The nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish instrument played with a bow. It first appeared over 600 years ago and has evolved into several different types over that time.

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The American Nyckelharpa Association (ANA)
Resources, instrument description, history, sound samples, photos, events, and newsletter.
The Dissemination of the Nyckelharpa
Excellent well-cited article that covers a great deal, including the use of the instrument outside of Sweden. Includes instrument history, classifications, and different playing styles.
Early Patches - Nyckelharpa
Information about the Swedish stringed instrument. Description and MP3.
European Nyckelharpa Training
Details of course offerings that deal with a wide variety and various aspects of Nyckelharpa performance, history, etc. available through an impressive European consortium. Training is provided in various Nyckelharpa-related subjects, including, performance, history, related dance, etc.
Francois, Didier
Features, artist profile, discography, compositions, and contact details.
Hedlund, Peter
Swedish nyckelharpa player. Site contains a biography, discography, and ordering information.
How to Build a Nyckelharpa
Page by Sören Åhkers. Photographs, drawings, description, and links.
Nyckelharpa
Articles, sales of books, and DVDs of performances and about building and learning to play the traditional Swedish bowed string instrument. DVDs can be purchased using credit cards and PayPal,
Yahoo! Groups - Nyckelharpa
A list for all who play or listen to the nyckelharpa. Discuss everything from how to play the nyckelharpa to dates for stämmor. Both Swedish and English.

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