The World Nyckelharpa Day Zoom Cafe

This year we are introducing Zoom to the World Nyckelharpa Day. The idea is to have a space that nyckelharpa players around the world can come and meet each other for a chat and a tune. We have different planned events throughout the day. We kick off with the Global Tune and then have workshops by Vicki Swan, Alyssa Rodriguez, Kirsty Money and Regina Kunkel. Then we have the American Nyckelharpa Association Zoom Jam and a concert given by Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer.

There will be different Zoom rooms open, so you can choose to chat, play some tunes or take part in the planned events. The day starts with the Tokyo Scandi Zoom Session, but they have their own link. The American Nyckelharpa Association Zoom Jam this year will be in the WND Zoom Cafe, so you can either get the link from them or from here.

Entry to the Zoom: The link will be sent by donation. This donation can be as little as £1 and gets you the link. The donation should help prevent Zoom bombers and goes towards the upkeep of the website and for the Zoom cost.

The Zoom Cafe Opens at 11:30am UK time

The Global Brudmarsch efter Jonas Johansson

Preparations start at 11. This will be in Zoom and also Live-streamed to YouTube. This will be followed by a Play-along session with tunes from the Halsway Top 40 PDF.

Workshop 1 – 1pm UK time

Alyssa Rodriguez a.k.a “The Fiddle Witch” plays traditional and original Nordic folk music on the Swedish nyckelharpa. In 2020, she was awarded a prestigious U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to study and research Nordic Folk Music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. She has studied the Swedish nyckelharpa with many riksspelman (world renowned nyckelharpa players) and is studying nyckeharpa at the year-long folk music course at the Eric Sahlström Institute 2023-2024. She has headlined multiple Scandinavian festivals and released two EPs of original and traditional music.

Donations to Alyssa: OR Venmo: @Alyssa-Rodriguez-007