In Swedish ‘fika’ is to have a cup of strong coffee with a cinnamon (or any kind of) bun. As often as possible. It is a Swedish institution to stop for fika. Swedes drink really strong coffee. This waltz was written to be calming when you’ve had too much caffeine.
Back in September 2016 Jonny and I were called in to provide the Swedish music for an episode of BBC Holby City. We ended up using Fikavalsen for the first dance at the wedding. We got home and re-recorded it and released it onto all good digital download stores. Right now the episode is available on the BBC iPlayer, watch out for us. We’re playing the music in four scenes and were extras in a couple of others.
The episode will be up on BBC iPlayer during January, so it’s not too late to watch us! We’re also the sound track to the behind the scenes video. You get to see a bit more of what we experienced that day. We’re very happy to say that the nyckelharpa is now well and truly introduced to the mainstream BBC1 TV audience.
Bridal March: Jämtlands Brudmarsch
Recessional: Polska efter Byss-Calle Nr. 32
First Waltz: Fikavalsen
How to buy Fikavalsen – The Single
As featured on BBC Holby City
Available from all good digital download stores.
|Buy the single from our website too!
Details for radio play:
Track Length: 3 minutes 3 seconds
Composer: Vicki Swan
Vicki: nyckelharpa and oktav-nyckelharpa
Jonny: piano and bass
We’re at the very end of the trailer: