Three Christmas Jigs

Hello everyone!

It’s been a longer break than I’d hoped, but here I am again – and there are more tunes to come to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

My first Christmas post is this  sprightly set of jigs played and sung in wonderful harmony by Finnish folk band Himmeli – named for the traditional Finnish geometric ornaments made of straw  hung above dining tables from Christmas to midsummer to ensure a good crop in the coming year.Himmeli image_n

I Saw Three Ships (trad. English)

On lapsi syntynyt meille  (There is a child born to us) (trad. Finnish)

Sussex Carol (trad. English)

 

Himmeli

Markus Asunta (flute), Jaakko Kyrö (octave mandolin), Paula Susitaival (fiddle), Anni Tolvanen (nyckelharpa, vocals)

 

(‘HIMMELI – Three Christmas Jigs’ YouTube video, 3:41. Posted by Himmeli Folk, 8 Nov 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvj7_IIU2s4)

 

Further details of Himmeli’s gigs, recordings etc are on their website, and on Facebook.

 

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