The Swedish Nyckelharpa
The nyckelharpa is the most ethereal of instruments, nearly lost to the world but kept safe in a small region of Sweden. This wonderful instrument is now coming to a town near you!
The UK nyckelharpa project's aim is to take nyckelharpas around the country and conduct workshops introducing as many people to this wonderful instrument as possible. If you've seen a nyckelharpa and would like a go, these workshops are for you. Workshops are kept to small numbers and instruments are provided. Read the article - Nyckelharpa-Esta from the European String Teachers Association Magazine.
In the tab above you'll find NH4aD - this is short for Nyckalharpa Four a Day. This is Vicki's teaching materials to help beginners with no local teacher as they start on their nyckelharpa journey. Go and take a look! It's always under development as good teaching materials should always evolve and change to the needs of the student.
Cancelled due to Covid
23-27.03.20 - Halsway Manor More Advanced players four day course
18.04.20 - Beginners workshop somewhere near Falkirk (limited to 8 participants)
15-17.05.20 - Halsway Manor Beginners and Less Confident players weekend
18-20.09.20 - Halsway Manor Full Nyckelharpa Festival Weekend
08-11.10.20 - International Days of Nyckelharpa, Burg Fürsteneck, Germany (the course is running, but stripped down and Vicki won't be there)
CURRENTLY STILL ON
26-28.03.21 - Benslow - Swedish Folk Tunes for Nyckelharpa and Fiddle
03-07.05.21 - Halsway Manor More Advanced players week day course
07-09.05.21 - Halsway Manor Spring Weekend
17-19.09.21 - Halsway Manor Full Nyckelharpa Festival Weekend
Have a Go Lessons: Lessons are available any time in Essex or via
Check the map to see when we are near you to book a 'have a go' lesson.
Nyckelharpa for rent: