Koivu — CD

Very excited about this duo project with Helsinki-based pianist and composer Juha Kujanpää.

lydia's gig calendar


lydia's gig calendar: dance music for Scandinavian and English Country Dancing. Come hear me play!



lydia on the YouTubes



Bio and photos for publicity purposes

Tip jar

Virtual tip jar

Seen me play online? Thanks to all who feel moved to donate.

venmo @lydia413

Northeast nyckelharpas

Northeast nyckelharpas

Map of players and teachers in the northeastern US and Canada, with handy data table and website links.

ESI grads in the US

ESI grads in the US

Meet the US-based folks who have attended year-long courses at the Eric Sahlström Institute.
(To view list by year, expand down-arrow at "Styled by ESI course".)



Trip to Tobo digital tunebook: PDFs and MP3s of 31 favorite tunes from a year of study in Sweden. Includes all the tunes on Fika.


Fika — CD

Tasty traditional tunes from Sweden: music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice. With Andrea Larson.

Northlands, Bruce Sagan & lydia ievins

Northlands — CD

Original tunes in traditional Scandinavian styles, with Bruce Sagan. (out of print; download now available)


Travel adventures

Intermittent blog about my musical travels in Sweden, Finland, and beyond.

Yoohoo from Tobo

Yoohoo from Tobo!

Blog documenting my musical adventures in Sweden 2012–2013.

lydia & Andrea, Scandinavian fiddle duo

lydia & Andrea

Rich collection of projects with Andrea Larson including teaching, performance, and travel.



Intensive workshops for Scandi-interested dance musicians.
(with Andrea Larson)

Band of Friends CD

Band of Friends

Tunes for "Calculated Figures," English Country Dances choreographed by mathematician Gary Roodman.