Silkesvalsen is a folk tune from the region of Dalarna in Sweden. I find this particular brand of Swedish folk music with its haunting minor-key poignancy to be some of the most beautiful music in the world.
The second-fiddle part is my own extrapolation of the melody, and this is my first serious attempt to layer two tracks of myself playing.
released August 4, 2010
Special thanks to Karen Myers of BlueRose Scandinavian Folk Music (www.bluerose.karenlmyers.org) for helping me to find this lovely tune online and being willing to help guide me through the maze of copyright law.
Thanks always to the folks who created Audacity for making such an awesome open-source digital audio editor for me to record these songs with.