Discovering Sweedish Folk Music

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Discover Swedish Folk Music is a blog dedicated to, you guessed it, Swedish Folk Music! Here you can find album reviews, artist interviews, and general information about this unique and beautiful genre of music.


Sweedish Folk Music has a long and storied history, dating back to the early Middle Ages. Swedish Folk Music is typically characterized by its use of traditional instruments, such as the fiddle, nyckelharpa, and accordion, as well as its focus on storytelling and lyrical content. While Folk Music is often associated with rural communities and the countryside, in recent years it has gained popularity in urban areas as well.

There are a variety of ways to discover Swedish Folk Music. One of the best ways is to attend a live concert or event. Many Swedish Folk musicians tour internationally, so there may be opportunities to see them perform in your area. You can also check out online streaming services or purchase CDs or digital downloads of Swedisch Folk Music. If you’re interested in learning more about the history and culture of Sweden, studying Swedish Folk Music is a great way to do so!

What is Swedish Folk Music?

Swedish folk music is the music of the people of Sweden. It has been influenced by Swedish culture and traditions, as well as music from other countries. Swedish folk music includes a wide variety of genres, including traditional folk music, ballads, polskas, and more modern styles such as rock and pop.

Swedish folk music is typically performed with a variety of instruments, including the fiddle, accordion, mandola, guitar, and nyckelharpa (a traditional Swedish instrument). In recent years, Swedish folk music has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity, both in Sweden and internationally. If you’re interested in discovering more about this fascinating genre of music, read on for a brief introduction to Swedish folk music.

Where to find Swedish Folk Music

There are many ways to find Swedish folk music. You can attend a live music event, go to a music festival, or purchase CDs from a variety of retailers. You can also find Swedish folk music online, through streaming services or digital downloads.

If you want to attend a live music event, there are often Swedish folk bands playing at local clubs and bars. You can also check out major music festivals that feature Swedish artists. If you’re interested in purchasing CDs, you can find them at online retailers or at physical stores that sell imported music.

You can also find Swedish folk music online, through streaming services or digital downloads. There are many websites that specialize in streaming Swedish folk music, and you can often find free MP3 downloads as well.

Listening to Swedish Folk Music

Sweden has a thriving folk music scene, and you can find many great recordings of Swedish folk music to listen to. There are a few different types of Swedish folk music, each with its own distinct sound.

The first type of Swedish folk music is called polska. Polska is a fast-paced, lively music that is often played on the fiddle. Polska originated in the rural areas of Sweden, and it is still popular in rural areas today.

The second type of Swedish folk music is called spelmansmusik. This type of music is slower and more lyrical than polska. Spelmansmusik often features the nyckelharpa (a traditional Swedish stringed instrument) and was traditionally played by professional musicians called spelmans.

The third type of Swedish folk music is called dansband music. This type of music originated in the 1940s and 1950s, and it is still popular today. Dansband music is usually played by large bands with brass instruments and electric guitars. The lyrics are often about love, dancing, and drinking.

If you’re interested in listening to Swedish folk music, there are many great recordings available online and in record stores. You can also check out online radio stations that play Swedish folk music, or go to live concerts if you’re lucky enough to be in Sweden!


In conclusion, Swedish folk music is varied, catchy, and definitely worth exploring if you’re a fan of traditional music from other countries. Whether you want to find new tunes to add to your collection or just want to enjoy some toe-tapping beats, you can’t go wrong with Sweden’s contributions to the world of folk music.

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