Norrbottens spelmansförbund



Tel:+46 (0)70-3167017

Regional branch of Sveriges Spelmäns Riksförbund (SSR) - (Sweden's National Folk Musicians' Association) with collections of local folk music.

Norrbottens spelmansförbund is a non-profit association which, among other things, is tasked with finding and making available traditional music that has been played in Norrbotten. As part of this work, a number of tune books have been produced in recent years, as can be seen on the website. Thus, we do not have a regular archive, but a fairly extensive collection of tunes that have been played in Norrbotten.

Web Resources

We do not have a dedicated web page at the moment, but songbooks can be ordered on request.
We have also expressed an interest in participating in the project "ICH North - Passing on our cultural traditions", which is intended to lead to a "northern cooperative network for the intangible cultural heritage of folk music". The project's leading partner is Centria University of Applied Sciences and ther partners include  Finsk folkmusikinstitut and the Arctic University of Norway, as well as Framnäs Folkhögskola, Norrbottens spelmansförbund and Sámi Music Academy.


Instrumental Folk Music
Vocal Folk Music

Geographic Provenances

Northern Norrland

Types of Archival Material

Audio Recordings
Printed Sheet Music
Printed Texts