Adult Student Hardingfele Loan

The HFAA is offering the loan of twelve Hardanger fiddles, the "Iversen", the "Poast", the "1904", the "Lion", the "Løve", the "Wulffenstejn", the "Nielsen XX", the "Sandvik", and "Ada", "Anna", "Aaste", and "Guri", for a one-year period to promising adult or teen/older child students of Norwegian traditional fiddling who are residents of the United States. The Adult Student Hardingfele Loan Committee is now accepting applications for the loan period beginning July 1 and ending June 15. Applicants should have previous bowed stringed instrument playing experience, and are required as a condition of the loan to take regularly scheduled lessons with a hardingfele teacher, either in person or via videoconference (Zoom, Facetime or similar).

NOTE: Rules and Application Form for the Adult Student Hardingfele Loan Program will be available in March 2022; please watch for more information.

NOTE NEW EARLIER DEADLINE: The application deadline is midnight, June 1 (if emailed) or postmarked by June 1 (if sent postal mail). For more information please contact or

Poast Hardanger fiddle


Iversen Hardanger fiddle


1904 Hardanger fiddle


Lion Hardanger fiddle


Wulffenstejn Hardanger fiddle


Løve Hardanger fiddle


Aaste, Ada, Anna, Guri Hardanger fiddles

"Aaste", "Ada", "Anna", "Guri"

Nielsen XX Hardanger fiddle

"Nielsen XX"

Sandvik Hardanger fiddle