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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 debby@greenblattandseay.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.

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