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

Applications are due by May 2nd
Click here to learn how to apply for a 5-month instrument loan!

World Nyckelharpa Day Zoom Jam

Save the date! Sunday, April 28th, 10am – 12pm Pacific time. The ANA will host a jam in the World Nyckelharpa Day Zoom Cafe. More info soon!

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!

January Zoom Jam Success!

Our first quarterly Zoom jam of 2024 had a record number of musicians – 52! April’s jam will be extended to give us more time for playing. Click here for previous jam tunes.

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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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Good things are coming. We are working on a new website, planning activities, and reshaping the future of the ANA. We are happy to be able to share updates with you along the way. (Please note: We are a registered nonprofit corporation in the state of Washington. We are not a 501(c)(3).)