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In the new generation of contemporary folk music, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia’s most influential fiddlers. Lena’s style is unique in combining her deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Her inspired style earned her Swedish Grammy nominations both for her premier album “Places” (2019) and the follow-up ”Stories from the Outside” (2021), and performances for Barack Obama as well as Greta Thunberg. Effortlessly integrating virtousity and rockstar charisma, her music is joyous, sparking life and connection in every performance. Lena Jonsson is an artist you won’t want to miss and can’t forget.


  • Stories from the Outside
    Lena Jonsson Trio

    Stories from the Outside

    Hedgehog Music, 2020
    Lena Jonsson


    Playing with Music, 2018
  • morsning
  • Sur le chemin
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Sur le Chemin

    Compagnie Takatom, 2017
  • Snowy Side of the Mountain
    The Goodbye Girls

    Snowy Side of the Mountain

  • Allting Rullar

    Allting Rullar

    Subliminal Sounds, 2015
  • Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas
    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Playing with Music, 2015
  • Klingande klenoder

    Klingande Klenoder

    Holmen Music, 2013
  • Funambules
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy


    Bemol Productions, 2011 (DVD)
  • Vind
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy


    Bemol productions, 2011
  • Vågg
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy


    Bemol productions, 2009

Awards and Scholarships

2009Pekkos-Gustafs hederspris
2009Represented Sweden in the Nordic Championship in Traditional music
2010Nominated Newcomer of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2010Bror Hjort Stipendiet
2010Bollnäs kommun’s culture scholarship
2011The Jernbergs scholarship
2013Landstinget Gävleborgs culture scholarship
2014Klingande Klenoder nominated Album of the Year at the Folk and worldmusic awards
2016Nominated Cross-over Project of the Year at Folk and World Music Awards for duo with Brittany Haas
2018SKAP’s Folk Musik Price for 2018
2019Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Places
2019Bolläs kommuns kulturpris
2020Stories from the Outside named Album of the Year by Lira Musikmagasin
2021Stories from the Outside wins the Manifest prize
2021Lena Jonsson Trio wins a Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Stories from the Outside

Tour dates


July 6 Lena Jonsson Trio Stockholm Allsång på Skansen
July 23 Lena Jonsson Trio Korrö Korrö folkmusikfestival
July 24 Lena Jonsson Trio Korrö Korrö folkmusikfestival
September 17 Lena Jonsson Trio Bollnäs Kulturhuset
September 18 Lena Jonsson Trio Karlstad Kroppkärrs hembygdsgille
September 19 Lena Jonsson Trio Årjäng Sillbodals kyrka
September 24 Lena Jonsson Trio Falun Kulturhuset tio14
September 25 Lena Jonsson Trio Uppsala Bror Hjorths hus
October 21 Lena Jonsson Trio Malmö Victoriateatern
October 22 Lena Jonsson Trio Skurup Skurups folkhögskola
October 23 Lena Jonsson Trio Norrahammar Private concert, email us for tickets
October 24 Lena Jonsson Trio Osby Osby kyrka
October 25 Lena Jonsson Trio Hässleholm Hässleholms kulturhus
November 5–6 Lena Jonsson Internet Concert at Fiddle Hell (MA, USA)
November 13 Lena Jonsson Trio Falun Folkmusiknatta
November 14 Lena Jonsson Trio Gävle Sjömanskyrkan
November 19 Lena Jonsson Trio Stockholm Stallet (Kista världsmusikfestival)
November 20 Lena Jonsson solo Sandviken Ovansjöfesten
November 20 Lena Jonsson & Arvid Svenungsson Hudiksvall Höglidenkyrkan
December 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Klintehamn Rondo


January 20 Lena Jonsson Trio Göteborg Folk | Folkteatern
January 21 Lena Jonsson Trio Frederikshavn (DK) Det musiske hus
February 4 Lena Jonsson Trio Glasgow (UK) Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Celtic Connections)
February 6 Lena Jonsson Trio Thropton (UK) The Old Church
February 7 Lena Jonsson Trio London (UK) The Green Note
February 8 Lena Jonsson Trio Leicester (UK) The Musician
February 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Norwich (UK) Canberrys
February 10 Lena Jonsson Trio Birmingham (UK) Kitchen Garden Café
February 10 Lena Jonsson Trio Belsele (BE) Muziekclub ’t Ey
February 24 Lena Jonsson Trio Oslo (NO) Riksscenen
February 25 Lena Jonsson Trio Järvsö Folk på torsdag, Järvsö kyrka
February 26 Lena Jonsson Trio Umeå Idun, Ume Folk


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Stories from the Outside (2020)

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Tänk vilken gåva att få leva i en tid med så remarkabelt skickliga, egensinniga och uppfinningsrika spelmän som Lena Jonsson.

— Lira musikmagasin #2 2020 Read more

Reviews of ”PLACES”

What a delight this CD is. ... Lena and her co-musicians on this CD ... make up a closely knitted trio and the addition of at least 11 superb supporting musicians ... make this one of the best crafted ‘new traditions’ compilations I’ve heard for a long time.

— The Living Tradition, June/July 2018 Read more

Within ten seconds of playing the first track on this album, I found myself whisked away to another place. ... I love the balance between virtuosity and musicality on this album. Jonsson can play, there is no doubt about that, but she never attempts to outshine the tune itself or the players around her.

— Folk Radio 16 April, 2018 Read more

If you are already a fan of Lena Jonsson, you will be expecting an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional fiddle, American oldtime and Swedish dance music, folk rock and rockabilly funk: so this album won’t hold many surprises. If you are new to Jonsson’s music, welcome to a world of fine fiddling from both sides of the Atlantic.

— FolkWorld #65 Read more

Som fiolist är Lena Jonsson svårslagen. Hon svingar stråken som ett trollspö.

— Lira musikmagasin Read more

Lena Jonsson har en skön öppenhet i kompositionerna och en tilltalande lekfullhet i sitt sätt att spela. ... Hon låter melodin tala till lyssnaren utan att försöka tränga sig på. Hon säger här är jag, så här spelar jag, lyssna om du vill. Och man vill. Och vill en gång till. Och en till...

— Dala-demokraten 2018-05-02 Read more