On the brink of extinction in the mid-twentieth century, surviving in only one region of Sweden, the nyckelharpa (the Swedish keyed fiddle) now enjoys a popularity that spans the globe, harmonizing effortlessly in all kinds of traditional music, new music, and Early Music. Join us as Artistic Associate Katherine Hill introduces this remarkable instrument, tracing its history and characteristic sound through recordings and videos of the music, dance, and musicians that form its past, present, and future.
Off the Endangered List: The Return of the Nyckelharpa
Date: Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
Time: 7:30pm (90 minutes)
Place: Zoom (Link provided upon registration)
Fee: Free for everyone!
Can’t make it? Don’t worry! All sessions are recorded and are free to stream on Early Music TV.