• Bowed Dulcimer

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    Bowed Dulcimer at the "Overtones and Understrings" workshop, University of Chicago Folk Fest, 2014

    This is a Ken Bloom instrument. It is his "pocket cello" model, with four sympathetic strings under the four regular strings.

    I have it tuned C G D A (like a cello) on the main strings and the sympathetics are tuned D E F# G.

    The tune is "Da Slockit Light" by Tom Anderson. Although it is usually played in the key of "D", I play it here in "G" because "G" fits on the bowed dulcimer much better and puts the tune in a lovely lower register that shows off the instrument nicely.

    The other "Overtones and Understrings" participants were two nyckelharpas, a willow flute, a hardanger fiddle, a cittra (Swedish zither) and a hurdy gurdy. The bowed dulcimer fit right in ;) Show less
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  • ODPC FunFest (AKA 'Evart') Play all

    Videos from the Original Dulcimer Players Non-Electrified Musical FunFest, or "Evart" for short.

    See also www.dulcimers.com

    And don't worry, there is LOTS more from FunFests from the present back to 1981 on the way as I capture them.
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  • Adler House (The David Adler Cultural Center) Play all

    From the mid 70s into the 90s, the David Adler Cultural Center or just "Adler House" was home to jam sessions and open stages every Friday. These are videos shot over the years of the various musicians who performed or jammed there.

    Stay tuned.... there will be much more over the coming months as I capture all my old VHS recordings. The video may be murky.... consumer video equipment was not what it is today..... but it brings the past back to life just fine. Enjoy!
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