Welcome to the ASI Spelmanslag!


The ASI Spelmanslag is the fiddling group of the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We play the traditional folk music of Sweden, primarily from the region of Dalarna. Our repertoire includes traditional dance tunes such as waltzes, schottisches, and polskas.

New members are always welcome, from age 15 on up, at all skill levels of violin playing. We practice Thursday evenings, September through May, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (see schedule below) at the American Swedish Institute (map). All you need is a desire to learn and share this wonderful folk music with others. Come join us!

Practice Schedules have changed:

January rehearsal has been re-scheduled for Thursday, January 31st, 7:30-9:30 in Paulson Hall.

Also rehearsal in February has changed from the 14th to Thursday the 21st, 7:30-9:30 in Paulson Hall.

Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17, 2019: Midwinter Festival (more details coming soon)

For additional information, contact Suzanne Walters at (651) 633-1607 or swedishsuzie@gmail.com.

Calling all youth fiddlers! We have an opportunity for youth ages 8-18 to come and learn some tunes and play in an upcoming concert.

We have rehearsals on the following days:

Sundays, January 20, 27 from 1:00-2:30pm Classroom A, at the American Swedish Institute

Sunday, February 3  from 1:00-2:30pm Classroom A, at the American Swedish Institute

Sunday, February 10 from 1:00-2:30pm Classroom B, at the American Swedish Institute

Workshop on Saturday, February 16th 10:00am-12:30pm with guest fiddlers Daniel Dahlin and Frances Olson

Performance on Sunday, February 16th 2:00pm in collaboration with the adult spelmanslag


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