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Hi guys.

Sorry I haven't posted anything for a while. I've been struggling to find time for both job, Hervor and private life, you know how things can get. I still try to answer all notes I get and reply to comments, so don't be afraid to write me :)

I did a post like this some years ago but I had so many new friends here so I decided to do another one. For you guys who has been with me for some time some of these songs might already be familiar. 

Krauka
Brilliant song by a very talented group. Already a classic among viking reenactors.




Per O G Runberg
A very talented and skilled musician and lecturer that our group have had the pleasure of listening to many times. For those of you guys who use spotify you can find him there. Per is playing an old traditional instrument called "tagelharpa" which is basically a harp stringed with horse hair. Findings of parts of this kind of harp (mostly the bridge) has been found on several locations in Scandinavia. We don't know for sure that the harp was used with a bow but it seems reasonable to amuse that it might have. It's a wonderful instrument. This song is called "Björndansen", "The dance of the bear"


Gny - Ærlig Pæl - Herr Sinklars Vise
Although this is based on a traditional folk song it is not really a viking song. I still think it has the right mood to it.


Let me know what you guys think :)
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Gabbanoche Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vi Svenskar är för jävla dåliga på och hålla vår folkmusik i liv, vare sig det är Bellman eller medeltida ballader. Hur många Svenskar vet vem Herr Mannelig är tex? Skulle nog vilja säga Norrbaggarna är bättre på det... Dock tål jag inte Sinclairvise.
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Eliskimo1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Hi, I hope you don't mind me asking here, but I was curious about your re-enactment group and Google (via one thing and another) pointed me to this website, www.uppsalarus.se/ , but it doesn't seem to be working.  I got a "Cloud Linux Test Page".  Is the "Uppsala Rus" group still active? 

Thanks,
Elise (in Canada)
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Hi Elsie,

Yes, the group is still active, but the page is not. We had a big baby boom in our group a few years ago and the kids keep popping up so our time is more limited now. Our page got hacked so many times that we eventually stopped fixing it. If you have any questions just note me :)
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Heidenwerk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Krauka is just good Stuff.Got their CD´s.The other are not familiar but i´ll check them out!Thanks for sharing good Music!
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Hey...sharing is nice :)
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k2rts Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've known Krauka guys for years and they're good. The other two I didn't know but they are good also :D
Got to go and listen more of their songs.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
:)
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StankoTheGreat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know why I haven't found Krauka until now, but now I know that they're certainly awesome. 
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
They're awesome :)
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MargaretSeidler Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
saw Krauka a couple of years ago at the Castlefest and Gny at Barcelona.. love them!!!!!!! 
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Ooops...wrong account :) I do that all the time. It's beginning to get harder to keep accounts separated.
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MargaretSeidler Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hahaha I have the same problem with my 2 accounts in facebook, don't worry! I really enjoyed Krauka, you'll see them soon, I'm sure :) (by the way.. cool photos! I love reenactment.. I'll reach happiness the day I find celtic reenactors in the peninsula u_u)
Yes, I'm a drummer in Cuélebre ^^ ( www.facebook.com/folkcuelebre ) take a look, maybe you like us hahaha
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PrinceMidas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm jealous.... I have actually never seen Krauka :( Well...I shouldn't whine to much, there is plenty of fun going on in my life anyways :). Are you a member of a folk music group?
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mailea-analia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Hej,
the Song björndansen is really great. I´ve never heard of the instrument. It is truley great! Clap 

Have a great time!
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
It's a great instrument. From what I understand they still use it in Estonia. If you like Per Runberg you should be able to find more of his stuff on youtube.
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