We all know abut the rain in Spain.
However, when Storm Filomena swept through the Iberian Peninsular earlier in the month, it was a great surprise for the citizens of the ancient city of Toledo to find themselves deep in snow. Keyharp virtuoso, Ana Alcaide, made the most of the white stuff and filmed herself playing with her snowy home city providing a magnificent backdrop.
An exquisite combination of music and landscape. A real pick-me-up.
Just in case you don’t know it, the nyckelharpa is one of the most popular instruments in Swedish folk music. It is fairly rare sight in Spain. Ana discovered it while studying in Sweden,
During these very peculiar times, morsels like this are an enormous tonic.
Here is a thread to celebrate stuff (YTclips, news stories, weather, anecdotes, cartoons, books etc) that has brightened your month.
A few of mine:
A Danish TV concert programme featuring Muddy Waters in concert in Copenhagen in 1968 on YT.
Two weeks of deep snow here in Stockholm. Suddenly the whole forest became glittery, white and amorphous. It was like being transported off to Narnia for a fortnight.
Scottish folk-singer, Iona Foyle singing a wee song about Trump to the tune of Donald, where’s your troosers?
The daily life of Andrew Cotter and his dogs, Olive and Mabel
Please share your titbits with us!