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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 NĂ€cken

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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Beginners Workshop: 30th October

Hello! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks full of admin, but it was time to get a new beginners day in the diary, so: Sunday 30th October in Braintree. Visit the workshop page to see details and get yourself … Continue reading

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What a Weekend!

Hello! Wow! That’s all I can say. We had an amazing weekend at Halsway Manor last weekend. I’ve been away in Sweden since the course finished, but am now back and really take time to appreciate how wonderful the weekend was. … Continue reading

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Five Weeks Until ‘Harpas at Halsway 2016

Hello! It’s starting to get close and here at the NH hive things are hotting up. The ensemble has been left rather to the last minute and we’re off to Sidmouth tomorrow, so I’m frantically trying to orchestrate some of … Continue reading

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The Story of HÄrgalÄten

Hello! We’ve finally got our hands on the video of the story of HĂ„rgalĂ„ten performed at Burg FĂŒrsteneck last October with Magnus. Who knows what will happen at Halsway in September! A few other tunes were performed both in 2015 … 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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Nyckelhats are go!

Hello! I admit it, I’m a bit of a crochet-aholic. Maybe not so much in recent times, but I have crocheted a lot. Hats, gloves, scarves, jumpers, jackets even a teddy (although a very scary looking one!) I bought my … Continue reading

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