I am swedish folk singer. I know about a 1000 swedish traditional songs. I've got news for all you racists commenting here: Swedish folk music is a result of merging a number of imported styles of music. The most important being "polska" from middleage Poland. In those days gypsies were the court musicians in most of Europe and many of the most popular swedish folk songs are actually gypsy in origin such as Vårvindar friska. Futhermore, the mideival ballad has its origin in arab spain (the moors) the instruments used in Swedish folk such as lutes, bagpipes, fiddles and keyed fiddles all have their origin in the orient. So dont give me that shit about pure swedish culture because there is no such thing. Merging cultures can be a beautiful and enriching thing if we allow it to be.