Maria Kalaniemi, Marianne Maans, Olli Varis
I Ramunders Fotspår ("In Ramunder's Footsteps") is by the trio of Maria Kalaniemi (accordion), Marianne Maans (violin) and Olli Varis (guitar) performing Swedish-Finnish songs, with each offering vocals on many tracks. Unlike most of Kalaniemi's recordings, this is mostly traditional material. Each artist is allowed significant creative freedom in the interpretation of the songs, but they are always first and foremost folk songs. They run from the gorgeous and dignified "Herr Pedar" about a seaman pondering his death at sea, to the buoyant fiddle solo "Ekorrhjulet." Some
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