Jontes från Skälsnäs Vals

  Jontes från Skälsnäs Vals is a tune coming from an obscure fiddler from Småland.  He supposedly “drank himself to death” in the 1880’s.

The tune itself is a favorite in the province of Småland, though, and is frequently played in some of the surrounding provinces, as well.  It is found in the collection “Svenska Låtar – Småland”, #122.

Skälsnäs is a small peninsula in a lake in Småland.  It is known as the childhood home of Albert Engström, a prominent artist and writer.




To the left you can see me playing Jontes från Skälsnäs Vals.