DATE: 20 – 23 October 2016
PLACE: Kulturhuset Birkelundgaard, Damgaardsvej 25, 2620 Albertslund, Denmark.
Denmark and Albertslund municipality has the pleasure to welcome you to the Nordic Harp Meeting 2016! Everybody is welcome, no matter if you are advanced or beginner, professional musician or just curious. The purpose is to actively share our interests in string instruments and music.
The gathering will take place at Kulturhuset Birkelundgaard (Damgaardsvej 25, 2620 Albertslund), Denmark. Participants may arrive already on Thursday 20th October for an informal evening, to meet old and new friends, talk and jam together. The official programme (workshops etc) will start on Friday 21th and end on Sunday 23th of October, 2016.
Albertslund is located 18 km west of Copenhagen, easy to reach by S-train. Birkelundgaard is a 100 year old four-wing farm that nowadays works as a center for cultural events, due to an amazing organization of volunteers. During spring/summer 2016 the barn will be renovated and will by October stand ready and shiny for us to play in!
The planning of the programme (workshops, concerts etc) is still in progress. There will be music workshops for various types of harps but also kantele and hummel. Other stringed instruments are welcome of course!
Musicians who have confirmed their contribution so far:
- Agnethe Christensen (Sweden/Denmark)
- Anna Rynefors & Erik Ask-Upmark (Sweden)
- Anouk Platenkamp (Netherlands)
- Aryeh Frankfurter & Lisa Lynne (USA)
- Bára Grímsdóttir & Chris Foster (Iceland/UK)
- Benjamin Bagby (USA)
- Eeva-Kaisa Kohonen (Finland)
- Helen Davies (Wales/Denmark)
- Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch (UK)
- Leah Stuttard (UK/France)
- Niss Stricker (Denmark)
- Marit Steinsrud & Stein Villa (Norway)
- Mikuláš Bryan (Bohemia)
- Minna Raskinen (Finland)
- Vincent Michaud (Brittany/Finland)
- Wilfried Ulrich (Germany)
A list of workshop descriptions etc will be announced later this year (click HERE for a preliminary list so far) – we hope to have all details settled by the end of August. Our ambition is to make the programme as interesting as in the previous years, including workshops and lectures, ensemble playing and jam sessions, evening concerts, dancing and storytelling.
The official language of the meeting is music. We sing in many Nordic tongues (mostly in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish) but English is usually understood by everybody too.
The organiser of the Nordic Harp Meeting 2016 is Maria Ojantakanen.
The Nordic Harp Meeting 2016 will be made possible by financial support from Clara Lachmanns fond för befrämjande av den skandinaviska samkänslan and from Sonning-Fonden, and through a travel grant from Kulturkontakt Nord.