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World Nyckelharpa Day

Hello! I am really excited to announce that we have World Nyckelharpa Day next year (and every year after we hope!). It’s a really simple concept – this is an opportunity for all nyckelharpa players around the world to go … Continue reading

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Easy Fundraising for Halsway Manor

Hello! We do a lot of workshops at Halsway Manor and they are fundraising to be able to complete some expansion building works. When this is done it will make a very large difference to the size of the courses … Continue reading

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Harpas at Halsway Nyckelharpa Festival 2019

Hello! The festival weekends just keep getting better and better. David and Daniel were two amazing players! We’re still yet to reach the magical number of 50 players together – but there’s no rush… maybe next year! We had several … Continue reading

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Advanced Nyckelharpas at Halsway 2019

Hello! The week went by in a complete flash! It makes me wonder how we fit everything in to a weekend event when the weeks go by so fast. This year we built upon the nyckelrhythmics, this is building up … Continue reading

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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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