Adult Programs and Ensembles

Solo Programs

Songs by Heart

Ideal for libraries or 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. Ideal for cultural organizations or festivals. If you're interested in more information on Scandinavian traditions, visit my Swedish Song Games website.

A Scandinavian Midsummer

Celebrate the summer solstice the Nordic way. Ross will instruct participants in the creation of a midsummer pole and the traditional games, songs, and traditions that are such a vibrant part of Scandinavian culture. If you're interested in learning more about the Swedish song game tradition, visit the website



 Ross Sutter and Art Bjorngjeld










Two masters of Scandinavian music join to transport an audience from church hall to music hall, with lively tunes and songs on accordion, guitar, and banjo. The concert includes music from Sweden and Norway with a wide variety of selections, as well as history, jokes and stories. 

 The Sutter Brothers

The Sutter Brothers at Nisswa

Bart and Ross Sutter have established individual reputations as a musician and a writer, but when they perform as a pair their work has the kind of counterpoint and easy intimacy unique to sibling acts. Read more

A Scandinavian Christmas


This program is a delightful blend of traditional and fun seasonal music, dances, games and stories for all ages, ideal for churches, community centers, or cultural organizations. Ross Sutter is joined by a variety of musicians, storytellers, and dancers, depending on budget and program needs. Groups are also available for Swedish Midsummer celebrations. See the Swedish Song Games website for more information. 

Ross & MacKenzie

Ross Sutter and Laura MacKenzie

Ross and Laura MacKenzie present concerts and family programs of Scottish and Irish Music. Ross & MacKenzie's community and school programs can include Irish or Scottish dancers and the teaching of Irish, Scottish and English song games. Their family programs, kids shows, and workshops can be offered in conjunction with concert appearances.

Ross and Laura have released a duo album, "Ye Banks and Braes ~ Songs and Music of Robert Burns," featuring two voices with guitar, flutes, pipes, whistles, concertina and bodhran, delivering their selection of favorite songs and song melodies from the works of the beloved Scottish poet Robert Burns