Friday, 25 March 2016

Dusty Windowsills

Hello!
This is probably my most favourite 48 bar jig ever and fits so nicely in this key on the nyckelharpa.
This is a two parter - the lesson is Dusty Windowsills, but the video contains two tunes - the second tune I'll blog at a later date.
Enjoy!
:)
Vicki



DustyWilndowsills

First tune (up to 2 minutes 11 seconds)

Friday, 18 March 2016

The Lace in the Door


Hello!
#tunefriday this week is a jig called The Lace in the Door. Fits really nicely on the nyckelharpa. Watch the bowing, the two notes the same are played in the same bow, watch how I play it!
Enjoy!
:)
Vicki



The Lace in the Door

Lace in the Door

Friday, 11 March 2016

Vännens Långdans

Hello!
This week we have a tune written for International Bagpipe Day (10th March 2016). The idea behind the tune was for it to be played on three different breeds of bagpipes - the melody taken on Swedish pipe, the second line on Scottish smallpipes and the third line on English border pipes. It was too good an opportunity to waste so I recorded it on nyckelharpa too. Both versions are embedded below. (The pipe version right at the bottom of the page!) Enjoy!
:)
Vicki




The original bagpipe version:

Friday, 4 March 2016

Skomakarpolskan

Hello!
Today's #tunefriday is Skomakarpolskan - I learnt this as a Swedish bagpipe tune (säckpipa) and here it is on the nyckelharpa. A great tune only needing five notes. A good intro to the polska rhythm too.
Enjoy!
:)
Vicki
skomakarpolskan