The Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag (Key Fiddle Group) was formed in 1998 to practice and perform Swedish folk music. Their repertoire is drawn mostly from folk tunes in Uppland, Sweden, where the nyckelharpa tradition has its roots. Whether leading a procession, playing for dancing, performing in concert or providing focus for special events, the TC Nyckelharpalag enthusiastically carries on Swedish traditions through music. In performance members of the group wear folk-dräkt, folk costumes modeled after clothing worn on special occasions in the 19th century.
The group is based in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota and affiliated with The American Swedish Institute. Membership is open to anyone that wishes to participate as outlined in the membership application.
Click to view: Membership Guideline and Application Form
Click the Events tab to the left to view our upcoming performances. Also, those interested in learning to play the nyckelharpa are welcome to visit our regularly scheduled Lagspel (Rehearsals), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and the date(s) on which you wish to attend and someone will get back to you quickly.