Updated 2/12 2002
Puma and Sören Åhker are heading west!
In November 2002 Peter Puma Hedlund and Sören Åhker made a trip to USA - Minneapolis and New York.
It was the first nyckelharpa building course ever held in the US. It was taught by master builder Sören Åhker. The one week course will be followed up by a one week "part two" planned for next spring. Eight full time students had signed up, along with a couple of part timers. Sören's newly translated construction manual and drawings was of course used. Read more on Sören's page and on on Rita Leydons page
The duo also visited Rita Leydon
in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, where she and Puma filmed and recorded the third
volume of the "Peter
Puma Hedlund's Nyckelharpskola" instructional DVD series.
Filming and recording the third and last part of the nyckelharpskola
Peter Puma Hedlund & Rita Leydons in Ritas studio
Sörens nyckelharpa building course
Almost everyone got as far as to start building the "lek" - pegbox.
Puma joined them a couple of times to play and inspire.
On the Swedish part of Nyckelharpans Forum you will find lots and lots of photos of the instrument nyckelharpa, the people who play it and the people who build it.