The top four and bottom four sympathetic strings now replaced. A lovely gold colour! (They are brass.)
They look nice and so far work well. Note the (excess!) graphite used to lubricate the nut!
The brass strings come from Malcolm Rose. I use them for the wire harp so have miles of the stuff of different sizes.
Well the Comunn Tìr nam Beann Dùn Èideann ceilidh went well – I did two 15 minute slots and several people came up afterwards with compliments It was a full house, quite a few visitors there (New Zealand, France, Morocco – and Sweden!). Enjoyable, I must do this sort of thing again. Great to introduce the nyckelharpa to people who have never seen one before! The Swedish couple came and spoke at the interval – they are from Stockholm, and Peter Hedlund (they called him Peter Puma of course) has played in their house. Peter was one of the tutors at Halsway last September.
Apologies for fuzzy photos – low light levels and all that …
It’s quite a nice venue. Hadn’t been in there before.
So – I’ve managed to infiltrate the Edinburgh Gaelic scene with my nyckelharpa – looking forward to it.
Woooo! Aurora visible from the bright skies of Edinburgh!
I also made a time-lapse video from a series of photos. It wobbles a bit but shows the development of the aurora: