7th April 2018: Garmarna – Herr Mannelig

Artist: Garmarna
Title: Herr Mannelig
Language: Swedish

Today I have chosen something slightly more traditional. It is a Swedish folk ballad about a female mountain troll who offers a human male many things to try and get him to marry her. You can learn about it here.

I really like this music, and the video also made me think about the beautiful, vast landscape of Sweden, and how Scandinavian countries have some really great myths and legends. Parts of Scotland are the nearest I have got to a countryside where few people live. Living in a city, as I do, it is easy to forget our link to the landscape and the elements. I think I need a holiday 🙂

DJ Esperanto


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