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Nyckelharpa made in Norway
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No: 91   Contributor: Jim Talbot   Year: 2011   Country: Norway
Nyckelharpa made in Norway

This is an instrument called a nyckelharpa, a keyed fiddle which can be variously tuned to a fiddle, viola or cello. Originally developed from a Medieval instrument, but now adopted as the Swedish national instrument, it has three playable strings, one drone and twelve sympathetics which resonate but are not played directly. The sympathetics would originally have been made from female human hair! What does it sound like?.....a cello played in a cathedral.
Picture added on 06 January 2011 at 14:38
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