Lots of music, lots of fun…

Big thanks to all participants who came to Gjøvik, and to Gjøvik Spelmannslag for making it possible. I hope we will meet again!

Some quotes from participants:

“The Nordic Harp Meeting in Gjøvik was full-on, high-quality, learning-and-exchanging fun!” (Andy Lowings)

“Despite a 9 hour drive I returned bubbling with inspiration and energy! Already looking forward to next year in Turku!” (Maria Ojantakanen)

Workshop descriptions added

Click here for an updated list of workshops, lectures, storytelling, and performing musicians 2014

The website has been updated with following workshop descriptions:
Niss Stricker (Denmark): Danish ballads and dance tunes
Andy Lowings (England): Lyre music, African style
Minna Raskinen (Finland): Damping style in small kantele playing
Erik Ask-Upmark (Sweden): Swedish folk tunes
Yrjänä and Helka Ermala (Finland): Finnish folk songs
Václava van der Meijs (Czech Republic): Bohemian songs and Moravian songs
Bára Grímsdóttir (Iceland) & Chris Foster (England/Iceland): Icelandic songs (focus on tvísöng) and instruments (Langspil and fiðla)
Stefan Battige (Germany): Harp for beginners
Nancy Thym (California/Germany): Strung out on metal, gut and nylon – pros and cons of different string materials (lecture)
Nancy Thym (California/Germany): Blues and Rock ‘n Roll Riffs for harps (workshop)
Tim Rohrmann (Germany): How to make harp music out of a simple melody
Patrik Weckman (Finland): jouhikko, the Finnish bowed lyre: History and tunes

First update about NHM 2014

This year, the Nordic Harp Meeting will be held from October 23-26, 2014 in Gjøvik (Norway). It will be organised by Stein Villa, Marit Steinsrud and Gjøvik spelmannslag.

We start on Thursday, 23 October, at 4 p.m. and end with the Sunday lunch, cca 1 p.m.
All meals will be served at the hostel of Gjøvik which is situated within walking distance from the venue. Please book your accomodation at the hostel of Gjøvik on your own, but don’t forget to mention that you are participating in the NHM.

Click here for details about registration, participation fee etc.

Click here for a list of workshops, lectures, storytelling, and performing musicians 2014

Contact Stein if you have further questions (add +47 to the telephone number if you are calling outside of Norway):