The initial details for our annual weekend in Denstone 2020 have been announced. Tutors Mark Alan Wade (USA) on Hammered Dulcimer and Karen Mueller (USA) on Mountain Dulcimer are our top line tutors for the event, with more to follow. Further details can be viewed here
Karen Mueller is one of the top autoharp and mountain dulcimer players performing today. Her exciting and innovative performing style, featuring Appalachian, Celtic and contemporary music, has been applauded by critics and audiences from LA to Boston. Karen is an experienced teacher in a wide range of settings: private lessons, workshops at camps and festivals, (more…)
Mark Alan Wade is a National Hammered Dulcimer champion and performs all over the world on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, trumpet, piano, guitar, and penny whistles. He is an acclaimed teacher of hammered dulcimer, with a range of teaching texts and recordings. Mark’s unique edge comes from growing up in a “bluegrass” family with classical (more…)
Our Spring Fling bookings are going well. We hope you will join us for this friendly event. Our tutors are Gary Sager (US) on mountain dulcimer and Damian Clarke on Hammered Dulcimer. If you are interested in attending, you can find all the details here.
Roger Frood gives some advice on choosing a good quality hammered dulcimer, particularly useful when considering a second hand instrument.
Location: Abergavenny, South Wales. Beautiful walnut 4 string McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer, less than two years old. It is in excellent condition with almost no marks on it. It comes with a shaped padded case that has a pocket for accessories. £425 ONO.
Location: ARRAS, NORTHERN FRANCE. This is a 4/13/13/5 Dove Chromatic Dulcimer made by Roger Frood. The design has two additional bridges to fill in the high and low chromatic notes giving a fully chromatic range of over 2.5 octaves. 800 Euros + Shipping. Case and Stand 60 Euros.
Location: KENT. Completely Reconditioned Oakwood Hammered Dulcimer. This is a very early Oakwood, reconditioned by them. There is no carrying case. Buyer to collect. £400 ONO.
Location: WARWICKSHIRE. This an Oakwood Dulcimer with stand, soft case, 3 books, one pair of hammers, a tuning wrench and an electronic tuner. The instrument has been recently refurbished by the original makers, Oakwood. £400 ONO
Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET. Nearly new condition. It has a great sound and is in a standard tuning with some extra chromatic notes at the tops of the bridges to increase the range. £1300.