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Resonating 15 years

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TCNL 15 Year Anniversary Celebration


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The purpose of the TCNL is to educate its members and others about the nyckelharpa traditions as found largely in the Uppland region of Sweden; to conduct educational programs and activities that will promote awareness and knowledge of the nyckelharpa; to provide competent instruction in the traditional music associated with the nyckelharpa; and to provide practice and performance opportunities for its members.

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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 in TCNL activities on a regular basis.

The Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag is a 501c(3) non profit educational organization

 

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