 7
Views: 5476

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:23 pm   Subject: Board Salaries
Unfortunately you'd have to take your wages in satisfaction from the culture gained, rather than monetary. Nonetheless, you'd be welcome and someone in the house would learn to hambo...I think that's ...
  Topic: Dancing is the reason for the beats
jerry revelle

Replies: 7
Views: 7047

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:44 pm   Subject: Dancing is the reason for the beats
I've just posted an epistle about the importance of the beats when playing the various Nordic tunes. After all, it's all about dancing...and it's Springtime in Wisconsin...after our snowy winter, cer ...
  Topic: Springtime Bagpipery
jerry revelle

Replies: 7
Views: 5476

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:29 am   Subject: What a bunch
You guys are simply the best. What would this forum be without you all. I wish you all lived nearer here; you'd have an instant job on our board.
 
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