Danish folk music for the Celtic harp, with focus on polka and hopsa

With Niss Stricker


Niss Stricker (foto: Floris van der Meijs)

In the forth World Happiness Report, Denmark was found to be one of the happiest countries in the world. It is difficult to say whether this is due to the happy nature of Danish folk music or the extensive consumption of Carlsberg beer. One thing is certain though, Danish folk music is essentially dance music and most of the tunes are in the major key facilitating a happy, easygoing mode. In this workshop we will make the harp dance as we play these happy tunes. With special focus on the polka and the hopsa you will get to know some of the best known Danish tunes. The tunes are taught by ear in a tempo which the intermediate student can easily follow. You will also learn special tricks ands trills to make the harp sing and dance.

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