Spælimenninir (“the folk musicians”) is a lively group of six musicians that play traditional and contemporary folk music from Scandinavia on fiddle, recorder, piano, guitar, mandolin, acoustic bass and vocals. Having played together for over 40 years, the line-up includes Faroese, Americans and Danish musicians. This international collaboration has resulted in a varied repertoire, which reflects each member’s heritage and illustrates the links between the music traditions of the Scandinavian countries and the United States.
Spælimenninir’s wide range of material, skilled musicianship and jovial stage presence always combine to create an entertaining and informative evening. Spælimenninir has toured widely in Denmark, Sweden, Orkney, Shetland, Scotland, France, Finland, Canada and the United States playing at folk festivals, dances, clubs, and concerts and conducting educational programs in schools and universities.