15 episodes

St Olav Waterway / Pyhän Olavin merireitti is a pilgrim’s path from Turku, through the Finnish archipelago and Åland and across the sea to Sweden. Our trail opened with an official ceremony 24.5.2019, this is found on our YouTube channel. In Sweden you can continue the whole way to Trondheim in Norway on existing St. Olav Ways.
This podcast includes interviews, sounds and music. Music and sounds can be found on the playlist and played whilst walking some of the more trafficked parts of the trail. St. Olav Waterway is part of St. Olav Ways, pilgrim paths to Trondheim, an official cultural route of the Council of Europe
Photos: James Simpson, with additional images by Leanne Downs and Stefan Bremer, Jouni Lappi.

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St Olav Waterway / Pyhän Olavin merireitti is a pilgrim’s path from Turku, through the Finnish archipelago and Åland and across the sea to Sweden. Our trail opened with an official ceremony 24.5.2019, this is found on our YouTube channel. In Sweden you can continue the whole way to Trondheim in Norway on existing St. Olav Ways.
This podcast includes interviews, sounds and music. Music and sounds can be found on the playlist and played whilst walking some of the more trafficked parts of the trail. St. Olav Waterway is part of St. Olav Ways, pilgrim paths to Trondheim, an official cultural route of the Council of Europe
Photos: James Simpson, with additional images by Leanne Downs and Stefan Bremer, Jouni Lappi.

    Pilgrims Music 1

    Pilgrims Music 1

    Music from https://www.facebook.com/stolavsledenmusic/ performed at the opening seminar of St. Olav Waterway.

    • 7 min
    Pilgrims Music 2

    Pilgrims Music 2

    Music from https://www.facebook.com/stolavsledenmusic/ performed at the opening seminar of St. Olav Waterway.

    • 5 min
    Fiddler and accordion on Tjut Tjut

    Fiddler and accordion on Tjut Tjut

    Accordian player and cook onboard the Galeas Albanus and Fiddler Gunnar Sundström, skipper of "storbåt" Tjut Tjut play some traditional songs from The Åland Islands and Finland whilst sailing between Kökar and Sottunga. Albanus and Tjut Tjut are both traditional wooden sailing boats.

    The songs were recorded on a sailing pilgrimage between Finland and Åland Islands 2017.

    • 4 min
    Icelandic Runic Songs

    Icelandic Runic Songs

    Three songs sung in Icelandic or Old Norse. The songs are from the time when the old beliefs and gods were giving way to Christianity. Some celebrate the old ways, others the new, it was a time of great upheaval.

    The songs are preformed by Icelandic musician Sigurboði Grétarsson and are either traditional or traditional lyrical poetry performed to music composed by Sigurboði Grétarsson.

    These three songs were recorded in Koroinen, the residence of The Bishop of Finland until 1300 and nowadays a cultural centre. Spring 2019.

    • 6 min
    Footsteps on cold snow

    Footsteps on cold snow

    What does the archipelago sound like in the winter? Hear footsteps of a pilgrim on cold snow.

    • 3 min
    Albanus Waves

    Albanus Waves

    The waves softly falling from the bows of the wooden galleass sailing ship Albanus on a pilgrims sailing between The Finnish Archipelago and Åland Islands 2017.

    • 1 min

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