Whether you join as a participant or just an observer, this is a unique opportunity to get to know the nyckelharpa with Saskia Tomkins.
Somewhat similar in appearance to a fiddle with keys, the nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish instrument. Pressing the keys serves as frets to change the pitch of the string, while one serves as a drone. Whether you join as a participant or just an observer, this is a unique opportunity to get to know the nyckelharpa with Saskia Tomkins.
Full disclosure: Saskia is not a traditional Swedish player, however she has been playing nyckelharpa professionally for 20 years, using it for many different styles of music, right across the board. These workshops will explore it's potential and beauty through different genres. We will learn several simple tunes from various cultures (sheet music and recordings sent in advance), exploring how to give them authenticity whilst using the nyckelharpa, with some ornaments and double stops thrown in. All questions welcome.