Saturday, November 05, 2011

Bittersweet & Melancholic

Lunchtime Music

Bittersweet & Melancholic

There was a lunchtime concert at the Cultural Centre in Handen on Friday. It became more melancholic than originally planned, as one of the musicians that was going to play here died in his sleep earlier this week. Seven musicians took to the stage and dedicated their performance to Yngve Hammervald. He was a very good guitarist, and played with ABBA many years ago. Someone told me that Yngve was invited to a world tour with ABBA ,but as he had just started a family he turned that invitation down. The people on stage here are Ove Blomqvist. Linus Söderlund. Mikael Pettersson. Emilia Ekeblad. Inga-lill "Plingis" Högman. Rasmus Söderlund and Mikael Vinsa.


Jack said...

That is a sad story. Entertainers live by the adage that "The show must go on!" but sometimes it must be heartbreaking.

Birdman said...

What a interesting ABBA connection. Love that stuff. Wish they would get back together.

Lowell said...

It's wonderful that you have such a cultural center there where this kind of concert can take place. Must have been, as you said, melancholic, or poignant...and yet a way of paying tribute to the deceased.

Re your question on Ocala: I don't know. I think they're tall, skinny palm trees! :-) Or, perhaps they are California fan palms. But I'm not sure.

George McKay said...

I like the way you feature both people & events as well as landscape scenes from your town. Also the stories to go with the pictures.

Virginia said...

I think he would have wanted them to play the concert. Lovely tribute to him I think.

Julie said...

To my eye, the folk in this group seem much younger than someone who would have played with ABBA. Maybe he was mentoring them to some extent. They certainly seem to be carrying an emotional weight on their shoulders.

Stefan Jansson said...

Indeed Jack, the show must go on.

Not going to happen Birdman. I am still a bit upset about missing an ABBA gig in Stockholm, my friend were all there but for some reason I didn't go with them.

There's often music here Lowell, and the lunch concerts are always open for anyone who wants to have a listen.

Thanks George, a portrait is on the way, check out the blog on Sunday.

You are probably right about that Virginia.

I didn't know that musicians that play together had to be the same age Julie:-)

Josy said...

Oh, that's terrible! I'm sorry to hear that.

Seems like it must've been an engaging concert; I have never thought of electric guitars and cellos and saxes and African drums and goodness knows what else playing together.

Leeds daily photo said...

We live on in the thoughts of others, a good way to be renumbered. Like you Steffe, I think there is too much water under the bridge for them to reunite.