Welcome to the 12th annual


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

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Nisswa-Stämman 2011 Performers 

Visiting Scandinavian groups:

Jensen, Bugge & Lamb - Denmark, trio on fiddle and accordions

Arto Järvelä - Finland, fiddle, nyckelharpa, mandolin, vocals

Frøholm & Gytri - Norway, hardanger fiddle and accordion

Torbjörn & Pär Näsbom - Sweden..nyckelharpa and fiddle

Folk Orkestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben Spelmanslag


Ensembles and Solos:

Finn Hall  - historic Finnish American dance hall music

Bruce Sagan & lydia ievins - fiddles & nyckelharpas

Kaivama - Finnish music excavators, fiddle, guitar, harmonium

- contemporary folk music w/ nordic roots

Olle Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra
- Olle's is still missing

Skålmusik - North woods gammaldans quintet

Andrea Een - Norwegian Hardingfele

Loretta Kelley - Norwegian Hardingfele

Paul Wilson & Mary Abendroth - poobahs and bottlewashers

Mary Hegge & Carol Sersland - langeleik and voice

Kip Peltoniemi - musician, writer and raconteur

Ross Sutter - Swedish folk songs

Valorie Arrowsmith - and Josie Arrowsmith, Children's tent

Rose Arrowsmith-DeCoux - Children's tent

Uffda - no excuse for these guys... 

Paul Dahlin - a Swedish fiddling tradition in Minnesota

Arna Rennan & Georganne Hunter - traditional nordic music

Arne Salli - Finnish songs

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