Mundekulla Folk & Jazz Festival, June 14-16, 2019

- In the spirit of Lars Gullin - 

Dear audience – welcome to Mundekulla Folk and Jazz Days
The Festival that has its heart and main location in Mundekulla and with exciting collaborations with the surrounding community. Come and enjoy the peace and stillness of Mundekulla and participate in the entire festival or just a few concerts. You can book accomodation in the same booking form as the concert tickets. All events at Mundekulla are completely drug free.

Some of the artists 2019

The singers Sofia Karlsson and Rigmor Gustafsson, highly acclaimed within their genres, will be performing. Sofia gives a concert Saturday evening together with the guitarist Mattias Perez and later in the evening we will hear Rigmor together with her sister Christina, Svante Söderqvist and the wonderful pianist Mathias Algotsson.


The program in short 2019

Friday, June 14                                                                                            
15.00 Singing workshop, Gunnel Mauritzson                                                 
16.30 Folk music workshop, Heléne Ingvarsdotter                                       
19.30 Solo concert, Heléne Ingvarsdotter                                                   
21.30 Gunnel Mauritzson and the Festival Choir and others                                   

Saturday, June 15
09.00 "En dag med Moberg"  "A Day with Moberg"      
16.00 Concert-Theatre "Varje våg" (Each wave) with Edvin Bredefeldt and others
18.00 Jazz menue
20.00 Sofia Karlsson and Mattias Perez
21.30 Rigmor and Christina Gustafsson

Sunday, June 16
11.00 Kvinnor, kultur, konst, musik och konstnärens villkor (lecture in Swedish)
14.00 Tour of Mundekulla and mindfulness songs with Peter Elmberg and others
17.00 Fredrik Lindborg trio with string quartet plays Gullin in Älmeboda kyrka (Church)
 21.00 "Voices of the world" in Bräkne Hoby kyrka (Bräkne Hoby Church)

Also, at an earlier date but still connected to the Folk and Jazz festival
Sat May 11, Per Thornberg, solo saxophone in Vissefjärda kyrka (Vissefjärda Church)


Warmly welcome! / Gunnel, Peter, Christer, Mailis and the team.

For questions about the festival please contact Gunnel at
phone 0761-91 59 80
email mundekullajazz/at/gunnel.nu

Please note: The booking form is in Swedish, so if you wish to book a ticket and do not speak Swedish please contact Gunnel and she will help you out.

See the Swedish Festival page here

We wish to thank all the participating artists, musicians, singers, lecturers, actors, designers, volunteers and our partners: Kulturrådet, Emmaboda kommun, Länsmusiken, Musik i syd, Musik i Blekinge, Sensus, Live Jazz Emmaboda, Emmaboda och Tingsryds pastorat, Älmeboda sparbanksstiftelse and Vilhelm Mobergsällskapet. Without you all – there would be no festival!


Welcome to the 4th edition of the festival

Food and accomodation

Green Jazz menue Green Jazz menue

Mundekulla's green Jazz menue
(Mundekulla, Sat June 15, at 18.00-19.30)

At Mundekulla, in the restaurant, 200 SEK.
This dinner needs to be booked in advance. (but is included in the Festival Ticket.)

Read more about the food at Mundekulla here:
Mundekulla cooks

Dinner is also served Friday evening at 18.00 and lunch is serverd Saturday at 13.00. Book in advance!

Double room with bathroom Double room with bathroom

Peaceful living
(Stay overnight, including breakfast)

You can book a room (single rooms, double rooms, family room) for the entire weekend (Fri-Sun) or just for Sat-Sun, including breakfast.

If you want to book a room, see the booking form or contact Gunnel: mundekullajazz/at/gunnel.nu or phone 0761-915980

Please note that the booking form is in Swedish. If you want to book a ticket please contact Gunnel: mundekullajazz/at/gunnel.nu or phone 0761-915980

Rigmor & Christina Gustafsson
Rigmor & Christina Gustafsson
Sofia Karlsson
Sofia Karlsson
Gunnel Mauritzson
Gunnel Mauritzson
Mailis Gullin
Mailis Gullin

General Information


Friday - Sunday June 14-16, 2019
Possibility to buy separate tickets for different concerts etc.

Saturday 18.00-19.30
Jazz menue and later on our alcohol free bar "Drink and drive-bar" opens (Mundekulla Retreat center)

Three nights until 23.00
Evening concerts


Festival Ticket, for the entire weekend (June 14-16) including food
• Adult, above 26 yrs   1450:- 
• Youth, 11-25 yrs        1100:- 
• Child, 4-10 yrs             450:- 
Please note that the ticket for Saturday during the day is a separate booking.

Prices for Saturday evening:

Jazz menue + evening concerts (Sofia Karlsson, Rigmor & Christina Gustafsson) including food, prebooked

Adult + 26 yrs,    500 kr
Youth 11-25 yrs, 425 kr
Child 4-10 yrs,   100 kr

Ticket for evening concerts only, Saturday
(when prebooked until June 14)
Adult + 26 yrs,   325 kr
Youth 11-25 yrs, 240 kr
Child 4-10 yrs,       0 kr

Ticket for evening concerts only, Saturday
When buying the tickets at the door or prebooking the same day (until 18).
Adult + 26 yrs,   350 kr
Youth 11-25 yrs, 260 kr
Child 4-10 yrs,       0 kr

For information about booking separate concerts other than the above, please contact Gunnel for information, or check the booking form.

Dinner is served Friday at 18.00 and a "Jazz menue" (green buffet) is served Saturday at 18.00-19.30.
Lunch is served Sunday at 13.00.
Note! All meals need to be pre ordered. They are included in the Festival Ticket (the entire program).

Drink & Drive-Bar
We offer alcohol free beer and wine in our "Drink and Drive Bar" next to the concert hall. There you can drink as much as you like and still  drive home or to a nearby hotel or youth hostel. The festival is alcohol and drug free.

Nice modern rooms booked via the online booking form - or contact Gunnel.
• Rooms for rent in Mundekulla (single rooms, double rooms, family room).
You can book a room for the entire weekend (Fri-Sun) or just for Sat-Sun, including breakfast.

It's also possible to stay at a hotel/hostel nearby.
For camping or caravans, we refer to Emmaboda Camping.

-The festival is drug-free ie, alcohol/drugs are not being used, allowed or sold.
- We love animals but unfortunately you can not bring your pets. But there is a dog hotel in the area, see more info below.

"I just returned from a fantastic festival. This I will live a long time! Thanks!"

Other information
-Find us - Take the train to Emmaboda and then Mundekulla Taxi 1 mil 150: - / car, 0471-10100
-Dog Hotel - The pets can unfortunately not accompany, but there is a dog hotel 7 km from Mundekulla
- All concerts are held indoor. The festival's concert venues offer wheelchair lift and / or ramp.

General questions

Arranged by Mundekulla Retreat Center in collaboration with Gunnel Mauritzson.
Thanks to Kulturrådet, Emmaboda kommun, Länsmusiken, Musik i syd, Musik i Blekinge, Sensus, Live Jazz Emmaboda, Emmaboda och Tingsryds pastorat, Älmeboda sparbanksstiftelse, Vilhelm Mobergsällskapet and all other participants.
Project Managers: Peter Elmberg (Mundekulla), Gunnel Mauritzson (project manager), Mailis Gullin (inspiration), Christer Skoog (Emmaboda Live Jazz)


Who was Lars Gullin?
Lars Gullin was born in Sanda, Gotland and lived his last 10 years in the areas around Emmaboda (near Mundekulla). He is considered one of Sweden's foremost jazz musicians of all time, and arrived just when jazz was of highest interest in Sweden, during the 50s and early 60s. He also attracted international attention and his greatness lay on several levels, first and foremost, his brilliant way to handle the baritone saxophone. His tone so soft but still bearing the sharpness, his tune marked as a flowing story and his improvisations with total presence and never with a tone that had nothing to say. He was also a great composer and arranger with high standards of music, himself and his fellow musicians and always with an open mind to new influences. In the outwardly successful and cheeky jazz musician lived a very sensitive soul. It was not easy to survive unscathed in the tough reality of a really quite shy man from Gotland as he called himself. When he finally began to find new stability in life with his wife Mailis Gullin in Småland, he died from disease May 17, 1976, 48 years old. After him he left a priceless treasure of the compositions and recordings of lessons and inspiration for generations of musicians to come. (Read more about Lars Gullin on www.gullin.net)

Please note that the booking form is in Swedish. If you want to book a ticket please contact Gunnel: mundekullajazz/at/gunnel.nu or phone 0761-915980