Sunday, 7 February 2021

New Website!

 Hello!

After five years of publishing all my materials to this blog I have decided that it's time to start to put up some sort of paywall. I really want as many people as possible to be able to learn and gain information but I also need to be able to eat. So I am gradually transferring all the materials from here to a brand new website. There is a lot of music here, so it is going to take time!

Vicki's Music Room!

Some of the materials will be available for preview - but for the full experience there is now a (very reasonable) monthly subscription of £5 (or £10 if you can afford it). So it's time to visit my new site - bookmark it and join up!

Keep in touch and stay on the nyckelharpa journey with me!
:))
Vicki

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Alcester (Virtual) Contra - 5th February 2021

Hello!
We're playing for Alcester Virtual Contra on Friday 5th February. So if you'd like to come and play-along here's the tune list for the evening! As usual we can't be 100% sure what order we're going to play these in or if we'll do all of them. We know it won't be everything! There is one tune that is put against two dances - we know we'll only do one of the dances and they're different lengths - so we'll let you know what is what as we go through!!


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The Growling Old Man / Gaspe Reel
Sleep Deprivation
Fiddling About (Part of Grandpa Joe)
One for Diana (waltz)

Two of these sets we'll be playing as "session" sets before the dance. So if you only have time to practise two, these are the two to do! 

If you want to come along - just get in touch with Meg for details!
We look forward to seeing you there!
:))
Vicki

Monday, 18 January 2021

One for Aires

Hello!
It's exercise week this week. This is an exercise and a tune, so lots to get your teeth into.
The exercise is a string crossing one, not too tricky, 
I've put several videos below. One is the whole lesson, then I've split the tune out so you can play along with both parts, then play the accompaniment against my melody and then the melody against my accompaniment! Here's an example of the bowings you can use:


Enjoy
:))
Vicki
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THE LESSON

THE TUNE AS A DUET

THE ACCOMPANIMENT FOR YOU TO PLAY THE TUNE TO

THE TUNE FOR YOU TO PLAY THE ACCOMPANIMENT TO

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Lille Lappen Lila's Polska

Hello!
Happy New Year! It's 2021 and we're still all here. England has just gone into a new lockdown, so it's time to shake things up on the blog and get back to work! Just before Christmas Jonny was commissioned to write a piece of music for a Swedish Lapphund and this is that tune. The remit was to write a Swedish tune, but we wanted it playable on the Northumbrian Smallpipes. So here it is, it's a slängpolska and playable on the NSPs. 
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki
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Friday, 25 December 2020

New Years Eve Zoom Contra Dance

Hello!
Let's Party!  NYE contra dance! Details are on this blog!

We have a final version and even an order! Update your pad now!
If you want to attend - just register!

If you'd like to donate to the UK organisers specifically and the callers and our UK event then use this:

See you tonight!
:))
Vicki & Jonny


Tune List V3.0

Sleep Deprivation
Anastasia (note this is in Em!)
One for Diana (waltz)
The Growling Old Man / Gaspe Reel
Oddville Cupola 
Fiddling About (Part of Grandpa Joe)
Bring With a Noise Tune

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Vicki & Jonny's Christmas Carol Concert


Hello!
We've had an amazing December - given the circumstances! We've been on Zoom tour and last night was the last of three different shows that we put on in Zoom. This was our Carol Concert

To buy access to the Carol Concert here:
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We released the dots and the words so you can sing or play-along with us.
Enjoy!
:)
Vicki

Monday, 14 December 2020

Mjölnaren från Ulriksberg

Hello!
Today we have a lovely little tune called Mjölnaren Från Ulriksberg. Written by a lovely guy called Gene Karlsson who lives out in America.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki



Saturday, 21 November 2020

Polska från Mariebol - Morfars Polska

Hello!
Today we have a tune that I learnt from Ceylon Wallin himself, well sort of. There is an amazing YouTube video of him playing it and I learnt it from that. So here is my lesson and also the original, so you can learn if from him too!
:))
Vicki