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Vicki Swan

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Multi-instrumentalist specialising in Swedish, Folk, Ceilidh with a classical background.
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Vicki holds a degree in music specialising in performance, is a qualified music teacher specialising in instrumental music tuition, has a post graduate qualification from the Royal College of Music in London (for performance) and holds a Masters in Education specialising in distance online instrumental music teaching. The research can be read on her masters website. The techniques and pedagogy developed during this research is now being employed to good effect on this website with the nyckelharpa. Vicki's experience as an instrumental music teacher, workshop leader and Swedish heritage combine in a perfect way to bring the Swedish nyckelharpa to the UK folk scene. She plays in the duo - Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer and also plays various assorted bagpipes. Vicki has an extensive back catalogue of books and CDs. She is an author for Schott Music Publishing. Vicki was part of Encore - European Nyckelharpa Co-operation in Europe in 2013 (The European Nyckelharpa Orchestra) both as performer and composer.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Christmas, Baroque, Early music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Scottish music, Classical
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Event types:
Wedding, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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From customers:

Agency, 5 years ago

Vicki is a great musician and thoroughly charming to deal with. Not afraid of work - in fact she loves it! Highly recommended, especially if you want Swedish folk music.

Client, 4 years ago

You guys were fanstastic this weekend. Thank you so much!. The backbone of our wedding and all the celebrations afterwards. So many people said how much they loved the dance!