Paper of Pins Pre-orders are Open!

Friday 20th May

Hello!
We are really excited to finally be able to open Paper of Pins for pre-order! Of course you’re going to want to know what’s on the album – we we made a little video teaser trailer for you! So watch the video and then pre-order and we’ll send you the album as soon as it arrives in a couple of weeks time!
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Vicki & Jonny

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Pre-order your copy of Paper of Pins now!
Paper of Pins (2016)
Price(GBP): £12.00

 

Jonny’s Canon – Full Performance

Hello!
We had a really cool day on Monday. We filmed a full performance of Jonny’s Canon from the album Paper of Pins. We hope that you enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed filming! If you’d like to perform Jonny’s Canon, Click Here to download the dots! Or go to Jonny’s page with lots of information on it!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

 

Website Update!

6th May 2016

Hello all!
The album is off to press! So in celebration we’ve given the website its final spruce up…
Terry at One Big Idea Photography did an amazing job getting us inside the nyckelharpa!
We love the result!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

Spring Cleaning…

5th May 2016

Hello all!
We’re having a bit of a spring clean here today. Jonny is busy prepping the final files to upload for the album whilst I’m doing the submission to CDbaby and of course it’s never a straight line – you start to have a tidy up of the website and instead of removing pages I’ve ended up adding pages! It was a lot of fun to watch the old Gleowien Video diary. We’ve done a few video diaries, but it’s not until many years later that I really appreciate them. It would be amazing to watch videos from the oldest albums. At least we have Gleowien and Stones on the Ground to watch.  (Although Youtube decided we didn’t own some of the tracks and we had to strip out some audio!! We decided we liked our youtube account too much to put up a fight!)
So the day is here – Paper of Pins is going off to press – we’re very, very excited!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

Final Album Update….

21st April 2016

inside-smallHello all!
This is probably our final new album update before we go off to press and open up for pre-orders! We had the photoshoot for the alum cover last night and had lots and lots of fun! The musical instruments were definitely the stars of the show, especially the fiddle-harpa. Have a look at the little videoblog we took (and get a sneak preview of some of the final audio!) If you have a close look at the photo on the left you can see what was found inside the ‘harpa!

We’ve had a busy time with books and these are all being added to our Music Publishing website at Wetfootmusic, so swing on by and see if there is anything that tickles your fancy!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

Happy St Patrick’s Day

17th March 2016

Hello!
Happy St Patrick’s Day! We’ve got a new addition to the harpa family. Technically it is a nyckelharpa, but he’s a special little thing and only to be used for Scottish and Irish stuff, so he’s called a button-fiddle. So we recorded a little video to introduce the new fiddle. A Scottish and an Irish reel.
Slainte!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny


International Bagpipe Day 2016

10th March 2016

Hello!
The day is finally here, It’s International Bagpipe Day! So as I’ve already shared my video of Vännens memorystickLångdans I’ve made a playlist of five of the tunes that I’ve recorded and videoed as Medeos (that’s like video, but as the ensembles are me, they’re medeos. So midday today – get outside and play your pipes!

We’ve recorded many bagpipe tunes over the years – so we’ve put together a special offer for International Bagpipe Day this year – a memory stick with all the pipe tunes recorded on it! It’s a 4GB memory stick with audio files, music dots and slow versions of quite a lot of the tunes too:










 UK  EU  Rest of World

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Vicki (& Jonny)


The Cow Horn in IKEA Coventry

6th March 2016

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We took a little trip to IKEA this week to see what the cow horn would sound like down in the warehouse. It turns out that it sounds awesome! We were allowed into the store before it opened and dodging the forklift trucks as they restocked the shelves we took this video.

Enjoy!
:))
Vicki & Jonny


Bagpipes and Beyond!

27th February 2016

Hello!
International Bagpipe Day isn’t until March 10th, but this weekend it’s the Third International Bagpipe Conference, this year up n Glasgow. I’ve pre-recorded a video that I was all set to release on the 10th March, but because the conference is now I’ve decided to release it into the world early!

So here it is! Introducing the Vicki Swan Bagpipe Trio. 😀

If you’d like a copy of the dots go and visit my blogger page. You’ll find a bit more information on my bagpipes too. The great thing about releasing this tune early is that maybe people will record themselves playing it on March 10th itself! That would be amazing!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny


Chiltern Voice FM Live Interview Video

22nd February 2016

Hello!
We were lucky enough to be interviewed on Chiltern Voice 87.9FM yesterday afternoon. The radio station was having a trial two week broadcast period and the wonderful George Papavgeris had his own folk show called Folk Like These. There’s no listen again facility for the show – but I snuck a little video camera into the studio and videoed our interview. I was so successful at sneaking it in that even we forgot it was there!
Enjoy!
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Vicki & Jonny


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