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The Return of the Nyckelharpa

Multi-instrumentalist Clare Salaman explores the nyckelharpa, a once-popular early instrument with Swedish origins that has all but gone from the musical landscape in this country.

The multi-instrumentalist Clare Salaman presents a programme all about a once popular early instrument with Swedish origins that has all but dropped off the musical landscape in this country. However, the nyckelharpa (or 'keyed fiddle') makes a sound that delights audiences. Clare has delved into the best and most rare recordings of the instrument to cast some light on the nyckelharpa's beautiful and mysterious sound-world.

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Clare Salaman with her nyckelharpa

Clare Salaman with her nyckelharpa

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