Gunnfjauns Kapell was born in the Fall of 1982 on the Baltic Island of
Gotland whose roots are clothed in history and legend. Tjelvar was the first
man to inhabit Gotland. With the help of fire he broke a curse that had
plagued the island, forcing it under water during the hours of daylight.
Gunnfjaun was the grandson of Tjelvar, and Gunnfjauns Kapell preserves the
rich legacy of Gotlandic folk music.
Gunnfjauns Kapell finds a firm musical base in the folk music of Gotland but
brings to this tradition a personal style as well as a living relationship.
Their arrangements try to find a form that fully harmonizes with the
character of the tune or song. Influences from other folk music traditions
are present, and the variety of instruments played provides great potential
for variations in the treatment. New compositions in traditional style
completes the picture.
Through the years 9 members have participated. The present members are:
Bengt Arwidsson – mandolin, accordeon
Charlotte Berg - vocal
Annika Björkegren – flute, vocal
Jan Ekedahl - guitar
Owe Ronström – fiddle, mandolin
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