Joel Stewart

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The nyckelharpa is the most ethereal of instruments, nearly lost to the world but kept safe in a small region of Sweden.

Got to see one of these in action at the Anchorage Folk Festival this year. The nyckelharpa is the most ethereal of instruments, nearly lost to the world but kept safe in a small region of Sweden.

Nyckelharpa Date: 19th century Geography: Sweden Culture: Sweden Medium: Wood, various materials

Nyckelharpa Date: 19th century Geography: Sweden Culture: Sweden Medium: Wood, various materials

Jorieke Rutgers playing her wonderful sounding Swedish nyckelharpa.

Jorieke Rutgers playing her wonderful sounding Swedish nyckelharpa.

Nyckelharpa "Road Worn" : : made by Peder Källman, violin and nyckelharpa maker, 2011

Nyckelharpa "Road Worn" : : made by Peder Källman, violin and nyckelharpa maker, 2011

Handmade Nyckelharpa

Alan Miller has been asked to make a number of bespoke stringed instruments, including cellos and 5 stringed bass guitars. Call him now if you have an exciting stringed instrument project for him to work on.

Nyckelharpa - wonderful Norwegian string instrument

Nyckelharpa-a Norwegian fiddle-like string instrument, that bears that marks of a quintessentially Nordic instrument, ornate decorations, and sympathetic (drone) strings

Nyckelharpa built by Eric Sahlstrom

Nyckelharpa built by the Swedish nyckelharpa pioneer Eric Sahlström This one is to be found in the city hall of the commune of Tierps in Sweden.

Viola D'Amore ‬

Gorgeous HEADSTOCK of INSTRUMENT FOR JOY shown at different angles; third panel is from the rear. Pinned description: A Viola D'Amore I made back in I'm not sure I would tackle this type of carving anymore.