Welcome to the 7th annual


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















Nisswa-Stämman 2006 Performer's Rap Sheet

Visiting Scandinavian groups:

Brodéns Kapell - trio from Södermanland, Sweden

Einar Eimhjellens Gammaldans Orkester- from Norway

Magnus and Anders - fiddlers from Småland, Sweden

Meiskarit - duo from Finland

Skatelövs Spelmanslag - fiddler's team from Skatelöv, Sweden

American performers:

Folk Orchestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben

Small groups and Solos

Ballade - our only local Danish ensemble!

Äkta Spelmän- Swedish fiddling that soothes what ails you

Olle Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra - Olle's getting older every day!

LiljeDiket - the ditch lillies play nyckelharpas

Kip Peltoniemi - Finnish accordion playing raconteur

Karen Solgård - Norwegian Hardingfele

Duane Swanson - old time Accordion

ASI Lilla spelmanslag -the next generation of Swedish fiddlers

Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth - bottle-washing folksingers

Arne Salli - Finnish frog-man from Wausau, Wi.

Loretta Kelley - Legendary hardingfiddler

Skålmusik - North woods gammaldans quintet

Nordic Jam - a fun gang of musicians from Northfield, Mn

Finn Hall - hot Finnish dance ensemble

Ross Sutter - Swedish folk songs

Sweeds in Weeds - don't ask

Arna and Georganne - Versatile duo from Duluth

Saana Ensemble - Finnish vocal ensemble

Mary Hegge - Norwegian Langeleik

Valorie Arrowsmith - Children's tent

Rose Arrowsmith - Children's tent

the Stev Sisters - Carol, Tina and Janet do ancient harmonies

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