Thursday, 8 November 2018

When the Battle's O'er

Hello!
It's the Friday before the centenary of the end of World War 1 so I wanted to do a video to honour the occasion. At 6am on Sunday 11th November I'm going to be going out with my pipes and playing at the local war memorial. This has been organised by the College of Piping in Glasgow, over 1000 pipers world wide are going to be doing the same thing, so I filmed the tune for nyckelharpa quartet.
:))
Vicki

Friday, 2 November 2018

Old Tom of Oxford

Hello!
This is the final post for ceilidh month. It is a tune called Old Tom of Oxford. It's a great tune for adding double stops in the B part.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 26 October 2018

Ryan's Favourite


Hello!
We're still in Ceilidh month! So here is an Irish Jig called Ryan's Favourite. I play this all the time in ceilidhs, bu I have changed the key so that it sits more nicely on a C tuned nyckelharpa.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Cornish Broom Dance

Hello!
We're in the middle of working our way through the ceilidh tunes we did at Halsway Manor and it's another polka this week. The Cornish Broom Dance. Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 12 October 2018

Butter'd Peas

Hello!
This is another week of ceilidh. A polka this time called Buttere'd Peas.
Not too tricky, but lovely to play. Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 5 October 2018

100 Pipers

Hello!
Having uploaded the films from the teaching I did at Halsway Manor I'm now turning my attention to the ceilidh. We usually have a little short ceilidh after the concert on the Saturday night and the last two years the band has been made up of nyckelharpa players. So for the next few weeks I'm going to upload #tunefridays of these ceilidh tunes so I can use them as a resource for the ceilidhs in years to come! Maybe I'll put a Harpa Ceilidh Pad up in time too. We should call the band, Ceilidh Harpa Infiltration Licentiate League, or CHILL for short. 😂
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 28 September 2018

New England Square

Hello!
This is the final of the videos to post from teaching at Halsway Manor the other week. New England Square - it's a contra dance reel written by Jonny Dyer that should go like the wind.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki