Adult Programs and Ensembles


Solo Programs


"Songs by Heart"

Ideal for senior groups, this program includes stories and songs learned from Ross's grandparents, along with new and favorite sing-a-long numbers. Ross accompanies himself on guitar, accordion, and a variety of rhythm instruments.

"Scandinavian Songs and Tunes"

 A selection of songs from Ross's Swedish heritage, as well as from Norway, Finland, and Denmark, accompanied on guitar and accordion. If you're interested in more information on Scandinavian traditions, visit my Swedish Song Games website.



Ross Sutter Scandinavian ChristmasScandinavian Christmas Show

When Ross is joined by Cheryl Paschke (nyckelharps and fiddle), Marya Hart (piano), the Twin Cities Hardingfele Lag (Norwegian Hardingfele), Carol Sersland ((Norwegian Dance), Char and Bruce Bostrum, (fiddle and dance), and Art Bornjeld (fiddle), Scandinavian music and song fill the air. This program is a delightful blend of traditional and fun seasonal music, dances, games and stories for all ages. Groups are also available for Swedish Midsummer celebrations - see my Swedish Song Games website for more information.



Ross & MacKenzie & Northern Gael

Northern Gael

Ross Sutter and Laura MacKenzie present concerts and family programs of Scottish and Irish music featuring two outstanding voices accompanied by guitar, wooden flutes, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, whistles and bodhran. When joined by fiddler and dancer Danielle Enblom, they become Northern Gael, a powerhouse of Irish and Scottish music.



The Sutter Brothers

The Sutter Brothers at Nisswa

When Ross teams up with his brother, award-winning author and poet Barton Sutter, they become The Sutter Brothers. Their thoroughly entertaining blend of music, stories, songs, poetry, and lots of laughter is inspired by their small town roots and Scandinavian heritage. Program choices include North Country Characters, Greet the Folks at Home, and more.