Hello, I live in south Wales and have been playing the nyckelharpa for 2 years, having previously dabbled in recorder, classical guitar, and mandolin, none very successfully. I have finally, in my 60s, found an instrument that I’m happy to play in public and I’m loving every minute of it. As well as learning lots of Swedish tunes, I am going to a local ‘Welsh tunes club’ once a month - the harpa seems to suit Welsh tunes particularly well. I used to spend a lot of time surveying historic buildings; now I spend most of my time on musical activities. It’s never too late to learn something new!