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