Dulcimer Junction Issue 15

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter.
Among the variety of sounds in Dulcimer Junction No.15, you’ll hear players of both kinds of dulcimer – we say farewell to long-time Nonsuch member Lyndsay Porteous who died recently, and remember his contribution to the world of music – we hear about plans to bring mountain dulcimer workshops to northern Italy – there’s music from one of our Nonsuch members, performing on the hallowed stage at The Bridge Folk Club in Newcastle – we commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the song ‘Amazing Grace’- oh, and some tunes for you to listen to – and to play along with.

Dulcimer Junction Issue 14

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in 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.

Dulcimer Junction Issue 13

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter.
Among the variety of sounds in Dulcimer Junction No.13, you will hear the magical music of the Bowed Psaltery – tunes and songs from players of the hammered dulcimer – a variety of different ways of accompanying songs using the Appalachian or mountain dulcimer – a spotlight on the tune St. Anne’s Reel – more dulcimer connections – and (as always) some tunes for you to listen to – and play along with (if you have a fancy to).

Dulcimer Junction Issue 12

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter.
Among the variety of sounds in Dulcimer Junction No.12, you will hear the magical sounds of the Salterio Italiano – we’ll be visiting the Ozark Highlands Radio Dulcimer Jamboree – there’s news of a new vinyl album from the alternative indie band Tape Runs out – a preview of a track from the forthcoming album of the folk/rock opera ‘The Ballad of William Jobling’ – and more.

Dulcimer Junction Issue 11

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter.
Among the variety of sounds in Dulcimer Junction No.11, you will find – Angeline Morrison singing a lovely traditional springtime song – there’s a new CD from Ken Kolodner – contributions from the late John Howson and also the late John Shaw – a couple of recordings from The Night of the Living Dulcimers – and some tunes for you to listen to – and play (if you have a fancy to).

Dulcimer Junction Issue 10

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter.
Among the variety of sounds in Dulcimer Junction No.10, you will find – ‘Summer Garland’’ from Jody Marshall – music from the late mountain dulcimer wiz, David Schnaufer – sounds of the hammered dulcimer from the late David Kettlewell and his group Trotto – Aubrey Atwater continues her memories of Jean Ritchie – Jacqueline McDonald of the duo Jacqui & Bridie talks about one of their links with Jean Ritchie – John Mason plays live at Chimney Rock Park – and (in memory of John Howson) there’s a track from The Old Hat Dance Band.

Dulcimer Junction Issue 9

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter.
In Dulcimer Junction No.9, we have amazing variety. Ashley Hutchings – mountain dulcimer links; tunes to play; music linked to a concert review; Jean Ritchie remembered in an Ozark Mountain Radio podcast by Aubrey Atwater; a song of hope for the future; the sounds of a hommel or épinette; and music from the Paganini of the fiddle – James Hill.

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Dulcimer Junction Issue 8

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Among the variety of topics in Dulcimer Junction No.8 – you will find – tunes to play; a book recommendation – which covers the history of the folk revival; more information about dance music in the 17th Century; and music recorded by Jack Bethel in his history of the dulcimer in Scotland.

Dulcimer Junction Issue 7

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We go back in time to several different eras – finding out about Music at the time of the Great Plague – and in 13th Century Spain – and then there’s the Glasgow Dulcimer Tradition in the 1930s – and music from Vaughan Williams .

Dulcimer Junction Issue 6

Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter.
We find out more about the stringed instrument called the Zither – we say a sad but fond farewell to mountain dulcimer maestro, John Shaw – and we have music and songs from John Rea, Pete Coe, Chris Foster and Damian Clarke with Bill Howarth.