Artists

Abalone Dots

Louise Holmer, Rebecka Hjukström and Sophia Hogman, have been playing together for over a decade. They released their debut album From A Safe Distance in 2007. It was met with critical acclaim, as well as a warm welcome from the record buyers, going straight in at number 7 in the Swedish album chart. » Läs mer

Ale Möller

Ale Möller is a multi-instrumentalist who plays a wide array of instruments, ranging from the mandola and the accordion to flutes, shawm and cow horn. Above all, Ale Möller is a musician who works himself into the source code itself of the traditional music he encounters, be it a Greek rembetiko or a stubborn Swedish three-four time polska. » Läs mer

Ale Möller Band

The band members in Ale Möller Band have shifting musical backgrounds and together they create world music not necessarily rooted in the individual member’s background, but rather in the strength of their musicianship. » Läs mer

Ale Möller Trio

Ale Möller, Mats Öberg, and Olle Linder. Sweden's best, and most constantly present multi instrumentalist, Ale Möller meets Mats Öberg, the pianist and keyboard player who plays whatever occurs to him. Olle Linder, another great musician in the folk music, makes the trio complete. » Läs mer

Anna Järvinen

This is Anna Järvinen’s latest album ‘Buren’ translated to Finnish. Anna is bilingual and already has a broad audience in Finland, where she will be touring this November. » Läs mer

Anna Stadling

In 2011 a new era began in Anna Stadling's life. She became a mother to her adopted son John Henry, and in the transition to suddenly be three in the family she felt a need to go back to the roots, to where it all began. In her living room at home she tried playing the Johnny Cash songs she grew up with and the idea of an album took shape. The album STADLING/CASH was released in early 2013. Both the album and the concerts were received with great reviews from both press and audience, and concerts with the trio, a variety of choirs and also a symphony orchestra succeeded each other. » Läs mer

April Verch

Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She grew up surrounded by living, breathing roots music—her father’s country band rehearsing in the “Newpart,” the beloved Verch family room; the lively music at church and at community dances; the tunes she rocked out to win fiddle competitions—and decided early she wanted to be a professional musician. » Läs mer

ARA

As modern society grows, thoughtless bureaucracy all too easily tramples minorities down. The strength and resistance against this movement is first and foremost found with the people, in their everyday life. This is ÁRA's territory - the meeting of personal, the Sami tradition and visionary energy. With their first studio album “O”, ÁRA created new paths for jojk as an art form. » Läs mer

Bazar Blå

Bazar Blå – three master musicians from Sweden who have spent the last twenty years refining their sound and defining a space of their own in the world music scene. To celebrate 2016 they will release their 6th album and premiere a fully new repertoire. Bazar Blå creates new music that manages to be just as Swedish as it is globally irresistible. Using percussion, bass-guitars, bass-mandola and nyckelharpa - an ancient Swedish folk instrument – this trio has many addictive ways of spellbinding listeners. » Läs mer

Bjäran

Bjäran’s musical paths crossed long before the band was formed. The four members met at a young age through folk music courses, and their musical development began. This shared background has given them a mutual understanding of Northern Swedish folk music traditions, with a particular interest in the vivid harshness and melancholy of the landscape. Those early meetings paved the way for tight musical interaction and from the first rehearsal, their sound was formed. » Läs mer

Blues Detour

The constellation Blues Detour (Eric Bibb, Ale Möller and Knut Reiersrud) was initiated as a temporary live project in 2010, when Ale Möller was asked to bring together his blues heroes for a unique meeting. » Läs mer

Carolina Wallin Pérez

Carolina debuted in 2009 with her acclaimed Kent interpretations on the album ”Pärlor och Svin”. Carolina was touring over Sweden for two years and, slowly but surely, she sang herself into the Swedes' homes and hearts. Her version of Kent's "Utan dina andetag" has sold platinum and has got more than a million views on YouTube. In 2012 Carolina released a pop album. One of the albums highlights is the track "Dansa en stund" where Carolina invites singer Linnea Henriksson in for a beautiful love duet. » Läs mer

Daniel Karlsson Trio

The Daniel Karlsson Trio have since their album debut Das Taxibåt in September 2013 established themselves as one of the most interesting constellations in Swedish jazz. Not least through the magnificent hat trick brought home by their sophomore release Fusion for Fish, released in August 2014. The album ended up winning them theSwedish Radio’s jazz group of the year Award 2014, Swedish jazz magazine OJ’s Golden Disc 2015 as well as the Swedish Jazz Grammy of 2015. Ears have been opened abroad as well, their music met with press accolades and frequent airplay in Germany, but also in the UK and Ireland. » Läs mer

Dreamers' Circus

Danish folk music is currently undergoing big changes. The music is more and more seen as contemporary and vibrant and is attracting a large, new and younger audience. The acoustic trio Dreamers' Circus is not so much a product of this development but more one of the main forces behind it. » Läs mer

Emilia Amper

Emilia Amper is one of Sweden's most successful folk musicians ever. She can look back on both a Swedish and an American Grammy nomination, Norwegian Grammy equivalent Spellemansprisen, a NPU award from SKAP (Swedish Composers of Popular Music), and Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards. With her charisma, virtuosity and energy, she moves with ease across stylistic boundaries, and touches people in both small and big venues across the world. » Läs mer

Frifot

Calling a Swedish folk music trio international stars might be considered an overstatement. But for Frifot: Lena Willemark, Ale Möller, and Per Gudmundson; this may well be the truth. Together, individually and in other ensembles like the "Nordan- project", they have advanced the standing of Swedish musical expression internationally and at home. » Läs mer

Georg Wadenius

Georg "Jojje" Wadenius has been a professional guitarist, composer and producer since 1968. In Sweden, he is perhaps best known for his children's songs. » Läs mer

Gjermund Larsen

Gjermund Larsen enjoys a position as one of the most respected and active performers and composers on the contemporary Norwegian folk music scene. The Norwegian State Academy educated fiddler and composer has received several prices for his music. In 2002 he became the youngest fiddler ever to win the Norwegian Championship in traditional folk-fiddling, and in 2011 he was nominated for the Grammy Awards in the category “small ensemble performance” together with the Trondheim Soloists. » Läs mer

Hazelius Hedin

Hazelius Hedin – New Folk Star Duo The band just released their critically acclaimed new Album ”Sunnan” Two of Sweden’s most established folk musicians make up the duo Hazelius Hedin. They sing and play their Swedish folk music with passion, rare ease and unquestionable presence - it’s impossible to remain unaffected. » Läs mer

Jenny Almsenius

The singer and harmonica player Jenny Almsenius has toured a lot in recent years and made a name for herself on live stages in both Sweden and Norway. For her strong stage presence, clear voice and personal lyrics, Jenny received a standing ovation from the audience at both Visfestivalen in Västervik, Cornelis Day and Gothenburg Culture Festival. She's since the beginning of her career in 2006 been praised by critics. » Läs mer

Juha Mulari

Juha got his record deal at the age of 49 after being discovered by the swedish rap artist Petter. It was released in the Spring of 2014 and contains a voice filled with authority and life experience, and lyrics that hit you - and hit you hard. But the album is also filled with the compassion, vulnerability, and heartbreak. » Läs mer

Jul i Folkton

A timeless Swedish Christmas album with a wide range of musicians and artists gathered around classical songs, psalms and chorales. We had for a long time envisioned how a great timeless Christmas album could sound and in 2005 we decided to make Jul i Folkton a serious effort to make such an album. Not pretentious but serious in the meaning of respect to the mission. » Läs mer

Kolonien

The band started 2010 when violinist Anna Möller joined the brothers Arvid & Erik Rask and Mischa Grind, adding the final voice in Koloniens characteristic four-part vocals. The first year the band where invited to play abroad in Tanzania and Israel/Palestine, where they found inspiration and time to complete their sound, mixing folkmusic with pop- and reggae grooves. Dynamic compositions that enters the twentieth century, but still stays true to the roots. » Läs mer

LEKISJAZZ

Med en dresscode som vittnar om en förkärlek till tidig New Orleans-jazz, en stor grön krokodil på gitarr och en repertoar med svängiga jazzlåtar lämnar vi sällan vår publik oberörd, vare sig barn eller deras föräldrar. » Läs mer

Lena Willemark

Lena Willemark has become a central figure within the Swedish folk music, and is crosses borders between genres in a revolutionary, yet unforced, way. » Läs mer

Lena Willemark Blåferdi

Lena Willemark’s latest recording project, Blå Ferdi, took place during October 2015, and has been scheduled for release in March 2016. Says Lena, “I have composed this music both during daylight, and the darkest night, straight storytelling as well as dreamy blue. I wrote the music for a dream constellation of fantastic folk musicians and have been inspired by some very powerful lines from Siri Hustvedt’s book “The Shaking Woman” » Läs mer

Lisa Miskovsky

Lisa Miskovsky was born and raised in the North of Sweden, along the coast where the forest meets the sea. It is no exaggeration to say that Lisa Miskovsky is not only one of Sweden's greatest artists, but also one of the most productive. With over 200,000 albums sold, and as one of Sweden's most frequently touring artists: Lisa Miskovsky is one of Sweden's biggest music names and songwriter. Lisa has released five albums; has sold gold and platinum records; topped the album charts; received numerous Grammy nominations and won two Grammys. » Läs mer

Lisas

FIDDLE AND ACCORDION CONVERSATIONS The duo LISAS is a rising star with their touching sound. In February 2017, they release their album Fiddle and Accordion Conversations at the prestigious festival Folk Alliance International in Kansas City (SWS Records/Playground). At home in Swedish folk music, they are equally at ease experimenting with new forms and nd inspiration genres such as Baroque, Swedish and Celtic folk music, jazz and tango. » Läs mer

Marie Bergman

”Den mänskliga faktorn” (”The Human Factor”) is the title of Marie’s new album; a collection of eleven songs spanning four decades, and chosen from the 12 albums Marie has released, with the addition of two newly written pieces. The album was released in Sweden May 28. » Läs mer

Miriam Aïda

Miriam Aïda – one of Sweden’s most popular singers with an international career has performed in Japan, UK, Brazil, France, Spain, USA, Turkey, Russia, Italy, Germany and of course all around Sweden and Scandinavia, both as a solo artist as well as with Italian DJ/producer Nicola Conte and the band A Bossa Elétrica. After her time exploring the music traditions of Brazil and her success with the albums Meu Brasil and Letras ao Brasil she has been spotted in several national TV shows. Miriam´s extensive talent travels through a number of musical landscapes and since her album-debut in 2002 she has released 7 albums as a leader. » Läs mer

Oddjob

For soon to be two decades, Oddjob has been one of the leading jazz groups in Sweden, with several Grammy nominations and Grammy awards to their name. On their newest studio album, entitled "Folk", they explore Swedish folk music and uses samplings and recordings from the 50’s to create new jazz quite unlike anything ever done before. The record has been made in collaboration with "Svenskt Visarkiv" (The swedish song archive) and let's the typically "Oddjobian" sound of playful yet serious jazz intertwine with "kaiaking" (traditional singing technique) and key harps. The album was released in October 2015 and awarded a Swedish Grammy for Best Jazz of the Year. » Läs mer

ODE

In the dream team contemporary Nordic folk trio ODE, the traditional Swedish instrument nyckelharpa (”key fiddle”) meets the world, in music that opens hearts and stops time. ODE’s repertoire is all newly composed by the band members, based on Swedish trad and bursting with rhythmical influences from Sweden, West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. » Läs mer

Oscar Danielson

This fall, Oscar Danielson is back with an album full of love songs . The new album , with the working title " Det där som känns som sorg, det är nåt annat” (“That seems like grief, it 's something else "), is produced by Ola Gustafsson (Lars Winnerbäck , Melissa Horn) and will be released on the 10th of September 2014. » Läs mer

Ramy Essam

VOICE OF A NEW GENERATION In 2011 Ramy Essam exploded into international fame as the real voice of the Egyptian revolution. His songs spread like wildfire among the demonstrators, and during the height of the uprising Ramy performed in front of millions of people in the Tahrir Square. The songs became the soundtrack of a whole generation of young Egyptians ́ struggle for a better future. His song ”Irhal”, in which he ́s demanding the resignation of Mubarak, is referred to as the real anthem of the revolution. Time Out Magazine later selected Irhal as the third most world- changing song of all time (with John Lennon ́s ”Imagine” #5 on the list). But fame came with a heavy price with brutal torture and arrests meant to silence Ramy. Still, he came out even stronger and more determined to speak out against the oppression. ”In the revolution I was born again. The struggle became the purpose of my life.” » Läs mer

Rigmor Gustafsson

The UK’s Guardian newspaper has called Rigmor Gustafsson “penetratingly delicate, and subtle,” and she continues to establish herself as one of the leading jazz vocalists in Scandinavia. » Läs mer

Rigmor Gustafsson och Mattias von Wachenfeldt

Jazz singer Rigmor Gustafsson meets the guitarist Mattias von Wachenfeldt, to present a personal selection songs with unique arrangements for classical guitar. » Läs mer

Räfven

2003 marks the year that Räfven came to be. After 14 years together, and hundreds of wild concerts, they have come to be known as one of Sweden's most irresistible live bands. During the recent years their unrestrained folk punk has gained the attention of an international audience and made great success both at the legendary Glastonbury Festival and at the Fuji Rock Rock Festival in Japan where they were voted ”Best act” in 2009 by Tower Records, the biggest record store in the country. Räfvens' musical expression travels freely between time, culture, tradition and continents, truly showing that their music has no borders. » Läs mer

Sallyswag

Sallyswag is a vibrant live act and powerful music collective. With flash solos, heavy grooves and a feminist message, the band represents a unique act, unparalleled on the music scene: nine musicians with roots in Dancehall, R & B/Hip-Hop, Pop/Jazz, Balkan and Oriental as well as Afro-beat and Swedish folk music. » Läs mer

Skenet

Skenet is a band of four young and fearless Swedes who grew up together in the vibrant Nordic folk-music scene that provides the roots of their sound. As kids playing the violin together, they became fast friends while exploring the language of music. Today, the collaboration - like their friendship - continues to grow. » Läs mer

Sofie Livebrant

Sofie Livebrant’s forth album Lighthouse Stories will be released June 10th 2015. It is a collection of songs where Livebrant has set music to text fragments from Jeanette Winterson's novel Lighthousekeeping. Livebrant calls herself a “songcatcher”- a person who finds songs in the words of others – she is well known as a composer of some of the Swedish singer Sofia Karlsson's most beloved Dan Andersson songs and for her setting of music to the words of poets Karin Boye and Emily Dickinson. » Läs mer

Staffan Hellstrand

Staffan Hellstrand has over the years become one of Sweden's most interesting live performers and he mesmerizes his audience wherever he performs. Multiple Grammy Award-winning and with fourteen solo albums behind him, this headstrong Swedish artist has a wide repertoire to choose from. With songs like 'Bilder av dig', 'Hela vägen hem', 'Fanfar' and not least the monster hit 'Lilla fågel blå', he will always have a place in the Swedish pop and rock history. » Läs mer

Tarabband

Arabic Music From Sweden Nominated and awarded as 2014's "Tradition bearer" and "Best crossover" at the Swedish World Music Awards. » Läs mer

Theresa Andersson

Theresa Andersson moved from Sweden to New Orleans at the age of 18 for one reason: love. Her love for the city and its sound prevailed long after the initial love relation came to an end and Theresa is now a well-known artist in her home town. She has played with New Orleans’ legends such as Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, The Meters and Betty Harris. She has also performed together with Stevie Wonder in front of 40 000 people. » Läs mer

TRAD.ATTACK!

Estonian folk power-trio Trad.Attack! take traditional songs – sometimes starting with scratchy recordings of long vanished village voices – and build pulsating rhythmic structures, creating an impressively big sound from acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and an array of flutes, bagpipes and jew’s harps. » Läs mer

Vera Nord

On April 4th, 2014 Vera Nord released her first single, the autobiographical 'Dyslexi är bajs' (eng. Dyslexia is poo). The same morning, after having been an artist for about 20 minutes she was a guest in the national channel TV4's morning show. The clip, which is one of TV4's most shared on Facebook, took the audience by storm. » Läs mer

Vindla String Quartet

Vindla String Quartet consists of four Malmö-based musicians. Vindla perform concerts with classical masterpieces by composers such as Schubert or Ravel, but are also highly capable of playing music of other genres, such as pop, jazz and folk music. » Läs mer

Världens Band

Världens Band was first brought together in early autumn 2012 by the Swedish Folk Act Kolonien as an experiment to create a new big band of folk music with people from different cultural and economic backgrounds – a group seemingly impossible to fit together and a board set for possible conflict with religious and political differences. » Läs mer