Hälsingland – by the lake, beside the trees


  1. Uti vår hage (Reasons to live) (2:34)
  2. Då väntar jag vid vägarna (Road to my heart) (4:30)
  3. Visa vid vindens ängar (The gift of life) (4:00)
  4. Visa från Rättvik (Mensch) (5:13)
  5. Allt under under himmelens fäste (Forlorn) (5:29)
  6. De sålde sina hemman (Hope) (3:58)
  7. Visa vid midsommartid (Dream) (4:39)
  8. Jag vet en dejlig rosa (5:44)
  9. Hälsingland (2:48)


Musicians: Göran Klinghagen, guitars, arranging and composing
Fola Dada, vocal, text and translations
Markus Harm, saxes, flute
Joo Kraus, trumpet, electronics
Veit Hübner, bass
Torsten Krill, drums, percussion, recording, mix and mastering
Recorded at Studio Klangküche, Stuttgart 2018-19
Graphic design by Jon Edergren
Produced by Göran Klinghagen, Torsten Krill, Bengt Berger
Hälsingland is released on November 1, 2019

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“The most unique thing with the Swedish jazz tradition is the influences from our folk music. Lars Gullin was one of the first to include our folk tone in his music, he became a great inspiration in our musical development. Jan Johansson developed this masterfully as did Bengt-Arne Wallin and Nils Lindberg and later on Jonas Knutsson, Lena Willemark, Palle Danielsson and many others.
Having arranged a lot of jazz music based on the Swedish folk tradition and played it a lot in Germany during the last decade I have been amazed by the strong impact these influences had on my fellow musicians and the listeners. So I picked my favourite musicians from the Stuttgart area to play these classic Swedish folksy melodies in new arrangements for quintet and sextet. Fola Dada wrote texts and sings in English, German and even in Swedish. Here is the result.” – Göran Klinghagen