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Sveriges Spelmäns Riksförbund, SSR, is Sweden’s largest folk and traditional music organisation with about 6,000 members organized in 23 regional federations across the country. We represent the traditional music movement in Sweden on a national and international level..

SSR collaborate with other organisations and institutions in a variety of areas. We are in touch with central government authorities as well as the education of folk musicians, research on European folk music or the interaction between folk dance and music in Sweden. Regular co-operation also takes place with our sister organisations in the other Nordic countries..

In cooperation with the insurance company Folksam, we offer all members the opportunity to subscribe to a highly beneficial musical instrument insurance..

As a member, you get our magazine ”Spelmannen” four times a year. In it you’ll find reports, debates and a calendar containing what’s happening on the folk music scene in Sweden, with an outlook on our neighbouring countries. The magazine also reviews many of the new traditional music recordings that are released each year..

To support the interest in traditional music which is growing amongst the younger generations, we are co-organisers with, and provide financial support for workshops and music camps for young people throughout the country. We’ve also participated in a number of Nordic cooperative projects and arranged workshops and youth camps in the Nordic countries..

Our regional organisations engage in the regional activities of our members, for example in the form of music evenings, meetings, jams, smaller festivals and the likes.