Václava van der Meijs

WORKSHOP (Wendy & Josef): Folk tunes from the Heart of Europe
In this workshop, you will learn some of our favourite tunes from former Czechoslovakia (mainly from the regions Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia), where nearly every dance tune also has lyrics (mostly about love, death, alcohol, or a combination of the three).
We will be teaching the tunes and the accompaniment on harps, but in fact other instruments are welcome too. All tunes will be taught by ear, but sheet music can be provided afterwards.
Level: For the intermediate or advanced musician.

VaclavaVáclava, also called Wendy, is from Prague and has been to all (but one) Nordic Harp Meetings so far. She plays harp, kantele, flute, accordion and lots of other instruments and sings. She has been member of the bands Harpa vieja, Treizh and *Gwen.
(* now extinct, but you can still listen to their music if you follow the link.)

Previous teaching experience:
She gave harp workshops at the Prague harp meetings (2008, 2009, 2013), at some previous Nordic Harp Meetings (2009, 2012, 2015),  at Bernard’s summer school (2012, 2013, 2014), and at the International Harp Friends Meeting 2013 and 2014 in Leerdam, Netherlands. At the NHM 2014 in Gjøvik, she gave a workshop featuring some folk songs from Bohemia and Moravia (the two biggest regions of Czech republic) arranged for the harp.

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