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.

Nyckelharpa History | Photos | Videos

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The Bart Brashers Memorial Loaner Program

Learn how to apply for a 5-month instrument loan!

Applications for May are now closed; applicants will hear back around May 16th
Applications for the next term open October 1, 2024

Quarterly ANA Zoom Jam

We host regular Zoom jams featuring common nyckelharpa tunes. All instruments are welcome! We will post information about the next jam on Facebook sometime in August.
See the tunes we’ve played at previous jams

Find a Nyckelharpa Teacher

Click here to see a list of ANA members who teach, either in person or online. If you are a current ANA member and teach, but are not on the list, please contact us!

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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