Friday, 6 April 2018

Jack Pudding

Hello!
This week I'm at Halsway Manor playing for the Playford dance weekend. So I thought I'd do a Playford tune. Jack Pudding. I loved playing for this dance and we did it several times. I didn't get any real time to film the #tunefriday, so I had to sneak it in in a break. The dance at the end is three different takes merged together. The dance is longer than the video, but quite long enough for this #tunefriday!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 30 March 2018

Reinländer från Norge

Hello!
This week we have a jolly little tune called Reinländer fern Norge. I taught it at Halsway Manor a few weeks ago as a tune that goes higher up the keyboard. You can find this tune and a harmony line in the Scandinavian Fiddle Tunes - click here! (but it's great for nyckelharpa too as I compiled the book).
Enjoy!
Happy Easter!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 23 March 2018

Starter for Two

Hello!
It's been nearly two weeks since the weekend at Halsway Manor for the beginners and intermediates. I love it when new players start and go home with their new instrument after the weekend and we had four such people, that went home with instruments.  I wrote this little tune to help get to know the C string. So it's a tune for the complete beginners this week. I've filmed it for the C string, but it works on the D string too. I'll put up both versions - but it's only filmed for C.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 16 March 2018

The Connaught Man's Rambles

Hello!
It's St Patrick's Day tomorrow, so I thought I should do an Irish jig. So here is the Connaught Man's Rambles. This week in celebration of St Patrick's I've done a little compiled video for it. (I know the beard fools no-one!)
Enjoy
:D
Vicki


Friday, 9 March 2018

Perry the Partridge

Hello!
Today is the start of my March course at the wonderful Halsway Manor down in Somerset. I pretty much always start my beginners off with this tune. It's a canon, so every two bars the next player starts. It'll bound to be played over the weekend. Here's a photo to show how special this place is! I'll post more pictures over the weekend!
:))
Vicki





Monday, 5 March 2018

How Do you hold the Moraharpa Bow?

Hello!
A quick little video. The Moraharpa bow is held a little bit differently to a normal bow. You have to tension it between your fingers and your thumb. Watch the video to see how I do this.

It's cool!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 2 March 2018

Adam's Apple Seed

Hello!
This snowy Friday we have a spring like tune. :D It's a five note tune great for beginners. A tune I'm going to teach at Halsway next week, so really I'm posting this up in readiness for the new bunch of beginners I'll be teaching this tune for. Enjoy!
:))
Vicki