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The folk music group Sågskära was founded in 1981. The name Sågskära comes from an old nursery rhyme from Linneryd in Småland, which Marie Länne-Persson, one of the members of the group, learnt as a child.

Through the years, Sågskära has provided an important model for groups in folk music from southern Sweden. A distinctive feature of the group's music is a rather bold contrast between mediaeval drones and the supposedly simple three-chord harmonies of the 19th century. This can also be seen by the great variety of instruments played by the group, for example fiddles, guitar, hummel (fretted dulcimer), hurdy-gurdy, harp and hornpipe...

Sågskära take most of their repertoire from Småland. It has often been learnt in...

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