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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

2023Lena Jonsson Trio winner of Artist of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2021Lena Jonsson Trio wins a Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Stories from the Outside
2021Stories from the Outside wins the Manifest prize
2020Stories from the Outside named Album of the Year by Lira Musikmagasin
2019Bolläs kommuns kulturpris
2019Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Places
2018SKAP’s Folk Musik Price for 2018
2016Nominated Cross-over Project of the Year at Folk and World Music Awards for duo with Brittany Haas
2014Klingande Klenoder nominated Album of the Year at the Folk and worldmusic awards
2013Landstinget Gävleborgs culture scholarship
2011The Jernbergs scholarship
2010Bollnäs kommun’s culture scholarship
2010Bror Hjort Stipendiet
2010Nominated Newcomer of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2009Represented Sweden in the Nordic Championship in Traditional music
2009Pekkos-Gustafs hederspris

Tour dates


February 2 Lena Jonsson Trio Göteborg Porter Pelle
February 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Fredrikshavn (DK) Maskinhallen
April 5 Lena Jonsson Trio Gävle Gävle konserthus
April 20 Lena Jonsson Trio Arboga Nicolai Kulturhus
April 27–30 Lena Jonsson Trio Shetland Shetland Folk Festival
May 2 Lena Jonsson Trio Glasgow (UK) Websters Theatre
May 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Thropton (UK) The Old Church, Coquetdale Music Trust
May 5 Lena Jonsson Trio London (UK) Aces & Eights
May 7 Lena Jonsson Solo London (UK) Dulwich Folk
May 19 Lena Jonsson Trio Vallsta Gästgivars
May 20 Lena Jonsson Trio Kallmyr Musik i Kallmyr
May 27 Lena Jonsson Trio w/ Väsen! Uppsala Reginateatern
June 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Rimbo Rimbostämman
June 9 Lena Jonsson Trio Ransäter Ransäterstämman
June 11 Lena Jonsson Trio Hammarö
July 7–8 Lena Jonsson Trio Rudolstadt (DE) Rudolstadt-Festival
July 20 Lena Jonsson Trio Lunz am see (AT) Wellenklänge Festival
July 27 Lena Jonsson w/ Johanna Juhola Pontedera (IT) Musicastrada festival
August 3 Lena Jonsson Trio Brännkyrka
August 4 Lena Jonsson Trio Montelago (IT) Montelago Celtic Music Festival
August 7 Lena Jonsson Trio Uppsala Gula Villan
August 9 Lena Jonsson w/ Robin Cochrane Stockholm Etnografiska museet
August 18 Lena Jonsson w/ Johanna Juhola Dublin (IR)
August 20 Folk All-In Band Stockholm Kungsträdgården
August 27 Lena Jonsson w/ Martin Coudroy (UK) Kinnersley Castle
August 20 Lena Jonsson w/ Martin Coudroy London (UK) The Harrison
September 20 Lena Jonsson solo Cambridge, MA (US) clubpassim
September 21 Lena Jonsson solo New York (US) Private event
September 22 Lena Jonsson solo Northampton, MA (US) parlorroommusic
September 23 Lena Jonsson solo Hiram, ME (US) appleacresfarm
September 24 Lena Jonsson solo Killingworth, CT (US) Tunes and Trails
September 25 Lena Jonsson solo New York City (US) house concert, tickets
September 26 Lena Jonsson solo DC (US) house concert/dance


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