Viljandi 2023

In 2023, the Nordic Harp Meeting will be held in Viljandi, Estonia, organised by Triin Parktal. The event will be held at the Estonian Traditional Music Center, Eesti Pärimusmuusika Keskus♬ from Friday 13 October to Sunday 15 October 2023.
During these three days you will have the opportunity to take part in various amazing workshops – there are several harp playing workshops for beginners and advanced players. We will also have workshops with Estonian/Latvian kannel/kanklės, hiiu kannel/jouhikko/bowed lyre and traditional singing and dancing.Teachers will share traditional tunes, medieval music, improvisation, therapeutic music and harp playing to accompany songs.

Klick here to download the official programme of the NHM 2023.

♩♫ Teachers and performers: ♫♩
Andrew Lawrence-King (UK)
Niss Stricker (Denmark)
Stefan Battige (Germany)
Vincent Michaud-Laine (Finland)
Marie Nivel (Norway)
Modesta Pakalnytė (Lithuania)
Anita Vizina (Latvia)
Kaisa Nõges (Estonia)
Liis Jürgens (Estonia)
Lilian Langsepp (Estonia)
Tiinamai Keskpaik (Estonia)
Annika Mändmaa (Estonia)
Mihkel Soon (Estonia)
Jaan Eerik Priks (Estonia)
Cú (Estonia & Ireland)

♬ Traditionally there will be exciting lectures, a unifying allspel, a fun evening of traditional dance and a beautiful teachers’ concert.

➵ Participation fee: 80 eur (includes all workshops, concert and dance-evening).
Receiver: Harfimaagia Kool MTÜ
Iban: EE431010220259255227
Bank name: AS SEB Pank
Address: Tornimäe 2, 15010 Tallinn

➵ Registration: For registration please send an email to:

Accommodation: you can find hotel, hostel or apartment – there are plenty of them just walking distance.

➵ Food: There is a nice cafeteria at the venue where you can eat lunch and dinner as you wish and also many restaurants, cafeterias and shops near the venue.

➵ Instruments: You can rent an instrument – 33 string bohemian harp or 27 string travel harp, hiiu kannel, estonian kannel. Price: 50 eur. Please prebook your instrument asap

See you in Viljandi! Stay tuned!

Cultural Endowment of Estonia supports our meeting!