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GUEST,Sarah 28 Jan 05 - 02:22 AM
GUEST,Jim Talbot 03 Feb 11 - 02:59 AM
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Subject: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 02:22 AM

From very small beginnings, the UK nyckekharpa fraternity is growing steadily.

Four of us got together at Tideswell in Derbyshire a few weeks back to play for a general weekend of music and dancing on a Scandinavian theme along with other fine musicians.

We will also try to get together at the Scandinavian Festival in Horton in Ribblesdale for the May Day bank holiday.

For those wishing to learn (which is most of us), there is a workshop with Niklas Roswall at the Norwich international festival in March where there will also be dance workshops.

Cheers
Sarah


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,Jim Talbot
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 02:59 AM

How are nyckelharpas doing in the UK? Are there enough players for us to form some sort of group to help with sourcing parts/ repairs/ workshops/ general advice? What about a UK Nyckelharpa Association then?


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: My guru always said
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 04:03 AM

Vicki Swann plays her Nyckelharpa at a lot of the clubs & festivals I go to. Anyone reading this thread who doesn't know what a Nyckelharpa looks like, you can see a picture of Vicki plating one on the link at the start of this post.

Glad to see that this fascinating instrument has other players in the UK!


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 05:34 AM

I know of Gavin Pennycook up here in Scotland and suspect that there is at least one other player up here (making three of us). I have heard of a lassie who has played at a folk festival in Wales and that's all.....but there must be more of us (I'm guessing at least a dozen). In the same way that the dulcimer fraternity have their own players group, I was thinking about something along the same lines for we nyckelharpa players.....I'm happy to set up a website, any ideas and contacts would be appreciated.

Jim


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: Michael
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 06:53 AM

Sam Pirt also plays one.

Mike


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 08:31 AM

As does the fiddle play who plays with Fay Hield.


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,Folkiedave
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 08:33 AM

That's Sam Sweeney.


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,Jim Talbot
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 08:42 AM

Sorry I didn't put my name to the posting above, fourth from the top......are there links to these folk mentioned? I found Vicki Swann's website very useful, thank you.


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 11:03 AM

Try contacting Yorkshire Dales Workshops for Scandinavian events, some involving Nyckelharpas.


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,Doug Saum
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 04:54 PM

For what it's worth: There's a great nyckelharpist in San Francisco named Aryeh Frankfurter; he has many CD's at CDbaby. ds


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,SRD
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 05:21 PM

Clare Salaman, who plays with the Ian McMillan Orchestra, is also a fine nyckelharpist.


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: open mike
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 06:52 PM

here is Aryeh's web site / nyckelhparpa link
http://www.lionharp.com/nyckelharpa.html

american nyckelharpa association
www.nyckelharpa.org
is a great resource..
and they have a yahoo group
where you can find a lot of
info including festivals,
workshops, concerts, and
links.

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nyckelharpa/<*>

find out about the Eric Sahlström Institute in Tobo, Sweden and their Scholarship program.

also see info on other international events..
Events related to BURG FÜRSTENECK in Germany

1. There will be a two hour concert review on the national German radio "Deutschlandfunk" January 23, 2011, 9 to 11 pm MEZ!!! on the Internet www.dradio.de. There will be a live-stream and there is also a tool "dradio-Recorder" to record the live-stream automatically.
The concert was played at BURG FÜRSTENECK in Germany October 9, 2010 by the members of the EU CADENCE project (www.cadence.nyckelharpa.eu) and the teachers of the International Nyckelharpa Days at BURG FÜRSTENECK.
A variety of music, from early to contemporary, can be heard along with Scandinavian music. Some pieces where composed especially for nyckelharpa ensemble.

2. On January 31, 2011 we will have a new start for the continuous European Nyckelharpa Training at BURG FÜRSTENECK in Germany. There are some places available. See: (www.nyckelharpa.eu)

3. The 8th International Days of the Nyckelharpa at BURG FÜRSTENECK in Germany will be October 6 – 9, 2011. Last year we had more than 90 Nyckelharpa player from 11 nations. More Information is available here: (www.burg-fuersteneck.de/folk/nyckelharpa_eng.htm).


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: open mike
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:08 PM

also check these mudcat threads (listed above)
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=54390
also (mis)spelled nykleharp, nickleharp


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: jumbledjim
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 02:36 AM

Thanks for the information....I had found the ANA and a wide range of nyckelharpa websites in Scandinavia, but was more concerned about finding out about UK players, UK workshops and UK organisations (and some of the replies above have answered these points), simply from the point of not wanting to travel vast distances for first hand nyckelharpa experiences.


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: open mike
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 03:30 AM

what i mean is that the UK players could connect thru the ANA--and it could help you keep in touch...and could lead to connections in UK!


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: jumbledjim
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 05:18 AM

I see what you mean open mike, however, I have to say I was put off by two things with ANA....first the annual fee is way above an equivalent UK group ((I'm thinking of the Nonsuch Dulcimer Group); secondly it was effectively Paypal only and I have security issues with Paypal. Surely it would make more sense if there are now enough UK players to form an association here and then affiliate to ANA if desired by the majority?


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: kitchen piper
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 09:08 AM

Hello!
It's wonderful the nyckelharpa stuff that's going on! We already have a network to keep in touch with each other. There is the Nyckelharpa Yahoo group and also a FaceBook group and I have a website where I am assembling information. There are going to be some interesting things happening from the summer, so keep an eye on the site that I am putting together.
Nyckelharpas in the UK
I plan on making it a resource of information for us all here in the UK.
:))
Vicki


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: jumbledjim
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 10:48 AM

Great news Vicki, I will add links to the sites from various other pages/websites.

Jim


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 11:38 AM

There is an unteresting feature by Gavin Pennycook in the current edition of The Living Tradition magazine.


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 06:56 AM

I'm planning to make a Moraharpa some time soon. Anyone here play such a thing?


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: kitchen piper
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 04:01 PM

I know of two people for sure that own Moraharpas in the UK. I'd love one! :)


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 06:52 PM

Just keep crocheting Vicki....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: jumbledjim
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 02:33 AM

Making a Moroharpa sounds an interesting project....I'm putting wood aside at the moment to have a go at making a nyckelharpa myself, but fancy tweeking the design if at all possible to make it lighter whilst still retaining the strength necessary for the stringing. I'm growing my own wood for the project...


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: open mike
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 01:31 PM

the yahoo group does not cost anything to join...
(you just need a yahoo password)
it is thru the e-mail there that i found my 'harpa..
<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nyckelharpa/<*>


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Subject: RE: UK nyckelharpas
From: jumbledjim
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 04:58 PM

I already have a harpa Open mike, but have just caught the "making" bug that I gather eventually gets many fiddlers and harpa players....in my own case it was the realisation that my friendly local luthier wasn't going to touch such a beast of an instrument, "you're on your own wi that ein laddie" were his words, so any repairs/improvements were going to be down to me.....


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