AVOCA – Get out your nyckelharpa and head to Avoca next month for an afternoon of “magical” music.
The old Avoca schoolhouse will be the site of a special Scandinavian fiddle workshop on Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. and led by championship fiddler and author Deborah Greenblatt.
She said it’s a great way to enjoy playing or listening to music from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, recorder players, ukulele players and nyckelharpa players.
What’s a nyckelharpa?
“It’s a keyed fiddle,” Greenblatt said. “You push keys, the fingers don’t touch the strings.”
Each participant will receive a free copy of Greenblatt and Seay’s “Scandinavian Sampler for Two.”
Musicians are encouraged to bring their recording gadgets to the workshop, Greenblatt said.
Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. The fee is $20.00 per musician.
For more information, and to register, send an email to Greenblatt at email@example.com
If those who thought they had registered but did not receive a confirmation e-mail from Greenblatt within 24 hours, e-mail her again to let her know.
“It’s truly magical,” she said of this music.