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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Save the Date – January Zoom Jam

Quarterly ANA Zoom jams will begin again, starting on Sat, Jan 13, 2024, at 2:00 pm EST. Our first jam will feature three leaders – lydia ievins, Tim Newcomb, and Sonia White. The last part of the jam will be open for anybody who wishes to lead a tune. If you would like to lead a tune at the jam, contact us here.

If you wish to be on our email list to receive news and zoom jam links, please sign up. Note: All members receive news and zoom links, no need for members to fill out the form.  Check out the tunes we played at previous jams.

The Bart Brashers Memorial Loaner Program

Applications open April 1, 2024
Click here to learn how to apply for a 6-month instrument loan!

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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