Halsway Festival Weekend September 2020

Harpas at Halsway - Nyckelharpa Festival
at Halsway Manor
18th - 20th September 2020

This Face-to-Face event unfortunately has been cancelled.
The tutors have been asked if they would like to come next year instead.
So we are going online - watch this space! 

Plans are afoot and will involve Zoom streams and YouTube premieres.
The current plan is will include:
Livestream Workshops in Zoom
Premiere Workshops in YouTube
Evening Concert in Zoom 

Entry into Zoom will be by ticket - the actual pricing structure is still being thought about.
Friday/Saturday day ticket - donation, minimum £1. The money will be split amongst workshop leaders. (Give what you can)
Evening ticket - probably fixed price depending on if I manage to get someone really awesome.

Draft schedule as we figure it out.....

Friday 18th September
20:00 - 22:00 - Zoom Session 
Doors will open at 19:30 and to be honest - there is no finish time. This will be a round the room Zoom session with people leading tunes. Tunes and leaders will be announced in advance. Get in touch if you'd like to lead a tune and which one! More details to follow.

Saturday 19th September
10:00 - 10:15 - Warm Up on YouTube
Vicki will again don her lycra and give you a nyckelharpa based 'keep fit' warm up. Join in or just watch from the sidelines!

10:15 - 10:30 - Nyckelrhythmics in YouTube
Improve your rhythm and general musicianship skills - details tbc

10:30 - Zoom room open and will be open most of the day, except for sound and technical checks.

11:00 - 12:00 - Zoom Workshop 1 - probably Vicki Swan
12:15 - 13:15 - Zoom Workshop 2 - probably Thor Pleyel

13:15 - 14:00 - Lunch / comfort break (zoom room stay open to chat)

14:00 - The global Halsway Parade - play-long. YouTube Premier

14:30 - 15:30 - Zoom Workshop 3 - probably Peter Hedlund
16:00 - 17:00 - Zoom Workshop 4  - probably Leif Alpsjö

17:30 Zoom room closes for sound checks and change of audience.

19:00 - 21:00 - Evening Concert in Zoom tbc

About Vicki Swan - (UK)
Vicki graduated from the Royal College of Music on double bass, specialising in performance. Well known on the British folk scene she is a full time folk musician performing on nyckelharpa, bagpipes and singing. Being half Swedish the nyckelharpa was a natural choice to add to her armory of instruments and is now leading the development of the nyckelharpa in Great Britain with the UK Nyckelharpa Project. In addition to various duo recordings Vicki has published several books for nyckelharpa and worked with Soniccouture to create a nyckelharpa sample pack. Vicki is a qualified teacher, specialising in instrumental teaching and has a masters in Education (specialising in distance tuition on the Scottish smallpipes) and composes and arranges music for the nyckelharpa and other ensembles. She was a member of the ENCORE (European Nyckelharpa Co-operation - ORchestral Experience) in 2013 and a tutor on the International Nyckelharpa Days in Germany in 2014, 2015 and 2020.


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