Address: Dalagatan 7, 795 31 Rättvik, Sweden
A regional music institution in Dalarna engaged in activities within the field of folk music.
The archive provides:
• Archival services for the general public, education and research.
• Physical collections of audio and video recordings, handwritten manuscripts and other archival materials.
• Digitally accessible collections of audio, video and sheet music with folk music and dance material mainly from Dalarna, Hälsingland, Gästrikland and Uppland.
• Digitisation of analogue audio media (reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, and more).
• Development of software for folk music archives (FIOL AV, WebbFiol).
Audiovisual folk music database on the Internet. Today, more than 80,000 tunes, songs, interviews and dance recordings (audio, video, scanned handwritten material) are made available. Through agreements with copyright holders, just over 30,000 of these are published on the Internet. Most of the other material is accessible in Folkmusikens hus' research room, which is open by arrangement. Information on availability and distribution of different types of material appears on webbfiol.se and is continuously updated.
Topical podcasts within the field of folk music which are produced in collaboration with Dalarnas spelmansförbund.
- Instrumental Folk Music
- Primarily digitised material from Svenskt Visarkiv, Dalarnas Museum, municipal archives (Rättvik, Leksand, Malung-Sälen), spelmansförbund (Hälsingland, Gästrikland, Uppland) as well as private recordings and transcriptions. The archive includes Karl Sporr's collected transcriptions from Rättvik, Leksand, Orsa, Malung, Lima, Transtrand and Gagnef. Tunes transcribed by musicians such as Olof Tillman (Dala-Floda), Röjås Jonas (Boda) och Hans Haglöf (Torsång), Perols Gudmund Olsson och Erik Nordqvist (Rättvik) and Herman Strömberg (Malung).
- Vocal Folk Music
- Primarily digitised material from Svenskt Visarkiv, Dalarnas Museum, municipal archives (Rättvik, Leksand, Malung-Sälen), spelmansförbund (Hälsingland, Gästrikland, Uppland) as well as private recordings and transcriptions. The archive includes Karl Sporr's collected transcriptions from Rättvik, Leksand, Orsa, Malung, Lima, Transtrand and Gagnef. The material also covers herding music (horn and birch trumpet tunes, kulning).
- Folk Dance
- Johan Larsson's film material (1947-1981) that was used for the work with Beskrivning av svenska folkdanser Del II (The blue book).
- Due to Folkmusikens hus's regional focus, the majority of the archive material relates to Dalarna. Archival collaborations with spelmansförbund and regional and municipal archives in Gävleborg and Uppland have more recently led to a broader geographical coverage. To a lesser extent, there are also sound and video recordings from other provinces of Sweden.
- Southern Norrland
- Northern Norrland
- Nordic Countries (other than Sweden)
- I mindre omfattning finns material från Norge, Danmark och Finland.
Types of Archival Material
- Audio Recordings
- Moving Image Recordings
- Printed Sheet Music
- Printed Texts
- In Folkmusikens hus's exhibition, Instrumentkammaren, there are musical instruments from the 10th century through to modern times on display.