O'Carolan's Sir Festus Burke on Mountain Dulcimer
Judith Giddings performs her arrangement of Sir Festus Burke on a Blue Lion dulcimer, tuned CGC.
Garey, I don't think a lot of mountain dulcimer players have heard this tune. I have heard it on hammered dulcimer, guitar, and a Chieftans version (all very fast), but am not aware of any mountain dulcimer performances or arrangements, so I think it is pretty new for our instrument.
Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments! J:-)
What wonderful and encouraging comments! The tune is usually played much faster, in a rollicking style, so it might just be one of the slowest versions around. Thanks for the validation!
You make it look so effortless! It's a beautiful tune, I haven't heard that one before.
Thanks for the nice comments and Happy New Year to all!
Absolutely beautiful. I see a new dulcimer too, congrats! Great Job Judith. Hope you had a great Christmas! Happy New Year
Beautiful playing, Judith. I do enjoy your videos. You have a marvelous touch with the dulcimer.
Very nicely done on a beautiful instrument! Thanks for sharing this one with us!