Welcome to the 19th annual


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

Kristoffer & Maria


Nisswa-Stämman 2018 Performers

Visiting Scandinavian groups:

Elvings Spelmanskapell - Sweden: fiddles, accordion, bass

Harald Haugaard, Helene Blum & Antti Järvelä - Denmark/Finland: fiddles, voice and guitar

Kristoffer Kleiveland & Maria Skjeldrum Tøppe - Norway: button accordion and hardanger fiddle.

Trio Larsson / Mayr - Sweden/Germany: fiddle, nyckelharpa, vocal, guitar and accordion

Folk Orkestras:

American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag

Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag

Skål Klubben Spelmanslag


the Stoney Brook Fiddlers

Ensembles and Solos:

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 & Loretta Kelley - Traditional nordic music

Tjärnblom - travel the modern “Snoose Boulevard Highway
Rävlek - hardingfele & nyckelharpa
Päron Träd - flute, fiddle, guitar and nyckelharpa

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