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Beginners’ Nyckelharpa Weekend

Friday 22 Apr 4pm — Sunday 24 Apr 5pm, 2016

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (all meals, accommodation, activities):

  • £220 – single ensuite room
  • £195 – sharing an ensuite room
  • £195 – single non-ensuite room
  • £150 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (all meals, and activities):

  • £140

Non Resident (all meals except breakfast, and activities:

  • £130

A full-on, fun packed workshop weekend to introduce beginners to this fascinating Scandinavian folk stringed instrument. The Nyckelharpa is gaining popularity and prominence in the UK, largely thanks to the enthusiasm of player and teacher Vicki Swan.

“This was a great course, not only for the teaching, but also for the networking. I met and connected with really fabulous people!” Participant

Who’s it For?

Anyone! Vicki will even have a number of instruments available for students to borrow; book early as these places are limited to 8. Not sure? For more information contact Vicki Swan 07721 519719.

The Team

Vicki Swan is well known across the UK and beyond as one half of folk duo Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now gaining recognition as impressive song arrangers and writers.

Vicki, who plays an assortment of less-than-mainstream instruments (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes and more) is very much at the forefront of the current surge of interest in the Nyckelharpa in the UK. She plays as a member of the European Nyckeharpa Orchestra, runs Nyckelharpas at Halsway and also teaches internationally at festivals and events.