Saturday 16 April 2016

N = Nyckelharpa in Swedish and Keyed fiddle in English

A nyckelharpa ("keyed fiddle", or literally "key harp ), is a traditional Swedish musical instrument. It is a string instrument or chordophone. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change the pitch of the string.

The instrument almost died out during first part of 1900, but today there are about 10,000 nyckelharpa players in Sweden .

Nyckelharpa is a given instrument in each folkmusic group.

A beautiful instrument with a beautiful sound.

Welcome to Sweden!