It’s been 18 months since our tour to Sweden, and the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag continues to amaze audiences and entertain dancers on the dance floor. We have had some very... Read more
Adventures in Sweden Part 1
We had a wonderful time on our tour in Sweden! The kids returned home last Thursday, exhausted but very happy. The musicians wrote quite a lot about their experiences, and... Read more
First Day of Travel
I’m sitting in a large charter bus looking out a huge window into scenery that looks so much like home, even though I’m all the way across the world. It’s... Read more
Counting Down The Days...
It is just one week until we leave. On this quiet evening, I am enjoying knowing that the work is done. I think about walking with the kids down to... Read more
My daughter Emili is so very excited to be going to Sweden with Lilla Spelmanslag this summer! I have been so proud of her dedication to this group. She has... Read more
Gearing Up To Travel
Today was a big day for the kids traveling to Sweden. We staged a "pretend" departure, otherwise called a "pack out," For today's activities, all the kids packed their gear... Read more
Performance at Vinterdans
I had a great time performing with the Lilla Spelmanslag at Skandia's Vinterdans last night. After a long day at school it felt great to be on stage and perform! ... Read more
Our Kickstarter funded and we are hot into fundraising still! But, we did have to deal with getting the Kickstarter rewards out, including the hand written thank you notes. What... Read more
Success! And what's next...
Last Sunday was our fourth show in a month, and our second at the Nordic Heritage Museum's Yulefest. It was so exciting to be able to say that our Kickstarter... Read more
Just 12 hours to go!
Our Kickstarter campaign closes in just 12 hours! Thank you all again so much for your continued support - it means so much to us, and especially to the kids. ... Read more
We Made It - Thank You!
We are happy to announce that we have made our Kickstarter goal, as of yesterday evening! Thank you all so muchfor helping us to get there. We still... Read more
On this rainy Tuesday evening, parents of Lilla Spelmanslag musicians are gathered doing business in preparation for the trip. Simultaneously, two of our young members and Assistant Director Emma Anderson... Read more
A note from one of our families
My son Sebastian is one of those wiggly kids that twitch if he feels the label on his shirt or the seam of his socks. He is a boy that... Read more
Great Pancake Breakfast Performance!
The Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag had a fabulous morning this past Sunday playing for the Swedish Cultural Center's Pancake Breakfast. We brought out many of our old favorite tunes, as well... Read more
More words from our young musicians
This post comes from Tony, a 15-year-old guitarist.
I am writing this on behalf of the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag, a group of musicians who have a passion for what they... Read more
Wow, we are very excited to announce a major milestone in our Kickstarter campaign. We are more than 20% funded! This is a huge accomplishment, and we are very greatful... Read more
Why I Want To Go To Sweden (words from a young musician)
Here is a post from Anika, one of the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag's young musicians.
I want to go to Sweden. It's a big dream, I know, but it's not impossible.... Read more
Playing at the Skandia Ball
The Lilla Spelmanslag played for the Skandia Ball this past weekend - what a show! The kids have never sounded better. What a joy it was to look out from... Read more