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Tutors Revealed for Harpas at Halsway September 2019

Hello all! It is now my great pleasure to announce the tutors for September 2019! As we all know (or if you didn’t, then you do now!) the nyckelharpa is ultimately descended from the mighty kontrabasharpa. This year I can … Continue reading

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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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#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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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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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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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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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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Workshops and the Näcken

Hello! It was great to meet another four people wanting to try the nyckelharpa this weekend. I had a lot of fun and I’m pretty sure that there is a budding harpa player just waiting to get her hands on … Continue reading

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We’re off to the Netherlands!

Hello! We had the most amazing summer! Things are calming down now, but we’re off to The Netherlands for the weekend next weekend, so a little plug for seeing the nyckelharpa in The Netherlands. If you’d like a lesson or … Continue reading

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