Welcome to the 16th annual


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

Josefina & Jonas


Nisswa-Stämman 2015 Performers

Visiting Scandinavian groups:

Harald Haugaard & Antti Järvelä - Denmark & Finland together!

Josefina Paulson & Jonas Åkerlund - Sweden, nyckelharpa, fiddle

VikesKalles Kapell - Sweden, fiddles & bass

Folk Orkestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben Spelmanslag


the Stoney Brook Fiddlers

Chicago Spelmanslag

Ensembles and Solos:

Diane Jarvi - Finnish songs accompanied by guitar and kantele
Ivares Pojkarna - Ivare's boys do the tradition proud :)

Finn Hall  - historic Finnish American dance hall music

Olle Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra - Olle is still missing

Skålmusik - North woods gammaldans quintet

Multe - Gammaldans old and new!

Footnotes plus Ann - great band from Decorah, Ia.
Paul Dahlin - a Swedish fiddling tradition in Minnesota

Paul Wilson  -  program director and chief bottlewasher

Ross and Bart Sutter - Swedish folk songs, poetry

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 Nordic Bees - Scandi tunes with only a hint of nordic angst
Tjärnblom - travel the modern “Snoose Boulevard Highway”

Gammal Nyckelharpa 1740 to Now - Wes, Judy and Mary

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