Skandinieki is a Latvian folk collective of singers and instrumentalists (a total of 23 on one of their recent recordings) that was formed in 1976 in Riga, Latvia. The core of Skandinieki is the Stalts family: Dāvis, Helmi, Julgī, Marga and Ričards Stalts. Of note is that the Stalts are of Liv descent.Though their numbers have fallen through the years, the Livs are still alive and well in Latvia. Part of Skandinieki’s repertoire is in the nearly extinct Livonian language. Most of the songs are sung a capella, but there is occasional musical accompaniment.