Vicki & Jonny

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Website: http://www.swan-dyer.co.uk/

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Next appearances for Symmetry:
Tuesday, July 9 -- Thomas Bending calling
Tuesday, July 16 -- Frances Richardson calling
Sheet music for their dances is very kindly shared at this link: http://musicroom.nyckelharpa.me.uk/dance-lists/

>>>>In person dances coming up in the U.K. where Vicki and Jonny will be playing:

See the marvelous video they made of their time at Whitby Abbey at the end of October 2023, with evocative music by Jonny Dyer. On their website page or YouTube
Catch a sample of their playing on this video of their music (no calling) for the May 16, 2023, Symmetry online dance (program by Thomas Bending): https://youtu.be/oGr3gdrY3uo

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer are two of the most inventive, exciting and entertaining musicians you'll ever meet. They are deeply influenced by British, Swedish, and American music, and are in demand to play for ceilidhs, Playford, and contra dances. In lockdown they have developed one the most slick Zoom stage acts around.
They have worked tirelessly since the start of the pandemic performing all over the world giving concerts and dances. The car might only have had a couple of hundred miles put on the clock - but their internet mileage is massive. The only part of the house not being used for their virtual existence is the cupboard under the stairs where they huddle of an evening after the long walk back home from either Studio 1 or Studio 2.
Their prior years of experience on the Playford, Contra, and Ceilidh scenes has stood them in good stead for their transition to virtually playing in 2021. Jonny plays a range of instruments including cowhorn, harpsichord, carnyx and näverlur - none of which will be played at Symmetry. He will however play his accordion. Vicki plays nyckelharpa - the magical keyed fiddle from Sweden, as far as Vicki is concerned, no other instruments matter (there is a definite chance of flute, but probably not bagpipes).

 

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