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Afternoons at ASI: Nyckelharpa

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Afternoons at ASI

Held the second Wednesday of each month from 1-2 p.m. in Paulson Hall, ASI’s afternoon series invites artists, experts and other fascinating folk to share their knowledge and insight in fellowship with the community. A new topic is explored in every session. Please join us!

Wednesday, May 9: Nyckelharpa

  • The nyckelharpa is a traditional Swedish folk instrument now played around the world. Learn about this fascinating keyed instrument from local expert Cheryl Paschke. Cheryl started playing violin in the fourth grade, which led to time in college and community orchestras, a string quartet, English country-dance band, Swedish fiddle and Finnish dance groups as well as a career in music and arts education. Cheryl started playing nyckelharpa as an adult, having first encountered the instrument in Sweden at a Midsommar celebration where several nyckelharpa players were jamming together. Seeing Cheryl's interest, one of the players offered to let her try the instrument. After a quick scale to check what notes were where, "Johan pa Snippen" came to mind, and her fingers were hooked!

Included in museum admission. No registration required.


For information, call 612-871-4907

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