Please join us on Monday June 25 at 7:30 PM for music on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair! Weather permitting..if it rains we will have the program in the basement meeting room of the new courthouse. Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served.
We will be having a short general meeting of the Historical Society at 7PM. You are invited to attend..right after the meeting the music will begin.
Bill Dahl will play the nyckelharpa and Mark Bridge will play the banjo and the mandolin.
This is a Nyckelharpa or a Swedish Key Fiddle.
Nyckelharpa has been played in Sweden for hundreds of years.
There are 16 strings, 4 of which are played with a short bow in the right hand. The remaining 12 strings vibrate sympathetically giving the instrument its unique sound. There are 37 keys in three rows that are played with the left hand. A tangent attached to each key touches the string when the key is pushed to change the pitch of the string.
There are thousands of nyckelharpa players in Sweden today, about 175 in the United States and 20 in the Twin Cities. Only one player is here in Hubbard County.
Bill Dahl playing the nyckelharpa.
I hope you will join us for “Music on the Courthouse Lawn!”