World Nyckelharpa Day is all about nyckelharpa players around the world celebrating this wonderful instrument. So if you have an idea for celebrating - run with it! Get in touch to have your event (online or face-2-face) and we will add it to the list of events on the events page.
Make sure that you use the hashtag
You could also include: #nyckelharpa #moraharpa #kontrabasharpa #silverbasharpa #keyed-fiddle
At 11:00am UTC (Midday London UK) time we would like as many people to play Lille Långdans från Bingsjö as possible. We are going to make this into a big video after the day. So film yourself as you play this and send it in to us, we will edit it together.
CLICK HERE for the instructions!
Because this is a global event and midday UK time isn't great everywhere, there will be s a second opportunity - 3pm PST (5pm Eastern, 11pm UK) Join in one one or even both!! (They are different!)
Make sure you film yourself and put this online with the #worldnyckelharpaday hashtag! (Check out the 2020 Global Björnlåten)
We are going to create a playlist of tunes from around the world. Film youself playing a tune from your country and send it to us to be added to the playlist! Click here to see the list as it unfolds on the 25th!
Last year we made a mosaic 32 video. The plans for that had started before lockdown and by the time it went out, everyone was doing them! This year it's number 57! So Check out the details and get filming! CLICK HERE!
Taking part can be as simple as making a video of yourself an uploading it to Youtube. You can submit your video to us and we'll add it to the official youtube channel (coming soon) or upload to yours, tag it and let us know where it is and we'll add it to a playlist.
We will be active on Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Make sure you follow us!
We've heard stories that in the past that to give a certain tune credence it was said to have been written by Byss-Calle. This year we are making a Playlist of tunes written in the style of Byss-Calle. We'll give them a fake BC number. (This is just a bit of fun!) To qualify it must be in the style of a Byss-Calle piece and playable against a drone string (it doesn't matter which! D string, or C string. Extra points for playability on a kontrabasharpa!)