Except for a brief time living in Worcester, Massachusetts, Chester Ringdahl was a lifelong resident of New Sweden, ME. His grandmother was one of the original Swedish settlers in the town. Ringdahl, as one of the few remaining Swedish speaking members of the community, helped pass along the area’s cultural heritage that would otherwise have been lost. The performance heard here was recorded by Ringdahl some time before the interview with Jeff McKeen.
New Sweden, Maine, Jeff McKeen, singer, Nils Frykman, “Jag har en vän”, “I Have a Friend”
Ethnomusicology | Folklore | Oral History
Ringdahl, Chester, "Chester Ringdahl" (2012). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 7.
New Sweden, ME