Nyckelharpa in Film/Games!

Composers are starting to realise that the nyckelharpa rocks! I’m going to make a list of the ones I can find! If you know of something that should be here let me know. To be included you need to send me the link of the film (or TV series) from IMDB.

Film

Stockholm Bloodbath (2024) – You’ll find Vicki Swan playing nyckelharpa, tagelharpa, bowed psaltery and double bass on this epic film

The Winter King (2023) – You’ll find Vicki Swan playing nyckelharpa and tagelharpa on the sound track and also on set in episode 7.

Boudicca (2023) – A German podcast all about the Celtic heroine. Vicki played nyckelharpa and tagelharpa on this production.

Another Day to Live Through (2023) – You’ll find Anna Tam on this sound track.

Vikings: Valhalla (2023) – Series 2 also needed two nyckelharpa players. You’ll find both Kati Rán and Erik Rydvall featuring on the soundtrack.

The Witcher Blood Origin (2022) – This mini-series was too big for one nyckelharpa player, Vicki Swan and Erik Rydvall both worked on this. Vicki taught Sophia Brown how to play the nyckelharpa, supervised on set and recorded with Sophia. If you see a nyckelharpa and hear it being played – that’s Vicki. If you don’t see an instrument, then it’s Erik. The nyckelharpas on set were made by Ian McMaster of Blackdown Harpas.

Kronprinsen som Försvann (2022) – Jonas Wikstrand wrote the music and played nyckelharpa on the soundtrack

Medieval (2022) – Paul Woodier features on the soundtrack

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022) – Erik Rydvall features on the soundtrack

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) – Erik Rydvall features on the soundtrack

The Northman (2022) – Vicki Swan features on the soundtrack

Vikings: Valhalla (2022) – Series 1, Kati Rán features on the soundtrack

Loki (2021) – Erik Rydvall features on the soundtrack

The Legend of Redbad (2019) – Kati Rán features on the soundtrack

Vic the Viking and the Magic Sword (2019) – Holger Funke features on the soundtrack

Les Miserables (2018) – Marielle Vancamp features on the sound track and as a musician in an episode

The Outlaw King (2018) – Magnus Homström and David Eriksson – feature on the sound track and in the film and Ruth Morris is also on the soundtrack.

The Rise of the Viking (2018) – Kati Rán features on the soundtrack

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Clare Salaman features on the soundtrack.

The Snowman (2017) – Clare Salaman features on the soundtrack.

Holby City (2017) – Vicki Swan features on the sound track and as a musician in series 19 episode 13

The Witch (2016) – Katherine Hill and Mark Korven feature on the soundtrack

Outlander (2015) – Ruth Morris features both on sound track and as a musician in series 1 episode 14.

Till Eulenspiegel (2014) Jule Bauer features on both sound track and as a musician

Games

COTW – The Angler (2022) – Vicki Swan features in the Norway Reserve in this game

God of War, Ragnarok (2022) – Erik Rydvall features in this Playstation game.

Crusader Kings III (2020) – Erik Strid Markström features on the soundtrack

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2020) – Erik Rydvall features on the soundtrack

The Pathless (2020) – Morgan O’Shaunessey features on the soundtrack

Un-Ravel (2016) – Torbjörn Näsbom features heavily on this sound track!

World of Warcraft (2008) – Cajsa Ekstav was the nyckelharpa in Grizzly Hills.

Misc

Midsommar – the performer is not listed in IMDB