South West Tour

harpaaliceHello!
Preparations are well under way for our tour of the South West. We’re taking in a festival, folk clubs, The Whispering Road and the Nyckelharpa weekend at Halsway Manor. The next few weeks are truly jam packed!

The nyckelharpas are all fettled and ready to go at the start of November. The weekend is now pretty much fully booked up, which is awesome!

To catch us on the road have a look at our gig list, or use our handy map below to see if we’re anywhere near you! (The trolls show where we’re performing the Whispering Road). We’ll blog our way round so keep tuning in!
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Vicki & Jonny


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Red House has landed!

RedHouse-smallHello!
Were so happy to announce that Red House has finally arrived! We waited in for three days before the delivery company finally came up with the goods. (Not their fault). We love it! We love the artwork! We love the book that goes with it. We love the whole thing. We did print a few books extra just incase, so if you’re kicking yourself that you didn’t order one yet, you’re in luck, but don’t be too long, they’ll all be gone soon!

Everyone who has pre-ordered has been sent their albums, so the next job is sending it off for review and to radio stations. <bites nails>

We have lots of gigs this autumn, so check out the gig list!

If you’ve received your copy of the album, then you may find this amusing to watch. If you’ve not ordered your copy yet, then watch the video and put your order in to find out why it made us giggle.

🙂
Vicki & Jonny

 

Red House Pre-orders are open!

Hello!
We’re happy to announce that our new album is open for Pre-ordering! We’ve been busy making a limited edition book to accompany the CD. This is only available along with the CD and is, as the name suggests limited edition! So pre-order your copy to make sure you get one! It’s jam packed with all the songs, the melodies, the chords, the tunes, harmonies, bass parts and some random information. We’re launching at the start of September with a celebration folk day somewhere near Braintree, watch this space for details. In the mean time….
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

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Pre-order the brand new album now!

Red House – 2013

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Red House CD & Book – 2013

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Nameless Tune Number Four

Hello!
We’ve loved all the suggestions for tune numbers 1, 2 and 3 so we’ll be putting together a shortlist very soon! In the mean time we have a fourth tune to name! Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!

(It’s not the real recording, this is just so you know what it sounds like).
You’ll find us running around the country this weekend:
21.06.13 – seriouskitchen** The Story Museum, Oxford
22.06.13 – alter egoing at Witley Court and Gardens
22.06.13  – seriouskitchen** at Poundarts, Corsham, Wiltshire
23.06.13 – alter egoing at Witley Court and Gardens
24.06.13 – Warwick Folk Club, Warwick
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Vicki & Jonny

Nameless Tune Number Three

Hello!
We’ve loved all the suggestions for tune numbers 1 and 2, so we’ll be putting together a shortlist very soon! In the mean time we have a third tune to name! Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!

(It’s not the real recording, this is just so you know what it sounds like).
We’ve got a few days at home and then it’s Oxford, Corsham, Warwick with a quick stint in the Victorian era in between. 😀
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

Nameless Tune Number Two…

Hello!
We’ve loved all the suggestions for tune number 1, so we’ll be putting together a shortlist very soon! In the mean time we have a second tune to name! Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!

(It’s not the real recording, this is just so you know what it sounds like).
We’re off to Manchester today and Redbourne tomorrow after two days in Kent yesterday and Thursday so busy, busy, busy!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

Help Required – Tune Names!

Hello!

We’re on the final straight with the brand new album, but we need some help with some tune names. So here is the first tune, can you help us find a name?

Leave your ideas here, facebook, or on soundcloud!
We’ll keep you updated. Another tune in a few days time. We’re also out on the road this weekend!
13.06.13 – Folk at the Drum, North Stanford, Kent
14.06.13 – Orpington Friday Folk, Orpington, Kent
16.06.13 – Music in the Park – Redbourn

Hope to see you somewhere on the road!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

Hello June!

Hello June!
Sometimes we do work that isn’t under our usual folk scene remit, we especially love to play for IKEA (Vicki’s playground when she was little in Sweden). Have a look at our most recent venture, blink and you’ll miss us. (But you’ll hear us anyway!)

In the mean time catch us at random places in June!
02.06.13 – Horsham Folk Club, Horsham, West Sussex
07.06.13 – Norwich Folk Club, Norwich, Norfolk
08 – 09.06.13 – Bagpipe Society Blowout, Polesworth – Swedish tune workshop
13.06.13 – Folk at the Drum, North Stanford, Kent
14.06.13 – Orpington Friday Folk, Orpington, Kent
16.06.13 – Music in the Park – Redbourn
21.06.13 – seriouskitchen** The Story Museum, Oxford
22.06.13  – seriouskitchen** at Poundarts, Corsham, Wiltshire
24.06.13 – Warwick Folk Club, Warwick
30.06.13 – Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
😀
Vicki & Jonny

May has been and gone…

Hello!
What a month we’ve had! We can’t believe that May is nearly gone! We had the wildest couple of commutes between gigs. Milton Keynes to Stockholm to Fishguard. We played for a wonderful Swedish/French wedding on the south coast, hid from some gnomes in London.. it’s been a wild and wacky month. The album is finished in terms of recording, but the mixing continues.

The Swedish Bagpipe tune book is out. It’s been printed in two keys, one for border pipes in G and one for everyone else (but is particularly superb on the nyckelharpa or fiddle. Check out its page for details.

Sweden was very special. We took The Whispering Road out and performed it to the school and then helped years 5 – 7 put on their own storytelling show. A really well motivated and wonderful bunch of children, it was a real pleasure to be there!

Things quieten down a little in June, but we’re still haring around the country!
Check out our gigs page to see if we’re near you!

More soon!
🙂
Vicki & Jonny

April Already?

Hello!
It’s April already, time has flown by and we’ve been busy recording.  We’ve made a little videoblog – but day after day recording isn’t that exciting to blog about!  We’ve got a couple of weeks until we’re back into the full swing of gigs again, but you’ll find us in Bracknell on Tuesday of next week.

We’ve got a great weekend lined up near the end of April at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club.

Saturday 20th:  Scottish Pipe tunes for any instrument.  Vicki will be leading this tune workshop on her Scottish Smallpipes in D – so any instrument capable of playing in D (with C naturals) is more than welcome! (There will be two sets of Scottish smallpipes floating around for people to try too).

Sunday 21st: Nyckelharpa – any chromatic instrument welcome.  There will be five nyckelharpas for people to have a go on and bring your own chromatic instrument and learn some nyckelharpa and some Swedish tunes.  It’ll be epic!

We have quite a few gigs lined up and we’re hoping that Vicki’s tune book will be back from the printers in time.  Fingers crossed!  In the mean time.  See you somewhere on the road!

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Vicki & Jonny

 

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