The Sweet Sounds and Singing Strings of Dedicated Dulcimers

For anyone who enjoys the melodious sound of dulcimers – both hammered and mountain style – Roving Folk, on Phoenix Radio in Halifax, West Yorkshire – in association with the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club – brings you the:

Nonsuch Newsletter Audio Supplement, Autumn 2023 No 14

Our aim is to give the Newsletter an added audio dimension. The latest edition of Dulcimer Junction continues to support the music and information printed in the Nonsuch Newsletter – and includes contributions from Nonsuch members – and links to a number of articles within the newsletter.

Among the variety of sounds in Dulcimer Junction No.14, you will hear some lovely music from experienced players and tutors for both kinds of dulcimer – Grace Bayliss (at the age of 6) continues the Woodley family tradition, playing the plucked dulcimer in the Birmingham traditional style – we hear about the Dedication of the Nonsuch Bench in memory of John Shaw during Halsway Dulcimer Week  –  and about  a musical visit to a local school – oh, and there are also some tunes for you to listen to – and to play along with.

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Playlist & Links for Audio Supplement No.14

  1. Dan Evans & Rebecca Hallworth – Farewell, Farewell
  2. Thomasina Levy – The Gypsy Rover
  3. Grace Bayliss (age 6) – Somewhere over the rainbow (video on YouTube)
  4. Fred Woodley – (clip) Jealous Heart & Your Cheating Heart
  5. Fred Woodley – Putting on the Style
  6. Bench Dedication & Flowers of the Forest (videos on YouTube: Words, Music).
  7. John Shaw – Oyster Girl
  8. Erin Mae – Discovering the dulcimer
  9. Erin Mae Lewis – Dill Pickle Rag
  10. Sally Whytehead – Down by the Salley Garden
  11. Val Cortoni – Down by The Salley Gardens – Animated Hammered Dulcimer Tutorial (Tympanim #12) – Bandcamp site.
  12. O’Rourke & Seifert – The Banks of Lough Gowna
  13. Aaron O’Rourke – Corryvreckan – Interview with Aaron
  14. Stephen Humphries, Paul Oorts & Karen Ashbrook – Amazing Grace &  Hunter’s House Reel
  15. Nonsuch Massed Dulcimers – Wellerman – Halsway 2023

Previous editions of Dulcimer Junction can be found on Mixcloud.

Dulcimer Junction is brought to you by Ken Hudson. Ken also hosts Roving Folk – the 4th Sunday Folk Show. on Phoenix FM. Have a listen!