C A D E N C E  –  Nyckelharpa EU project 2009-2011

Cultural ADult Education and Nyckelharpa Cooperation in Europe
– Teaching music to adults with special emphasis on the nyckelharpa (key fiddle)

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This project was organized as a "Learning Partnership" and has been funded with support from the European Commission by the "Lifelong Learning Programme – Grundtvig".

The CADENCE-partnership was established by three educational institutions in Germany, Italy and Sweden, related by their offer of

  • cultural and musical education for adults
  • folk music and dance as a medium of cultural identity and
  • teaching the medieval/Swedish musical instrument "nyckelharpa" (key fiddle).

The objectives of the partnership have been to search for subjects, didactic methods and management of cultural education for adult learners with an emphasis on musical education and specially on teaching the musical instrument "nyckelharpa". The project started August 2009 and will ended July 2011.

The cooperating partners are

  • Eric Sahlström Institutet, Tobo (Sweden)
  • Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli (Italy)
  • Akademie Burg Fürsteneck, Eiterfeld (Germany)

Further details on the project can be found in the summary.

The CADENCE project was honoured as an example of "good praxis" of a Grundtvig learning partnership.

Some published outcomes of CADENCE

For more information see the pages "Publications" and "Articles & sheet music"
The final CADENCE-Nyckelharpa-Concert at Burg Fürsteneck, Germany, 9 October 2010 has been recorded and broadcasted January 23, 2011 by the National German radio "Deutschlandfunk".

brochure CADENCE Nyckelharpa cooperation e-book outcomes of the CADENCE Nyckelharpa partnershop CD CADENCE Nyckelharpa concert at academy Burg FürsteneckCD inlay CADENCE Nyckelharpa concert at academy Burg Fürsteneck book dayly exercises for nyckelharpa by Marco Ambrosini book paying nyckelharpa spielen by Jule Bauer

CADENCE Brochure
(80 pages)

 CADENCE e-Book (420 pages)

CADENCE audio CD (66 min)

M. Ambrosini: Daily exercises

Jule Bauer: Playing Nyckelharpa



Shedule CADENCE Events






Festival of the Scuola di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli 

Presentation of the CADENCE results

Public presentation

21.02.- 25.02.2011

Editorial Meeting, Tobo, Sweden


Editorial meeting


Public CADENCE concert at Burg Fürsteneck

Broadcasted by German radio 'Deutschlandfunk' 23 January 2011, 9 -11 pm


07.10.- 10.10.2010

International Days of the Nyckelharpa

(outside of the programme)


05.10.- 10.10.2010

Meeting at Burg Fürsteneck, Germany

multinational study group

Visit in Germany


Public CADENCE concert in Forlimpopoli



Meeting in Forlimpopoli, Italy

multinational study group

Visit in Italy


Meeting in Tobo, Sweden

multinational study group

Visit in Sweden


Meeting of German CADENCE delegation at Burg Fürsteneck



Meeting of CADENCE teachers at Burg Fürsteneck



International Days of the Nyckelharpa

(meetings outside of the programme)




managers and teachers

Management Meeting


Meeting with the three mayors in Forlimpopoli, Italy

Signing the cooperation between the communes

Communal cooperation

The next events