2018 Concerts

Each day of the Nordic Harp Meeting ends with a public concert and dancing. In the daytime there will additionally be shorter lunch and coffee concerts. (Note: You are welcome to download the official programme booklet which summarizes the most important information about all musicians, their concerts, and more.)

Thursday, 1 November, 20:00 – 22:00: Opening concert + allspel
The first evening ends with a concert with some of the presenters and musicians you will meet later. It is very casual and there will also be a chance of some dancing, and/or the so-called Allspel, which simply means “Everyone plays” and is an opportunity to play some tunes together.Some pictures from the Nordic Harp Meeting 2017 at Viljandi. Photograph: Floris van der Meijs

Friday, 2 November, 13.30 – 14.00: Lunch concert: Estonian folk music
We encourage you to bring your own lunch back to the school in time for the lunch concerts that take place on Friday and Saturday! If you don’t want to venture out, there will be some light sandwiches and snacks for sale in the same room the concerts take place. For this first lunch concert, Kaisa Nõges, Triin Hio and their friends Helle and Jaan-Eerik will play music of their native Estonia.

Friday, 2 November, 15:45 – 16.15: Coffee concert: Russian folk music
During the afternoon fika, there will be short “coffee concerts” of around 20-25 minutes. This is the first NHM where Polina Sharonova and Sergey Azarov will teach and play Russian traditional music; you can read more about them in their workshop description.

Friday, 2 November, 20:00 – 22.00: Dancing concert
The Friday evening concert is a “dancing concert” where you may engage in some very fun and easy-to-learn dances – brief instructions will be given. (Those who prefer to sit still and enjoy the music are, of course, welcome to do so as well). Playing for the dance will be Clotilde Trouillaud, Adriano Sangineto, Ian Carr and Niklas Roswall, plus possibly others…

Saturday, 3 November, 13.30 – 14.00: Lunch concert with Kate & Corwen
We encourage you to bring your own lunch back to the school in time for the lunch concerts that take place on Friday and Saturday! If you don’t want to venture out, there will be some light sandwiches and snacks for sale in the same room the concerts take place. For this second lunch concert, Kate Fletcher and Corwen Broch (both UK) will play music from both ancient and traditional sources.

Saturday, 3 November, 16:00 – 16:30: Coffee concert with Niss & Anouk
This afternoon concert will feature two prominent musicians: Harper & storyteller Niss Stricker from Denmark and harpist Anouk Platenkamp from the Netherlands.

Saturday, 3 November, 20:00 – 22.00: Evening concert: BirdHouse, Carr & Roswall
with The BirdHouse (Jochen Vogel & Katja Hütte), Ian Carr & Niklas Roswall. This is primarily intended to be a “listening concert” (for a sitting audience), but if the space allows for it, there may be some dancing going on too…

Sunday, 4 November, 18:00 – 20.00: NORDIC CONCERT
with Marit Steinsrud & Stein Villa (Norway), Bára Grímsdóttir & Chris Foster (Iceland), Erik Ask-Upmark (Sweden) and Anna Fält (Finland).

Monday, 5 November, 20:00 – 22.00 external concert in Copenhagen, Denmark
Concert with Anouk Platenkamp, Clotilde Trouillaud, Niss Stricker & Erik Ask-Upmark. Thanks to a collaboration with Early Monday, KoncertKirken and Björn Ross in Copenhagen, we are very happy to offer this international harp concert to the Öresund citizens! Don’t miss these four internationally renowned musicians who share a stage for the first time. Please note: This external concert takes place in KoncertKirken, Blågårds Plads in Copenhagen and the admission (100 DKK / 50 DKK) is not included in the main fee for the NHM and must be paid separately at the concert venue!

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