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Swedish-style Music Groups

Proof that Swedish music doesn’t have to come from Sweden! Here are links to some individuals and groups that encorporate nyckelharpa into their music. One can’t forget the Swedish groups, so they are here too.

In Sweden

A large listing of Swedish folk musicians, dance groups, etc.
Avesta Spelmanslag: Fiddling group from Southern Dalarna.
Bazar Blå: Johan Hedin, Björn Meyer, Fredrik Gille.
Erika & Cecilia: A spunky duo with 2 CDs out.
Falu Spelmanslag: The Fiddlers League of Falun.
Fomp: Rugged and soulful Swedish folk (dance) music.
Frifot: Lena Willemark, Ale Möller och Per Gudmundson.
Groupa: New Swedish Folk Music.
Hulling: Nyckelharpa, fiddle, song, guitar.
Hedningarna: Taking the old tradition to entirely new places.
HiR: A contemporary Nordic folk music band w/ David Eriksson.
Johan Hedin: nyckelharpa player and innovative builder.
Lyy: Lyric sounds and the melody bring stories to life w/ David Eriksson.
Pettersson & Fredriksson: traditionally inspired music from Northern Sweden.
Peter “Puma” Hedlund: World-Champion multiple times.
Nordic: Trio with nyckelharpa, cello, and mandolin.
Nyckelharporkestern: Album NHO was published in 2003.
Richard Näslin: CDs & written music from Jämtland.
Sågskära: Beautiful music making for 25 years.
Svärdsjö Spelmanslag: Formed in 1952, and one of Dalarnas oldest.
Swåp: Swedish music meets the Celtic tradition.
Valramn: Hurdy-Gurdy, Bagpipe, flutes, Viola d’amoure, etc.
Väsen: Bart’s Fan page.
Väsen: Drone’s artist page.
Wallin & Wallin: Ceylon, Albin, Henry, & Birgitta Wallin.
Östersunds Spelmanslag: Formed in 1993, with about 40 members.

In America

Bjärv: Mikael Grafström, Olof Göthlin, & Ben Lagerberg-Teitelbaum.
Blue Moose & the Unbuttoned Zippers: Swedish/Applachian/Celtic
Bruce Sagan: Mathematics and musical whiz.
Fossegrimen: nyckelharpas, fiddle, and bass in Eugene, OR.
Laurie Hart: Fiddle, nyckelharpa, & hardangefele in Ithaca, NY.
Mäd Fiddlu: Nyckelharpa music in Seattle, WA.
Northern California Spelmanslag
Ryan Koons [koonfiddle(at)Yahoo(dot)com]: nyckelharpa in MD and CA
Skålklubben: the Spelmanslag in northern Minnesota.
Skålmusik: the ‘core’ group of Skål Klubben.
Spelkamraterna: from Washington, DC.
Stämbandet: a chorus based in Cambridge MA. Anna Abraham, nyckelharpa, fiddle, etc.
Tim Rued: a fiddler and nyckelharpa player from CA.
Triangle Spelamanslag: Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC.
Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag: Minnesota group.


Kazuko Kamakura: Nyckelharpa player from Japan.
Didier Francois: Nyckelharpa player from Belgium.
Smörgåsklickarna: a Swiss nyckelharpa group.
Marco Ambrosini: An Italian on the global nyckelharpa scene.