Welcome to the 5th annual


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


Järvelan Pelimannit














Nisswa-Stämman 2004 Performers Rap Sheet

Nisswastämman "5 " continues to build on a firm tradition of offering quality folk music in a family friendly environment.

Visiting Nordic groups:

Järvelän Pelimannit - award winning fiddlers from Kaustinen

Trolldom - high energy female vocal quartet from Norway

American soloists and small ensembles:

Äkta Spelmän- Swedish fiddling extraordinaire

Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra - it's a movement!

Karen Torkelson Solgård - Norwegian Hardingfele

Kip Peltoniemi - Finnish accordion playing raconteur

Duane Swanson - old time Accordion

John Berquist - a true north woods character!

Beth & Jon Rotto - old time Norwegian fiddle and guitar

Stanley Berge - fiddler extraordinaire

Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth - folksongs

the Stev Sisters- traditional singers

Skålmusik - North woods gammaldans quintet

the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble - Leroy, Mel and Art

Finn Hall - hot Finnish dance ensemble

Ross Sutter - Swedish folk songs

the Leik Ladies - Gjuvik Harp and Langeleik

Skandilous - shocking pols players...

the Buttonbox Brigade - squeezeboxers unleashed

Rose Arrowsmith - professional storyteller, children's tent

Ingrid and Aidan - Norwegian songs and games, children's tent

Bob Gustafson - Swedish horns

Folk Orchestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben

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