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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Ekebyholm Summer Course 2023

Registration opens March 1

If you wish to attend the Ekebyholm summer course in Rimbo, Uppland, registration opens March 1st! Attendance fills quickly, so act fast. Click here to learn more and apply.


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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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