Welcome to the 20th anniversary of


A celebration of Scandinavian and Scandinavian/American folk music in northern Minnesota.

Lena Jonsson


Nisswa-Stämman 20th Anniversary 2019 Performers

Visiting Scandinavian groups:

Jensen, Bugge & Høirup - Denmark: accordion, fiddle, guitar & vocals

Lena Jonsson & Arvid Svenungsson - Sweden:  fiddle, piano

Tero Hyvaluoma & Esko Järvela - teho. Finland: 2 fiddles

Bjørn Kåre Odde & Ole Nilssen - Norway: fiddle, accordion

Aallotar - Finland/USA: fiddle, accordion

Smålands Spelmanslag - Sweden: fiddles, nyckelharpa, guitar

Einar Eimhjellan & Friends - Norway: harmonica, fiddle, accordion

Folk Orkestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben Spelmanslag


the Stoney Brook Fiddlers

Ensembles and Solos:

Ameriikan Poijat  - a Finnish brass band tradition in America
Ivares Pojkarna - Ivare's boys do the tradition proud :)

Finn Hall  - historic Finnish American dance hall music

Olle Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra - Olle still hasn't been located

Skålmusik - North woods gammaldans quintet

Chicago Spelmanslag - great dance music from Chicago!

Cloudberry Jam - Gammaldans old and new from Northfield

the New Ole Hendricks Orchestra - Take a trip back in time

Laulu Aika - Finnish Folk Tunes
Bronwyn Bird & Justin Nawn - Swedish Nyckelharpa and guitar
Dwight Lamb - Danish traditional one row button accordion

Loretta Kelley - USA's talented hardingfele player

Kip Peltoniemi - music and tales from the Finnish Triangle

Paul Dahlin - a Swedish fiddling tradition in Minnesota

Paul Wilson  -  program director and chief bottlewasher

Ross and Bart Sutter - Swedish folk songs and poetry to music

Valorie Arrowsmith - and Josie Arrowsmith, Children's tent

Rose Arrowsmith-DeCoux - Story-teller professional, children's tent

Kari Tauring - Old Norse traditions, children's tent

Tjärnblom - travel the modern “Snoose Boulevard Highway
Renee & Adam  - Nyckelharpa & Guitar

Svea Singers - traditional Swedish folksongs acapella

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