After about a year it’s finally playable. I’ve added a link to a video so that you can hear it; see in the “Continue reading” section.

close up

A view of the complete instrument, on the traditional nyckelharpa instrument stand:

on a chair

I decided that the first tune to make public from the kontrabas would be the first I was taught when I started with the three-row in 2014. I’ve transposed it into G though to go with the G drone that my kontrabas is tuned to at present. Now I need to do lots of practicing and to find lots of good kontrabas tunes.

Here’s a link to another video:

Vicki is a great enthusiast for all things nyckelharpa in the UK and deserves credit for encouraging me too!