Svea Singers sing traditional Swedish folksongs a capella. They are from Grand Marais, Minnesota and first got together when Grand Marais put on their first Hygge Festival in ‘tropical’ February.

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
is a children's author, actress and storyteller. Rose grew up going to Swedish camp and many Midsummer festivals. She had the idea to start the group when Grand Marais put on their first Hygge [HOO-guh] Festival in February, and was delighted when Yvonne, Erin and Erika said yes.

Yvonne Mills
loves to sing and has sung most of her life, and is a staple in the Grand Marais music scene. She's new to Swedish music and language-- and loves it!

Erin Swenson-Klatt
is a fluent Swedish speaker (fun fact: Rose was once her language camp counselor!), and she has spent many years playing Swedish fiddle music as well as teaching Swedish.

Erika Ternes
plays violin and piano in addition to singing. She was a professional choral singer in Philadelphia before moving to Minnesota. She teaches high school choir in Grand Marais. Though she grew up in Nashville and had never even met a Lutheran before moving to MN, she still got all the Lutheran jokes on Prairie Home Companion.

contact: sveasingers@gmail.com


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