Friday, 13 October 2017

Cuckolds All in a Row

Hello!
This week we have Cuckolds All in a Row, a great little Playford Dance tune.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 6 October 2017

A Trip to Paris

Hello!
Another tune I taught at the Halsway weekend, Playford's A Trip to Paris. Playford tunes are great! This one is also on our forthcoming album 'An Invitation to Dance' that we recorded with John Dipper as Purcell's Polyphonic Party.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Stingo

Hello!
This month I'm on tour with a show called Wind in the Willows - I'm sure you've heard of the story. :)
You can find out more about where we're on tour on the GreenMatthews website. This is one of the tunes from the show - a Playford dance tune that keeps coming back in the show. I'm playing my oktavharpa (cello pitched nyckelharpa) for the show and this has to be one of my favourite bass lines. (Amongst quite a few others). So - enjoy both the tune and the trio version! I'm still using my iPhone to capture this video - but should have my normal camera back soon!
:)
Vicki
PS Yup - the audio was recorded as I filmed. Video on my iPhone and audio into logic. :)



Friday, 22 September 2017

Vals efter Byss-Calle Nr 18

Hello!
This week we have a waltz by Byss-Calle that I taught at the Halsway and Lewes workshops recently. So here it is as a #tunefriday. Flickorna VĂ¥ra - means Our Girls.
Enjoy! Byss-Calle is 'da man' :D
:))
Vicki


Friday, 15 September 2017

The Flagpole Tree

Hello!
This week we have another five note tune. The Flagpole Tree.
Play it with bounce!
:)
Vicki



Friday, 8 September 2017

Elegy

Hello!
This week's #tunefriday is an unusual one. Filmed at the Halsway Manor Harpas at Halsway Nyckelharpa Weekend 2017 it is a tune that Jonny wrote for me many years ago. It was actually written for double bass, but once I got my cello pitched nyckelharpa (oktavharpa) it was obvious that it was meant for this instrument! It is quite playable on a standard nyckelharpa. My oktavharpa is tuned with a D string, but this won't cause any problems for C tuned harpa players.
Download the dots and the piano parts in pdf format. I ask only one thing - if you perform it I'd like to hear it! Film it, record it, but play it and then send it on! (I just want to hear it!)

Elegy treble clef nyckelharpa part.pdf
Elegy bass clef oktavharpa part.pdf
Elegy bass clef piano.pdf

:))
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 1 September 2017

Sticky G&T

Hello!
I'm a little behind with my videos because I left my camera at Halsway Manor. So I'm going to have to work hard to catch up again! This week the tune is a tune that I wrote as a five note beginner tune, but it's taken about 6 months for me to get to grips with it and decide that I actually really love it! So here is Sticky G&T. (It's a long story!)
:)
Vicki