It started over sixty years ago.
music be the food of love….play on!
I, Stefan Sigfalk – Sandberg, spent many years of a happy childhood on Ljungbacka which belonged to my mother’s parents Anton and Klara Sandberg. Anton and Klara had 10 children on Ljungbacka, 8 of which grew to reach adult age. Anton was a master on his Magdeburg accordion and my childhood’s midsummer nights with dancing around the decorated pole to granddad’s accordion music are a living memory to me. I became a musician myself later, moved abroad early and have spent most of my life playing folk music around Europe and New Zealand. When we were children, we built stages on Ljungbacka and performed various things that we had practised to the villagers who wanted to come. We took 25 öre gate money and those that stood on the small hill across the road and watched us over the fence didn’t have to pay. Those were two simply carpented stages that were built in our childhood’s summers over sixty years ago.
2010 I was given the opportunity to buy Ljungbacka back from a Danish family that had spent numerous years with softly renovating it back to its former glory. In the summer 2011, I spent three weeks building the third Ljungbacka stage together with three professional stage carpenters. Beautiful like a red traditional cottage with white corners and small paned sash windows it represents my childhood’s dream. Under the big oak tree, Ljungbacka was going to get its very own folk music festival!
musical greetings from Stefan Sigfalk – Sandberg
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