Monday, June 02, 2008

Folk Music Festival

Anders Nordström ♫

This is Anders Nordström, also known as Spik-Anders. I met him over the weekend at Ekeby Loge in Tungelsta. He was attending the accordion festival, and after I had enjoyed a beer, while he was playing a few songs with some of the other musicians, I walked over and asked if I could take his photo for the 100 Strangers project. He gladly agreed. Anders is originally from Värmland where he lived on an island called Hammarö. These days he lives in Falun. He started playing the Durspel (smaller accordion), at the age of 10. When he was 18 he began playing the accordion, that was 10 years ago. He often tours Sweden and Norway. He has released one CD and is currently planning his second album. I made a short video and you can hear Anders and his fellow musicians play a song here. This is my 43th photo for the 100 Strangers project. You can see the rest of my strangers in my Set

4 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Such a beautiful instrument! And what a happy sound he makes!! Thanks for recording the music.

Per Stromsjo said...

Hammarö is a beautiful place. The church is well worth a visit.

Steffe said...

I'm happy you could here them play, it was the first time I recorded a video with my new point and shoot. Never been to that island Per, a church with a view is it?

Per Stromsjo said...

Hammarö is just outside the city of Karlstad but still a separate municipality. I have memories from a nice summer evening there, unfortunately filled with the sound of mosquitos.