About Vicki Swan

Vicki was brought up roaming the forests and lakes of rural Småland in Sweden. Having intimate knowledge of the Taberg mountain, the home of the troll of the Piper and Troll legend, is one of the foremost players of the Swedish nyckelharpa players in the UK. Having inherited the same magical abilites as all nyckelharpa players prepare to be bewitched!

Vicki holds a degree in music specialising in performance, is a qualified music teacher specialising in instrumental music tuition,  is a post graduate from the Royal College of Music in London (for performance) and holds a Masters in Education specialising in distance online instrumental music teaching. She also holds the Zorn bronze award for the traditional playing of the Swedish bagpipes.

She runs the UK Nyckelharpa Project which aims to bring the nyckelharpa to a wider audience. This includes two weekend residential courses at Halsway Manor each year, beginner day workshops and individual tuition.

She plays in the duo - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer and also plays various assorted bagpipes. Vicki has an extensive back catalogue of books and CDs and is an author for Schott Music Publishing.

Vicki was part of Encore -  European Nyckelharpa Co-operation in Europe in 2013 (The European Nyckelharpa Orchestra) both as performer and composer.

Vicki's Storytelling Playlist:


Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Folk Duo on the British Folk Scene.

Sounds of Time

Historical, dance and corporate musicians.

Nyckelharpa UK

Teaching the nyckelharpa in the UK.