Friday, 16 February 2018

That Mallet Moment

Hello!
This week we have a slip jig. Written by Jonny Dyer it's a slip jig written for a contra dance.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki





Friday, 9 February 2018

Elsy's Waltz

Hello,
A little waltz this week. I wrote the tune for my Great Aunt Elsy who sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. I didn't want a sad tune, I wanted a tune that would make me smile every time I played it and this is the result. A really great tune for double stopping.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 2 February 2018

Branle de la Montarde

Hello!
This is my final January #moraharpa #tunefriday. (We got slightly out of synch with January so I could squeeze a Robert Burns song in last week! This is Branle de la Montarde. Another tune from Arbeau's Orchesography. This time I play the tune in different keys on the moraharpa or standard modern 3-row chromatic. It can be played in the same key, but I definitely prefer to play it higher on the nyckelharpa. The three previous weeks I've had my moraharpa tuned ADD - this week it's GDD.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Moraharpa Key


Chromatic Nyckelharpa Key

Friday, 26 January 2018

Ae Fond Kiss

Hello!
I know I'm in the middle of Moraharpa January - but it was Burns on the 25th (yesterday) so I absolutely had to quickly record this melody. It's the original tune for Burn's Ae Fond Kiss - Rory Dall's Port. It's a lovely little tune. In an effort to get this trio recorded quickly the audio is live off the mic at the time of recording and the trio parts are quite simple, so I've uploaded the full trio for you. :)
Um tidying the room? Nope, not that either!
I probably should have been doing other work - but this caught me today!
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So, Happy Burns and Enjoy!
:))
Vicki


Friday, 19 January 2018

La Traditore My Fa Morire

Hello!
It's #moraharpa #tunefriday month, so this week we have another tune from Arbeau's Orchesography - La Traditore My Fa Morire. The name is Italian, but the Orchesography was in French.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki



Friday, 12 January 2018

Washerwoman's Branle

Hello!
It's #moraharpa month! So here is a second Moraharpa tune. This time it's medieval tune from the 1500s. It's from the Orchesgraphy by Arbeau.
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Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 5 January 2018

Skäggigtpolskan

Hello!
After a brief pause after Christmas we're started again! Time for a month of moraharpa tunes. So here is the first one. Skäggigtpolskan - the beardy polska. Goes like this! The dots at the bottom of the page are in two different keys. The one in D minor is a nice place to play it on the nyckelharpa and the other in the key of G minor is how I play it on the Moraharpa.

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Vicki