Workshops & Activities

Swedish Folk Song with Åkervinda

Part of Chorus

Join singers from a cappella group, Åkervinda, to learn their original and modern interpretations of traditional folksongs of Sweden.

In this four-hour workshop for Chorus, explore your voices and learn Åkervinda’s unique take on folk songs. Open to all, this workshop is for singers of all experiences and is taught by ear.

The group’s name, Åkervinda, is inspired by a Swedish wildflower whose roots spread far and wide like rivers under the ground. Like the flower, gracefully entwining melodies, rock solid groove, and ever-intriguing harmonies take root in your mind. Like the flower, they will be impossible to remove.

Jazz singers at heart, Iris, Lise, Linda and Agnes – the four singers of Åkervinda – share a deep love of folk music. Through improvisation, the group gives new life to traditional folk songs and stories of women throughout the ages.

In 2014 they released their debut album Kära Mor (Dear Mother) and have been touring in Sweden, Denmark, the USA and Canada since.

The workshop ends with a pop-up performance on Riverside Terrace.

Part of Nordic Matters


Dates & times

1 Jul 2017
Approximate run time: 240 mins


St Paul's Roof Pavilion, Level 6, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)


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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 18+

There are limited free bursary places available for workshops across Chorus. For more information on criteria and to apply, email

before & after

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