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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Yorkshire Dales (3) Music and Dancing

Some pictures and videos from last weekend
Dance workshop led by Katinka Kundler and Petter Johansson with Jon Holmén (fiddle) in the foreground
Trying out a Rättvik polska
Rapt attention from a couple of participants
The workshop leaders perform...



Willow Flutes

... are traditional Scandinavian instruments made by soaking willow branches on water. The pith and bark are then separated to leave a tube from which a very simple flute is made. They're very perishable so nowadays people make them out of plastic pipe (Wikipedia article)
Lady on the left holds a bass willow flute

Nyckelharpa

...another traditional Scandinavian instrument that swarm at this sort of event. Wikipedia article here

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