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Badges!!

Hello! We have badges. Much like I decided I really wanted wristbands at Halsway I got it into my head that I really wanted to make badges. I also knew that I wanted a nyckelharpa design, but I’m quite rubbish … Continue reading

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The Nyckelharpa on Holby City

Hello! It’s been a very exciting week here! The nyckelharpa has hit prime time BBC1. It may have only been a passing soap opera appearance, but there it most definitely was! In the grand scheme of being an extra on … Continue reading

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Fikavalsen

Hello! We may have mentioned that we (Jonny and myself) undertook a secret mission at the end of September. The fruits of our labour can only really be revealed at the start of January – (unless you happened to be … Continue reading

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

Hello! Happy St Patrick’s Day! We’ve got a new addition to the harpa family. Technically it is a nyckelharpa, but he’s a special little thing and only to be used for Scottish and Irish stuff, so he’s called a button-fiddle. … Continue reading

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Off To Germany

Hello! I’ve recovered from the awesome weekend that was ‘Harpas at Halsway – Nyckelharpa Festival. I’ve made lots of plans for next year. I thoroughly debriefed myself and have made plenty of notes from all the feedback I got. Spaces … Continue reading

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A hive of activity…

Hello! It’s a real hive of activity here today! I’ve managed to get two books off to print today. The first is actually a flute book, so not that relevant to the nyckelharpa, but it’s been a tight deadline and … Continue reading

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Five Weeks until Halsway…

Hello! It’s now only five weeks until the Halsway Manor extravaganza and there is so much to do! Ensemble music to write, the schedule to finish, a concert to put together, tunes to put together. This would keep me busy … Continue reading

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March Musings

Hello! I can’t believe it’s March already! We now have only six months to do until the extravaganza that is going to be the Halsway Manor Nyckelharpa Festival weekend. We have a full complement of beginners now, so if anyone wanting to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hello! Happy New Year everyone! I’m finally recovering from our frantic December, clearing the inbox and getting ready for new challenges and projects. January was earmarked for recording a new album of nyckelharpa ensemble music, but this is getting a … Continue reading

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A Sound of Christmas Past

Hello! It’s December time and we’ve been very busy with our seasonal work. It sees us galavanting around the country in various different costumes and eras. Last January we recorded a new album – A Sound of Christmas Past. It’s … Continue reading

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