Thursday, 9 January 2020

The Quantox Reel

Hello!
This tune was written as a marching tune for teaching weekends at Halsway Manor, but it was too hard for the beginners, so I ended up writing The Halsway Parade instead. But I still love this tune! So here it is for you. We decided that the pairing should go on Paper of Pins, so it did!
:)
Enjoy!
Vicki
 

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Friday, 3 January 2020

The Halsway Parade

Hello!
It's a brand new year and time to get these teaching videos up! Rather than try to do them all with a nice snazzy background I've decided that if the tune has been taught on my Nyckelharpa Effect Blog, then it's coming over here. Better to get the tunes up and out into the wild!

So here is The Halsway Parade. A tune I wrote for all the participants at the Nyckelharpa weekend at Halsway Manor to process to. It can be hard to find a tune that everyone knows that is easy enough for beginners to learn quickly, so it's my intention to teach this tune to everyone!
Enjoy!
:)
Vicki
 
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Friday, 16 August 2019

Elegy - for Double Bass

Hello!
We decided that we wanted to film a version of the original Elegy - which was written for double bass and piano. On Twelve Months & a Day it was recorded on cello-pitched nyckelharpa, but it was actually written in this key for double bass. So we recorded and filmed it and here it is.
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:))
Vicki & Jonny
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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Piggelunkschottisen

Hello!
This tune is from our album Paper of Pins. A really groovy schottis. Piggelunk is a dialect word from Jönköping meaning hedgehog, or so I've read on the internet. I suspect however that Pigge Lunk was a cartoon character created by Gösta Knutsson in the 1950s. I'm still trying to find out! But it's a jolly little tune anyway! Enjoy!
:))
Vicki (& Jonny)


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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Bröllopsgåvan

Hello!
This tune is from our album Paper of Pins and was written after I had received a wedding present of a säckpipa. We had been married a few years at this point and it remains an amazing present that has definitely saved my bacon on occasion!
:))
Vicki (& Jonny)


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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Gruvan


Hello!
This is the second tune in the set, last time we had Skomakaren and now we have Gruvan, which means The Mine. The mine in question is in Taberg - Click Here
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki (& Jonny)



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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Skomakaren


Hello!
I've run a couple of säckpipa (Swedish bagpipes) courses at the wonderful Halsway Manor in Somerset, so I thought I would post up the four säckpipa tunes that we've put on two of our albums. So this entry is all about Skomakaren - The Shoemaker.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki (& Jonny)


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