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About THE NYCKELHARPA

Nyckelharpa simply translates at Keyed-Fiddle. It is a fiddle that has keys. These keys push tangents that act as frets, each key pushing one tangent against a string to fret it and change the pitch of the note. Since at least the 1700s the nyckelharpa has had sympathetic resonating strings. These are not directly bowed, but are allowed to ring free by themselves, which increases the volume and adds resonance to the bowed melody strings and gives it an other worldly sound. It is said that all nyckelharpa players are embued with magical properties.

There is a growing community of nyckelharpa players throughout the whole world and through the whole year. Check out the list to see if and when there is a course near you! (If you run a course get in touch to be added to the list!)

By Date | By Location

2020 Dates

Austria
27th - 29th March
Nyckelharpa Tanzt, all levels**

Belgium
30th April - 3rd May
Stageweekend, all levels**

England, UK
10th - 12th January
Benslow Music, beginner*

8th February
Morpeth Beginners Workshop, beginner*

9th February
Morpeth Day Workshop, intermediate

23rd - 27th March
Halsway Manor, advanced players

15th - 17th May
UK - Halsway Manor, beginner* and intermediates

18th - 20th September
UK - Halsway Manor, full festival weekend, all levels

Germany
24th - 26th April
Nyckelharpa Wochenende, all levels**

8th - 11th October
Burg Fürsteneck, International Days of Nyckelharpa, all levels**

European Nyckelharpa Training - Germany, Italy

Italy
European Nyckelharpa Training - Germany, Italy

Scotland, UK
18th April
Falkirk Beginners Workshop, beginner*

Sweden
22nd - 26th June
Sweden - Låtkursen på Ekebyholm, all levels

?? June
Sweden - Sommarkurs i Nyckelharpa, all levels

17th - 21st August
Laxön Folk Music Course, all levels**

25th - 28th August
Sweden - Kringelfolk, Södertälje, all levels**

Eric Sahlström Institute - Sweden
Distance Course and one year full time course


* instruments provided for beginners
** instruments can be rented for beginners

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