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Nickelharpe

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The main melody on this track is played on the nyckelharpa - a traditional Swedish instrument that is played with a bow and uses keys to fret stings. It is played by Clare Salaman, an early music and folk specialist.

For this track Simon McKechnie asked Clare to play through the song a few times in whichever way felt right for her. He then put the arrangement together around this recorded performance.

Clare also played on Azul's (the jazz group Simon McKechnie used to run) CD 'Beautiful People'; and Simon has written for the early music group, 'The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments' that features Clare.

to go to Clare's website.