2006 Nisswa-stämman instrumental workshops

Scandinavian instrumental workshops, featuring top level musicians from Sweden, Norway and Finland, will take place on June 9, 2006 in Nisswa, Mn. These workshops are offered in conjunction with Nisswa-stamman Scandinavian Folkmusic festival, June 9, 10, 2006. The sessions will start at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m., with a lunch break in the middle. Students should be at intermediate levels and able or willing to learn tunes by ear. Cost for the sessions will be ~ $20 per each 2 hour session, or $35 for two sessions. (from the same teacher). The 'musicians lunch' will consist of cold cuts, fruit, etc and cost an extra $5. Please contact Paul Wilson for more details on these workshops and to sign up - pwilson@brainerd.net or 218-764-2994.

This year, there are 6 workshops! Please sign up early! - and indicate if you would be willing to shift to an alternative workshop if the one you are signing up for doesn't attract enough musicians to make a financially viable workshop.

Click on each musician to take a look at their bio/info page:

1. Pioneer Village - Magnus Gustafsson/Anders Svensson (Zorn medal fiddler) - Smålands style, slängpolskor

2. Pioneer Village - Christer Odén (Zorn medal fiddler) (Brodéns Kapell) - Sörmlands style, slängpolskor

3. Pioneer Village - Ola Brostam (Brodéns Kapell) - Swedish nyckelharpa

4. Timberhouse - Petter Eide (Einar Eimhjellens Gammaldans Orkester) - western Norway flat fiddle and/or hardanger tunes depending on demand

5. Timberhouse - Einer Eimhjellen (Einar Eimhjellens Gammaldans Orkester) - western Norway button accordion (torader) tunes - G/C box

6. Timberhouse - Maarit Kyllönen (Meiskarit) - Finnish fiddling

Take a look at the 2005 workshop page.

Take a look at some shots from the 2004 workshops with the Järvelä family of Kaustinen, Finland, > 2004 workshops.

All workshops will be held in the Nisswa area....some at the old Swedish Timber House on Gull Lake (seed directions below) and others at the Pioneer Village in Nisswa (site of the stämma)


 1.From the intersection of Hwys 210 and 371 in Baxter, drive 12 miles north on Hwy# 371.

2. Turn left at the the stoplights (west) on Co.RD 77. For those of you who have been to Nisswa-stamman before, this is the same intersection where you usually turn right (east) to go to the Friday night concert at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. A good marker to look for near this intersection is Schaefers Market on the east side of #371.

3. Ingrid says that the timber house is EXACTLY 5 miles from the stoplight on Co Rd 77. It will be on your left. The fire number is 8844. Approach slowly, it's easy to drive by.

**Important note! Do not turn left the first time you see Co Rd 77! That is the 'southern end' of the road. County Rd 77 is a loop rd, running around the west side of Gull Lake. It connects up with #371 two times, first on the south end and then on the north end. You want the north end!

IF YOU GET LOST, CALL 218 963 7897

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