Category Archives: Halsway

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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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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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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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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What a Weekend!

Hello! It was another fabulous weekend. 22 students, 2 tutors. It’s always so good to get together with other nyckelharpa players. This year we were sharing with melodeon makers and they added a certain free-reedy-ness about the evenings. I ran … Continue reading

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Nyckelharpa weekend madness here we come

Hello! It’s finally here! The March weekend at Halsway Manor. We’re totally full – 22 places. Which isn’t bad as I was aiming for 12. I’m about to sign off before we leave tomorrow. I need to run the harpa … Continue reading

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Under Five Weeks Until Halsway!

Hello! The wheel of the year turns very, very quickly! It’s less than five weeks until we fill Halsway Manor with nyckelharpas again. Smaller than the September weekend, but definitely bigger than last April! I’m still busy prepping and don’t … Continue reading

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Another Wonderful Weekend at Halsway Manor

Hello! That was another amazing weekend with a group of amazing people! I had such fun teaching more canons, a team-event piece, making another harpa wheel, making new friends from as far apart as Germany, Belgium and Uruguay.  As always … Continue reading

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Dates for 2017

Hello! It’s been a busy week sorting out dates for 2017 for the residential weekend and subject to crossing the t-s and dotting the i-s we’ve got some pencilled in dates! The beginners weekend has shuffled back into March: 10th – … Continue reading

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Next Workshop – Sunday 17th July

Hello! I just filled up the workshop on 3rd April – so I’ve posted up a new date: Sunday 17th July. Currently all four spaces are available, so get in touch if you’d like to have a go on the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Hello! Happy New Year to everyone! We had a wonderful December over here, over there, pretty much over everywhere with our Christmas show! We piled into the New Year with a ceilidh, one day all ceilidh bands will be led … Continue reading

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