Rørospols (downloadable PDF)

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A popular traditional ‘pols’ from the Røros region of eastern Norway and western Sweden.  Please see the below description for more information and audio samples.

Description

A popular traditional ‘pols’ (a type of dance) from the Røros region of eastern Norway and western Sweden.  A harmony part, grace-notes, and chord symbol suggestions are included in this setting.

[NB: It is common for musicians playing this type of tune to tap their feet on beats 1 and 3 only, to match the steps of the dance.]

An audio sample, featuring Scottish smallpipes (A-chanter), with the harmonies coming in approximately halfway through the track:

A video featuring pols dancers competing to a different tune:

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