Start with a hootenanny, an old country word for a folk-music party. Add one part pickled herring, one part salt licorice, and a dash of good strong coffee. Pour over ice, shake well, and you’ve got Hütenänny — served up for your listening pleasure.

Hütenänny was formed in 2007 by a group of friends that play regularly in the Northern Roots Session in Northfield, Minnesota. Always looking to the North for their inspiration, Hütenänny primarily plays old-time dance music from the Nordic countries, but might also throw in a tune from the British Isles, the Shetlands, Canada or the American Midwest. A typical Hütenänny set includes waltzes, polkas, schottisches, hambos, polskas, and marches. Since several of our members are also singers, you might hear a folk song or sea shanty thrown in for good measure!

Listen to Hütenänny on YouTube!

Contact us at hutenanny <AT> northernroots . org