Friday, 21 June 2019

The Singi Sunset

Hello!
A little short video today - The Singi Sunset. It's nice and slow. Singi is a place up on the Kings Trail in the north of Sweden. I arranged this for nyckelharpa trio, so the video below is from one of the weekends at Halsway where we played it as an ensemble. (It goes into Barham Down in that video). The video tells you all about the trip that inspired the tune!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki



Friday, 14 June 2019

Spikens Vals

Hello!
I'm catching up a bit! This week we have Spikens Vals. This tune was shared to the group at Halsway. Of course I went home to investigate a bit more about it. So I've got a theme and two variations here. The tune is actually in G major, but the version we played at Halsway had a minor A part. So I've taught the fully G major version, then the version with the minor A part and then the version with a semi-minor A part! It's this last version that we mostly play. I think it's good to know all three though!
Enjoy!
:)
Vicki

Friday, 7 June 2019

Hassefallpolskan

Hello!
It's another silverbasharpa tune this week, Hassefallpolskan. Of course it works nicely on the standard nyckelharpa, but you get the real magic in the B part on a silversbasharpa.
Enjoy
:))
Vicki


Friday, 31 May 2019

Slängpolska (efter Calle Svankvist)

Hello!
It's a slängpolska this week. Again most definitely a silverbasharpa tune! Watch out for the extra beats. If you're on a silverbas, just give them a really good swipe and make it swing!
:)
Vicki

Friday, 24 May 2019

Hambo-Polska efter Sixten i Verpeshultaberg

Hello!
A silverbasharpa tune! It's from Småland and Sixten was a fiddle player. But it fits so well on the silverbas, so maybe the tune travelled!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 17 May 2019

Cadrill Kozaken

Hello!
This week we have tune from Småland. (I like doing tunes from Småland, they're different and they're from where my family is from). I learnt this tune on the säckpipa first and really loved it. I like to start off really slowly and play it faster and faster. I've included it filmed as a duo with the säckpipa. Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 10 May 2019

Svängrumpa

Hello!
A jolly tune today. One that is played in a lot of sessions here in the UK. It was our encore piece for a while. Svängrumpa means swing your bottom, so make sure you swing your bottom when you play it! Enjoy!
:))
Vicki