Gurt Gjallarhorn Fans

Nacken Och Jungfrun

Bristol Beacon, 7th Feb, 2015

Nacken Och Jungfrun  (the water-sprite and the maiden) is an old Finnish-Swedish folk song. It has been collected in scores of different forms dating back as far as the 1780s. It sometimes goes under the title Näcken Bortför Jungfrun (the water-sprite kidnaps the maiden).

Gurt Lush’s arrangement is based on a recording of the song by the Finnish group Gjallarhorn, on their 2000 album Sjofn.