Welcome to the 14th annual


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

Blum & Haugaard


Nisswa-Stämman 2013 Performers 

Visiting Scandinavian groups:

Harald Haugaard & Helene Blum - Denmark, fiddles and voice

Marie Skavnes & Lars Berg - Norway, fiddle and accordion

Bjärv Duo - Sweden, fiddle and nyckelharpa

Polka Chicks - Finland, fiddle and accordion

Mette Jensen & Kristian Bugge - Denmark, accordion and fiddle

Folk Orkestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben Spelmanslag


Ripple River Fiddlers

Ensembles and Solos:

Ivares Pojkarna - Ivare's boys do the tradition proud :)

Finn Hall  - historic Finnish American dance hall music

Kaivama - Finnish music excavators, fiddle, guitar, harmonium

Olle Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra
- Olle is still missing

Skålmusik - North woods gammaldans quintet

Multe - Gammaldans old and new!

Paul Dahlin - a Swedish fiddling tradition in Minnesota

Andrea Een - Norwegian Hardingfele

Loretta Kelley - Norwegian Hardingfele

Paul Wilson  -  program director and chief bottlewasher

Kip Peltoniemi - musician, writer and raconteur

Valorie Arrowsmith - and Josie Arrowsmith, Children's tent

Rose Arrowsmith-DeCoux - children's tent

Kari Tauring - old norse traditions, children's tent

Arna Rennan & Georganne Hunter - traditional nordic music

the Newcomers - immigrant tunes both happy and sad

Tjärnbloms Quartet - travel the modern “Snoose Boulevard Highway”

Chicago Spelmanslag - Chicago's Scandinavian Folk Band.

Arne Salli - Finnish songs

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