Beautiful work. Congrats on all the new venues! Amba On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 2:06 PM, Chris Nogy <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Seems as the fates have smiled. About a week after my return from > Dragonship's Haven, I was contacted by the Finlandia Foundation in DC > asking if I would consider placing an instrument in their auction at their > annual Kalevala Gala to be held next month at the Finnish embassy in DC. > After a bit of research to determine the validity of the request, I agreed. > > Now it looks like the instrument I am building will be on display either > in the Embassy or the Cultural Center of the Library of Congress until it > is auctioned, and a few other interesting developments have opened up with > Finlandia. Might mean a few lectures in DC (I personally am hoping to > wrangle an educational trip to Finland for me and the family). > > Anyway, here is the little Jouhikko I built for them. Tabitha, my liason > with Finlandia, designed it just as any other customer would, and I turned > it into wood and strings. It will be interesting to see what an embassy > crowd will be willing to give for something like this. > > Anyway, here's the picture. > > www.nogy.net/kaz/DOne.jpg > > Because Finland wasn't until about a hundred years ago (it was Swede) we > don't have any actual evidence of this regions version of the bowed drone > lyre that is everywhere around Finland, so a lot is guessing, but I think > the boat-bottomed, single chanter string instrument is likely the best > guess. This one is hard lime with a spruce body, and ornamented with Sami > / Lapland Shaman Drum imagery. I kinda like it. Hope you do too. > > Kaz > > > -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu > lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com > due to their DMARC policies. -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to their DMARC policies.