Author Archives: Vicki Swan

2019 here we come!

Hello! It’s been an awesome 2018 for the nyckelharpa. Lots of lovely new players. So I’m now ramping up to start all over again in 2019! We kick off the year in January with a complete beginners day at Benslow … Continue reading

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Harpas at Halsway Nyckelharpa Festival 2018

Hello! We’ve just come back from another amazing weekend at Halsway Manor. Another 45 nyckelharpa players. We had the amazing Torbjörn Näsbom and Josefina  Paulsson tutoring this year and they gave a formidable concert on the Saturday night. But it … Continue reading

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The Year of the Scaffolding

Hello! I’ve just come home from an amazing week at Halsway Manor. This is the 11th course that I’ve run at this amazing place and every time I come I fall more and more in love with it. The idea … Continue reading

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Advanced Nyckelharpa Course at Halsway

Hello! In three days time I will be at Halsway Manor again, this time teaching a more advanced nyckelharpa course. This week is adding the third stage of nyckelharpa tuition – the advanced people. I’ve tried to make this a real … Continue reading

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GDPR

Hello! There’s been a lot of talk about GDPR recently and everyone making sure they’re compliant. So I decided it was time to do something a little more official with my mailing list! So far I’ve only used a little … Continue reading

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#tunefriday and Youtube

Hello all! For more than two years now I’ve been building up a bank of teaching videos, loose grouped together with hashtag – #tunefriday. They all uploaded to my Nyckelharpa youtube channel and then teaching pages made at my Nyckelharpa … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hello! Happy New Year to all ‘harpa players everywhere! The countdown is set to the first Halsway course of the year. The original plan was only to have one class in March – but just like last year the signups … Continue reading

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A Nyckelharpa Christmas Playlist

Hello! It’s December and I’m out on the road for most of the month. But I did manage to get the camera out and record some videos for my #tunefridays. Each tune this month has a nice little video, so … Continue reading

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Another Amazing Weekend!

Hello! What a weekend! We did it again, we filled Halsway Manor with nyckelharpas! 45 of us split into four groups. I’d like to thank everyone for coming and look forward to another great year next year. Talking of next … Continue reading

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Three Weeks Until Harpas at Halsway

Hello! It’s three weeks until the extravaganza that is the September weekend at Halsway Manor. There is still a lot to be done! We’ve unfortunately had a couple of people pull out through illness.  So there is now one place … Continue reading

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Glad Midsommar!

Happy Midsummer everyone! It’s all hands on deck over here! Halsway is fast approaching as ever there is a lot to do! I’ve been busy making some alterations to the website. My #tunefriday has been running for 18 months now, … Continue reading

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Lewes Saturday Folk CLub

Hello! I’ve just put together the final details for a workshop down in Lewes. It’s a mixed sort of workshop, but very led on the nyckelharpa with nyckelharpa players in mind. The workshop is looking like this at the moment. … Continue reading

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Halsway September 2017

Hello! The bookings for September 2017 actually opened back in September 2016, but we’re now at the stage where – if you’re thinking of coming, now is the time to book! The rooms are going fast! I’d really like to … Continue reading

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Next workshop – Sunday 30th April

Hello! The next workshop date is up. 🙂 Sunday 30th April. One space has already gone. So book up now to secure yours. Details can be found on the workshop page. 🙂 Vicki

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10 Year Harpaversary

Hello! Exactly 10 years ago something happened that pretty much changed my life. I flew to Sweden to pick up my first nyckelharpa. I still have that instrument. He gets used in workshops and also as the second instrument when … Continue reading

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