Saturday, 12 September 2020

Hambo Polska efter Erik Hartvig

Hello!
Another lovely little polska today! Ready for the session on Friday 18th.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki




Vevlire-Ettan, 1st Hurdy-Gurdy Polska

Hello!
Another tune for the Zoom session this Friday. It's a lovely simple little polska and very jolly.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 11 September 2020

Halsway Virtual Zoom Session - Friday 18th September


Hello!

On Friday 18th September we're having an online Zoom session to try to make up a little for not being at Halsway Manor itself. (This year the weekend was a weekend later). It's free to come into the session, but you'll need to register yourself and then I can send you the Zoom meeting details!

The tunes are being led by some stalwart Halsway people and the tunes will be pulled form this pdf.

CLICK HERE!

Quite a few of these tunes I've taught on this blog, so here's the complete list!

The full details of the whole two days are here.

Register by signing up HERE!
See you there.
:))
Vicki

Scots Bransle

Hello!
The Scots Bransle! A great tune from the Orchésographie by Arbeau.
Enjoy
:))
Vicki


Saturday, 29 August 2020

The Lockdown Halsway Bar Nyckelharpa Session 15 - The säckpipa edition

Hello!
Welcome to this week's session! This is a very special session as you'll discover when you watch it. This is the session that Jonny was too busy working elsewhere to be able to get to in time! So we have a motley crew this week! The tune list is all tunes that you can play on the Swedish säckpipa. (Don't worry, I'm still leading on nyckelharpa!) Some of the teaching videos are currently säckpipa lessons, but I will replace these in the next week!
The tune list is as follows:

As we've said before, these sessions take a lot of time to put together and we definitely enjoy doing them. But I am up against a pretty hard deadline with the Virtual Halsway - so there may not be any sessions between now and then as I put together that weekend.

This leads me on to two little adverts!
The Virtual Halsway Weekend. I should have been at Halsway Manor on the 18th and 19th September with many other nyckelharpa players. As we can't do this I'm running some online workshops and session. You'll find all the information on my actual website - Click here! But we have Peter Hedlund, Leif Alpsj¨ø and Thor Pleijel doing some Zoom workshops. I am giving a nyckelharpa focussed Zoom concert in the evening. So check out the website and get yourself booked on!!


My second advert is for a Crowdfunding project I'm doing - an album of Dances from Terpsichore by Praetorius on nyckelharpa quintet. As of today I'm at 50% funded with three weeks to go.  Check it out!


See you at the session on Sunday!
:))
Vicki



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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Swedish Tunes workshop at Whitby @ Home Folk Week

Hello
I've just finished giving my workshop online in Zoom for Whitby Folk Week and we decided to make a video with as many participants playing along to this video as possible! If you've done a play-a-long for me before you'll know the drill! If not....
If you'd like the dots - CLICK HERE!

Update: I edited until midnight on the Thursday and got the video in! Thank you to everyone who came to the workshop and who sent me in videos!

:))
Vicki


Sunday, 23 August 2020

Whitby Folk Week - Online Playford Ball!

Hello!
This week we should have been at Whitby Folk Week. As with everything else it's been cancelled and put online. Which means that we can do a very cool thing this Wednesday. We were supposed to be playing for the Playford Ball on Wednesday with Purcell's Polyphonic Party. The closest we can get instead is for me and Jonny to play for the Ball in Zoom and this means that you can come along no matter where in the world you are! It takes place at 8-9pm UK time. on Wednesday 26th August. The ball is free but you do need to register to get a login. - REGISTER HERE! Donations to the festival are appreciated (and also to the artists, ie us)

So exclusively on this blog I am releasing the probable dance list and a tune pad so that you can play along if you want! It's totally live with a caller - no pre-record! So anything could happen!

So the dance list? Keep in mind that this might change and might not be the order and there might be technical hitches! (You never can tell!)

  1. Mad Moll
  2. Half Hannikin
  3. Moll Peatley (The New Way)
  4. Millions Jegge
  5. Rufty Tufty
  6. Barham Down
  7. Epping Forest
  8. PDF of the dots!
Hope to see some of you there!
:))
Vicki 

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Polska från Östra-Ryd

Hello!
This is one of my favourite polskas that we play all the time! The B part has a wonderful arpeggio section that is actually quite easy to play. There is also an extra bar - but it's fun to play!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki
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