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Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK

johnadams 01 Oct 11 - 02:13 PM
Mo the caller 04 Oct 11 - 08:27 AM
johnadams 04 Oct 11 - 11:22 AM
Ross Campbell 04 Oct 11 - 12:23 PM
Folkiedave 04 Oct 11 - 12:37 PM
johnadams 04 Oct 11 - 12:55 PM
TopcatBanjo 05 Oct 11 - 04:51 AM
Ross Campbell 05 Oct 11 - 05:45 AM
Ross Campbell 05 Oct 11 - 06:08 AM
GUEST,Richard Robinson 05 Oct 11 - 07:05 AM
Mo the caller 17 Oct 11 - 08:14 AM
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Subject: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: johnadams
Date: 01 Oct 11 - 02:13 PM

I have the offer of a workshop/lecture/session led by Norwegian Hardanger
fiddle player Britt Pernille Frøholm, who's visiting Huddersfield Music
Festival to perform an experimental piece.
She's looking to meet other fiddlers and maybe deliver a workshop session.
It's still in the design stage and could be what people want it to be. Given
that most of us don't own Hardangers it would be based on demonstration and
a look at repertoire and style of playing.

This would take place on Saturday 26th November at The Shop, Oldham Rd,
Ripponden, West Yorks.

Who might be up for it?

Please don't react with 'sorry, too far away' - it just wastes bandwidth.


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 08:27 AM

because no-one has wasted band width the thread has slipped invisibly off the board.
So I'll refresh it with a stupid question.
Are there similarities of technique between a Hardanger and other instruments with drone strings?
There are quite a few Hudy Gurdy players around in Cheashire. Might they be interested? If so it might be worth advertising it at the Audlem Gurdy & Bagpipe day on Nov 11th.


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: johnadams
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 11:22 AM

Thanks Mo. I don't think hurdy-gurdy players are going to learn much actual technique from Hardanger playing but they might be informed in lots of other ways. All sorts of musical activities benefit from looking widely don't they - for instance programming a synth.

I'll see if I can get the word around to the Audlem event.

I just need to get a dozen or so people interested in order to make it worth her while doing some thing.

Hardanger's a bit super-specialist really!


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 12:23 PM

The sympathetic strings on a Hardanger fiddle run under the fingerboard and are not bowed.

The drone strings on a hurdy-gurdy have two notches on the bridge, one where they can be set to sound (in contact with the wheel), another where the string is lifted off the wheel and not sounded.

What about Nyckelharpas? Are the extra strings bowable or jsut sympathetic?

Ross


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: Folkiedave
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 12:37 PM

http://www.taithrecords.co.uk/sym might be worth contacting.

I went to a Scandinavian session in Sheffield before the summer and there were three hardangers there. The young lady in the middle of the picture above was one of them I think.

Sam Sweeney plays of course - he might be a good contact.


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: johnadams
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 12:55 PM

@ Ross - the Nykelharpa extra strings are sympathetic - and there's a dozen + to keep in tune.

@ Dave - thanks, I'll see if I can get word to them.


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 04:51 AM

Hello,

Sounds interesting! I know a couple of people in the area (plus me) who might well be interested. One key thing I guess people need to know about is cost...any idea on what this might be if you manage to get the requisite numbers?

Cheers,
Maria


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 05:45 AM

Hardanger fiddle for sale - made in China! Looks the business.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deluxe-fancy-Norwegian-fiddle-4-4-violin-4-4-4277-/230681415513?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b5af0

Ross


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 06:08 AM

Another one - slightly different. Very detailed pics, and a tuning diagram at the bottom of the listing.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Deluxe-fancy-Concert-4-4-violin-4-5-perfect-sound-4724-/230681821073?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35

Ross


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: GUEST,Richard Robinson
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 07:05 AM

"I don't think hurdy-gurdy players are going to learn much actual technique from Hardanger playing but they might be informed in lots of other ways".

Yes - the music itself. I mean, there are people who don't relate so much to technical issues of drones or bowing, but would still be interested to hear about the tunes they play in Norway, and what they sound like.


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: Mo the caller
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 08:14 AM

Did you get your quorum?


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 02:20 PM

I'm still waiting for the OP to provide some more detail on costs, if any, before I can recommend it to anyone, but I am not sure whether he/she has been on the forum since posting this initially.


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: johnadams
Date: 17 Oct 11 - 02:23 PM

Hi Mo,

The workshop is going ahead with the emphasis on learning Norwegian tunes.

Workshop on Norwegian tunes
with
Britt Pernille Frøholm


Saturday 26th November 2011
11am - 4pm
at
The Shop,103 Oldham Rd
Ripponden, HX6 4EB
£12 (£10 conc)

Learn some Norwegian tunes with one of Norway's most exciting and innovative fiddlers. Following her performance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Britt Pernille Frøholm will be reverting to traditional music mode and sharing some of the repertoire from the Nordfjord area.The key instrument is fiddle but players of other instruments are welcome. Contact us for more specific guidance.

Bookings: 01422 822413 / 07811 881 705

johnadams@imailbox.com
http://www.ryburn3step.org.uk/specials.html


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 18 Oct 11 - 09:44 AM

Thanks for the info, I have sent it on to a couple of fiddle-playing friends who live locally.


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Subject: RE: Possible Hardanger day in W Yorks UK
From: TopcatBanjo
Date: 21 Oct 11 - 07:36 PM

Coincidentally there was a short programme about a hardanger fiddle player on R4 yesterday - link to Listen Again here:

Musical Migrants episode on hardanger fiddle


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