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Beautiful work. Congrats on all the new venues!


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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
>
>
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