Gammelharpas

The term gammelharpa really just means old-harpa and is a term that covers anything that isn't a modern three-row chromatic nyckelharpa. Vicki plays three different types of gammelharpa: the Moraharpa and the kontrabasharpa. You can see two of  them both in action on this video. The third is a replica of the keyed fiddle found in Sienna in Italy, dating 1408. Vicki calls this a Siennaharpa, but that's just Vicki's name for it.

The Siennaharpa

The Moraharpa

The Moraharpa has an excellent explanation on Wikipedia. So visit that page!

The Kontrabasharpa



Vicki is building an alspel list on both - watch this space.

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