Category Archives: ROWAN HARTSUIKER

Altai Yatga & Khoomei – “Durvun Uul”


Altai Yatga & Khoomei – “Durvun Uul”

205 viewsAug 22, 2021270ShareSaveRowan Hartsuiker 2.35K subscribers The Altai Yatga. What a beautiful, yet simple instrument. I’m still into my early hours of practicing. But here’s a first try of one of my old time favorite Mongolian melodies “Durvun Uul”. This Mongolian instrument, the Altai Yatga (“Altai Harp) was only “rediscovered” in 2008! It laid next to a person in a cave high on Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain. The instrument was in remarkable condition having lain undisturbed for an estimated 1400 years! The instrument I hold is the result of a lot of research and dedication. It is very true to the original design they found in 2008

“She Moved Through The Fair” – Irish folk song and Throat Singing (Khoomei)


“She Moved Through The Fair” – Irish folk song and Throat Singing (Khoomei)

620 views•Mar 7, 2021390ShareSaveRowan Hartsuiker 1.99K subscribers Playing a beautiful traditional Irish folk song on Scottish Smallpipes. But as you may already know me, I do it a little bit different – including various throat singing techniques. Enjoy!

The exact origins of this song is kind of a mystery. The lyrics are pretty tragic, but beautiful as well.

Here’s the lyrics I sing:

My young love said to me, my mother won’t mind

And my father won’t slight you for your lack of kine

And she laid her hand on me and this she did say:

It will not be long, love, till our wedding day.

Mongol song in various throat singing techniques (Voice only – Khoomei)


Mongol song in various throat singing techniques (Voice only – Khoomei)

88 views•Mar 7, 2021160ShareSaveRowan Hartsuiker 1.99K subscribers Practicing various throat singing techniques, but without trying to move my lips (let’s call it Undercover throat singing, haha!). Why? Because it’s fun. But also because it’s a good practice to focus creating melodies with just your tongue.