Welcome to the 17th annual


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



Nisswa-Stämman 2016 Performers

Visiting Scandinavian groups:

Lydom, Bugge & Høirup - Denmark: fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar

Septentrio - Sweden: fiddle, accordion and 5 string cello

Karuna - Finland: nyckelharpa, accordion and piano

Haaga Folk Machine - Finland: fiddle, guitar and pump organ

Folk Orkestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben Spelmanslag


the Stoney Brook Fiddlers

Ensembles and Solos:

Loretta Kelley - America's hardingfele player extraordinaire

Vidar Skrede - Norwegian multi-instrumentalist

Kip Peltoniemi - Finnish music learned on his daddy's knee
Ivares Pojkarna - Ivare's boys do the tradition proud :)

Finn Hall  - historic Finnish American dance hall music

Olle Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra - Olle still hasn't been located

Skålmusik - North woods gammaldans quintet

Multe - Gammaldans old and new

Paul Dahlin - a Swedish fiddling tradition in Minnesota

Paul Wilson  -  program director and chief bottlewasher

Ross and Bart Sutter - Swedish folk songs and poetry to music

Valorie Arrowsmith - and Josie Arrowsmith, Children's tent

Rose Arrowsmith-DeCoux - Story-teller professional, 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
Pikkukajava - Amy Shaw, Chris Bashor, Renee Vaughan

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