Mikuláš Bryan

Mikuláš Bryan (Foto: Barka Fabiánová)

(Foto: Barka Fabiánová)

Mikuláš Bryan is musician, dancer and dance researcher from Prague, specialised on European folk dances and historical dances.

Mikuláš is one of the few Czechs who play the kobza (Czech version from the instrument group known in Scandinavia as hummel / langeleik / langeleg / langharpe). At the NHM 2016, he might teach you some tunes on this old instrument.
Besides that, Mikuláš plays a number of further instruments including accordion, mandolin and the Renaissance cittern.

With his dance association “Rond“, he often organises various dance workshops in Prague, ranging from early and folk dances to blues and swing. At the Nordic Harp Meetings 2012 and 2013, he was teaching “the most common bal folk dances” and “round and chain folk dances and their Renaissance ancestors” to harp music played by Josef.

Click here to read an interview (in Swedish) with Mikuláš about the European bal folk movement. Parts of that interview have been published in Hembygden 3/2013.

Leave a Reply