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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Nils’ Folk Music Event Calendar

Nils Liberg, the webmaster for the Swedish Nyckelharpa Association, has constructed a folk music event calendar integrated with Google Maps.  Zoom in to view a smaller map region with calendar events for just that region.  Nils asks that people using the site double-check dates and geographical positions against other sources because this calendar is user generated and mistakes cannot be ruled out.  Visitors to the page may add new events and, Nils encourages american nyckelharpa players to do so.  He adds that he’d be happy to assist if there are any questions.  The event calendar can be found at:

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Use PayPal to pay for your ANA membership

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 »