Ukulele & Languages

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With Christmas about three weeks away from now it’s time to head north to find snowy landscapes, pine trees, freezing temperatures, short days and long nights, everything you might associate with Julenissen (Father Christmas).

Imagine you’ve been walking outside, the frost biting your cheeks in the night when you suddendly see lights coming out of a red-painted wooden house and as you near the large window bay you discover a bright welcoming living room with a Christmas tree, Christmas-decorated curtains and tablecloths, then you hear the sound of the birch gently crackling in the stove… and someone strumming Rudolf Er Rød På Nesen (tabs available on Al’s Christmas post on Uke Hunt).
Sorry I’m getting carried away! I guess I really need a holiday.

Hope this introduction has landed you somewhere in Norway where we’re headed today. Snart er det Jul igjen ! Time to fill your oven with pepperkaker,  traditional Norwegian Christmas cookies. What have pepperkaker got to do with the ukulele might you ask  ?

Thanks to Sigrid and Robert, learn how to make pepperkaker to the sound of a ukulele. Thanks to Al for the link to this video.

Let’s travel further north to find ourselves in the territory of reindeers, in Northern Norway.

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