We’re now back home again safe and sound. We didn’t didn’t blow away and the house seems to have escaped unscathed. Essex did seem to get quite a battering though. After Totnes and Corsham we headed across to Halsway Manor for Nyckelharpas at Halsway II. Twelve bright eyed and bushy tailed nyckelharpa players eagerly chomping at the bit. I had stashed four nyckelharpas ready and two more had been sent over for the workshop from Sweden. (Thank you Olle!) They survived the journey and I was really happy to be able to unite them with new owners.
I always find the sound of massed nyckelharpas amazing and we had a really good go at three of the orchestral pieces from ENCORE. The nyckelharpa is rapidly gaining popularity in this country and the weekend is going from strength to strength. The dates are booked already for 2014 and even 2015. I’ve made a little final tour video blog of some of the musical highlights of the second week. Enjoy!
Vicki & Jonny