Swedish ‘Keyed Fiddle’ is a work of art

From The Tennessean:


It may look like a sculpture, but the nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish instrument that dates to sometime around 1350. It has 16 strings, 37 wooden keys and is played with a bow.

When my musician friend Patton James called me and said, “John there is a friend of mine that is visiting me from Sweden. He plays something called the nyckelharpa. I have never heard or seen any instrument like this. It is amazing.”

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About KindaScratchy

I'm a novice fiddler and mandolinist. I've played the guitar for many years and also play the recorder, fife, flute, and, more recently, tin whistle. I work in the communications field and, in addition to music, I enjoy photography, writing, gardening, golf and travel.
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