Line up

  • Emma Härdelin (vocals, violin, flute)
  • Gotte Ringqvist (luteguitar, violin, bowed harp, percussion and Jew)
  • Jens Höglin (drums and percussion )
  • Richard Westman (guitars, Jew's harp, bass and E-bow)
  • Stefan Brisland-Ferner (violin, viola, bowed harp, percussion, Jew's harps)


With roots firmly planted in Nordic folk music, Garmarna creates their own music influenced by the rock tradition they've all grown up with. They ignore the unwritten laws of how folk music should be performed in favour of a no bounds music free of restricting conventions. Music half new - and newly written - and half traditional with ancient instrumentation next to sampled drumloops, suggestive mouth harps, tender violins and distorted guitars. Garmarna's studio work has earned the band critical praise and top selling world music records. So far every album released by Garmarna has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy award. They took home the prize for Guds Speleman. Abroad the band has been profiled by the likes of the FolkRoots, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and Billboard.

Garmarna" Maxi-CD (7 tracks - CD 54 - 1993)
"Vittrad" (CD 87042 - 1994)
"Guds Spelemaen" (CD 87046 - 1996)
"Herr Holger" CD-Single (3 tracks - 42472 - 1996)
"En gang ska han grata" (CD-Single - 2 tracks)
"Vedergaellningen" (CD 87061 - 1999)
"Gamen" (CD-Rom-Single incl. Video for Mac + PC 87069 - 1999)
"Hildegard von Bingen" (CD 87081 - 2001)

"Den Bortsalda"(1994). Filmed by Kim Hansen, edited by Hakan Alamaa and Kim Hansen.
"Vaenner och fraender" (1996). Filmed and edited by Kristofer Loenna.
"Herr Holger" (1996). Filmed and edited by Johannes Runeborg.
"Gamen" (1999). Filmed and edited by Johannes Runeborg.
"Euchari" (1999). Filmed and edited by Johannes Runeborg.