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Lingonberries

Lingonberries

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The Lingonberries are a bilingual a cappella quartet based in Ottawa. That's bilingual as in English and Swedish. All four members are originally from Sweden. Three of them moved to Canada fairly recently, only Helene moved from Sweden as a child and grew up in Canada. The group performs regularly in Ottawa. You might have seen them at local venues, including National Arts Centre 4th Stage, Rasputin's and The Elbow Room. The Lingonberries recently performed at the Museum of Civilization as part of the successful exhibit "Viking: The North Atlantic Saga". They've also been featured on CBC TV Canada Now, Breakfast Television, NewRO News At 11, CJOH News At 6, CBC Radio's "Ottawa Morning", Rogers Television's "Daytime", The Ottawa Citizen and in the Ottawa Sun. In addition to their public appearances, The Lingonberries often entertain at private parties and functions.

While the group's repertoire is centered around traditional Swedish folk songs, The Lingonberries have recently added a number of English songs to their extensive repertoire. For instance, their Christmas program includes several songs traditionally sung both in Sweden and North America. It's not uncommon for the group to perform the first verse in English only to finish it off in Swedish, or vice versa. The group took its name from the Swedish word "lingon", a very sweet and tasty berry commonly found in most areas of Sweden.

Discography

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Lingonberries : ...summer (Swedish Folk Music) : 00  1 CD : 

Lingonberries : ...summer (Swedish Folk Music)

Review: The Lingonberries are a bilingual (English and Swedish) three-women/one man a cappella quartet based in Ottawa, Canada. Their repertoire centers around traditional Swedish folk songs, although three of the four recently moved to Canada from Sweden and audiences are hearing more and more English lyrics lately. There are 12 songs, all with Swedish titles, nice harmonies and the women's pure, sweet voices soar over the anchoring bass of the man. A brief paragraph in English follows each selection, giving us the meaning of each song. Enjoyable and celebratory choral music by some of our talented friends in the north country.

Songlist: Langtan Till Landet, Studentsangen, Sommarpsalm (En vanlig Gronska), Nu Gronskar Det, Karaste Broder, Gubben Noak, Uti var Hage, Visa vid Midsommartid, Bort Allt vad Oro Gor, Varmlandsvisan, Dansen Pa sunnano

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6793c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Lingonberries : Winter - Swedish Christmas Songs : 00  1 CD : 

Lingonberries : Winter - Swedish Christmas Songs

Review: Swedish 3-woman, 1-man folk quartet The Lingonberries bring us their second sweet, melodic CD, "Swedish Christmas Songs." Twelve songs, (which has always seemed to us the best number for a Christmas CD) all sung in Swedish. But listening to "Jul, Jul" we realized that the language difference means very little here. There are a couple of carols we know, "Det Ar En Ros Utsprungen" (the traditional German carol "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming") and "Stilla Natt/Silent Night." Listening to "Nar Det Lider Mot Jul," "Hosianna," ""Goder Afton," "Lusse Lella," "Nu Tandas Tusen Juleljus" or "Bereden Vag For Herran"--for the first time out of context, we would still know from the phrasing, and the feeling that comes through the singers that they are Christmas songs. Invite The Lingonberries and add an international flavor to your Christmas celebration!

Songlist: Glans Over Sjo Och Strand, Bereden Vag For Herran, Jul, Jul, Nar Det Lider Mot Jul, Glad Dig Du Kristi Brud, Det Ar En Ros Utsprungen, Hosianna, Stilla Natt / Silent Night, Adam Lay Ybounden, Goder Afton, Lusse Lella, Nu Tandas Tusen Juleljus

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9814c | 00 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella World Christmas


Lingonberries : ABBsolut Berries : DVD : 

Lingonberries : ABBsolut Berries

Review: ABBsolut Berries is a unique, high-energy musical show by Swedish-Canadian a cappella quartet The Ligonberries. The group performs four-part arrangements of popular ABBA songs like Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Mamma Mia in front of an enthusiastic live audience. The unique four-part arrangements captures the complex instrumentation of ABBA's original recordings.

Songlist: Super Trouper, Waterloo, Lay All Your Love, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Under Attack, Mamma Mia, Does Your Mother Know, Money, Money, Money, One Of Us, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, S.O.S, Dancing Queen, Thank You For The Music, Varmlandsvisan

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7425d | DVD | $15.98 Contemporary groups DVDs


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