What is a nyckelharpa?

The nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish instrument that has been played, in one form or another as it evolved, for more than 600 years. At least four different versions of the nyckelharpa are still played today, an uncommon situation for most folk instruments.

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New Old Music

Interested in finding some new (old) tunes?  Check out new links provided by member Nils Liberg on the Links > Written Music Resources page.  Or click <here> for The folkmusic commission’s musical score collection and the music museum’s player tunebooks and <here> for Folkwiki: A growing collection of Swedish Folk Tunes in ABC and MIDI.

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Shred those checks and save your postage stamps! You can now pay for your membership using Paypal. The American Nyckelharpa Association is not just for Americans – folks in Sweden, Canada, Australia, England, and even Japan are members. Learn More »