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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The Bart Brashers Memorial Loaner Program

We’re still hard at work setting up the Bart Brashers Memorial Loaner Program, but we’re getting closer all the time! If you would be interested, keep your eyes on this space! There will be an application form, you will need to choose a teacher in order to apply, and if accepted you will need to become an ANA member. Learn about membership here!

Find a Nyckelharpa Teacher

We are currently compiling a list of ANA members who teach, either in person or online. You can find them HERE. If you are a current ANA member and teach, but are not on the list, please contact us!

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Bart Brashers: 1965-2021

With great sadness we share with you that Bart Brashers, co-founder of the ANA and brilliant musician, has passed away. We have collected many of his own tunes.
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