Friday, 14 February 2020

Två Hjärtans Polska

Hello!
It's Valentines Day - or as we Moraharpa players call it - Moraharpa day! So today I teach a tune on the moraharpa. Enjoy!
:D
Vicki


Friday, 7 February 2020

Don't Drive Tired

Hello!
It's the final tune from the album! The album is now out and here, hurrah! It arrived whilst we were at Halsway Manor and then this final tune was bumped by a week because of last week's sad tune. I for one am certainly reeling by the impact our current politics is having. But this blog is all about being inclusive and helping people be better nyckelharpa players - so that's enough of that. We shall continue making music and touring both in the UK and in the EU, in no small way possible because I am Swedish. :)

So the final tune is Don't Drive Tired and it's the third 16 bar jig. Play it with panache and gusto! Again this isn't the key I play it on the album as on the album I play it on border pipes in G. But if I'd been doing it on the harpa, this is the key I would have chosen!

I've got a workshop this weekend, so over the next few weeks there will be some tunes from that coming up. Also - as a note have you spotted about World Nyckelharpa Day yet? Check it out - I'll be banging on about that for the next two months!!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki



Friday, 31 January 2020

Friday, 24 January 2020

Diversion Ahead

Hello!
It's the second of the chapelloise 16 bar jigs today. Diversion Ahead. Enjoy!
We've got one more tune left after this and then the album will be released!!!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 17 January 2020

Double Shot Coffee

Hello!
There are only three tunes left from the album now! They are 16 bar jigs perfect for a chapelloise or the Gay Gordons. On the album they are played on the English Border pipes and in a different key, so this version is in a key that lovely for the nyckelharpa! (I've included the album version on pipes below!)
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki



Friday, 10 January 2020

Contrapasso

Hello!
It's time for the third and final tune in the Medieval Contradance set from Sleep Deprivation. The tune itself isn't hard, but playing it up to speed is quite tricky!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 3 January 2020

Controtto

Hello!
This is the second of a three tune set from the new album. (Now sent off and we're waiting for news of it's replication). It's from the Medieval Contra set, so I've included me playing it on the sienaharpa again. Enjoy!
:))
Vicki