Sheila Bryant


Location: Cromhall, Wotton-under-Edge
Country: GB

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Geoff Black
04/11/16 12:03:59PM @geoff-black:

Hi Sheila

I got the tune from a Belgian website - I think it's Flemish.  Probably best place to start.  Only recording I can find quickly is of the 2nd (fast!) part here:

 The first part is at half that speed (or less....).

Geoff Black
11/06/15 04:58:23AM @geoff-black:

Will be great to see you, Sheila.

And don't worry about the tunes.  Some will know them, most won't.  That's why I'll send the music round in advance this coming weekend and why we have at least 90 minutes beforehand to try pieces out and see what works.  There's always something people can play, whatever level they're at and however little they know the music!

All the best.



Geoff Black
11/04/15 03:36:22PM @geoff-black:

Evening Sheila

You should have received details by email of the Gloucester event on 21st November - love to see you there.  

If not, the next is at the Nova Scotia, Bristol Docks on Sunday 13th December at midday - details to follow in a few weeks.  This will be our Christmas event naturally!

Both will have (I hope) lots of players of all abilities, so your will feel, very much at home.

All the best.  Geoff

Geoff Black
11/02/15 05:22:47AM @geoff-black:

Hi Sheila

Sorry, but I've been away at the Nonsuch Dulcimer Weekend in Malvern - and the World Congress of Dulcimers that followed.  Still catching up on sleep!

Yes, I coordinate the Bristol Do's which we hold at the Nova Scotia every month.  Because of the big dulcimer event being so close, the next one in Bristol is Sunday 13th - our Christmas event!  But there's also a smaller meet in Gloucester on Saturday 21st November late afternoon (good for shopping beforehand!).

Let me know if you want further details.

Love to see you soon.  Geoff

Geoff Black
08/24/15 03:59:59PM @geoff-black:


Don't let me put you off the workshops - there should be something for all abilities....and of course it will be the easiest place to find us!

But if you're stuck, we will be in a large Burstner van and wearing a large wooden flower in our button holes, dulcimer-shaped of course!

No, it's a small place.  Just wave a dulcimer and we'll find you....!

All the best.  Geoff

Geoff Black
08/22/15 07:08:45AM @geoff-black:

HI Sheila

Yes, we're at the Didmarton Bluegrass Festival and there should be workshops on the Saturday and Sunday, so choose whichever day makes most sense (and which has the best acts!).  The workshops will be more for beginners but plenty of extension work - and Robin Clark and I are always happy to give some one to one advice and/or jam!

Perhaps see you there?


P.S.  Have added you to the SW circulation.

John Keane
08/20/15 06:04:56AM @john-keane:

Thank you!  It's all just D, G, and A.

Geoff Black
08/19/15 05:11:20PM @geoff-black:

Hi Sheila

Good to hear from you again.

Well, we're all on our summer break at the moment.  Plenty of workshops at Folk Festivals - Shrewsbury in 10 days, Didmarton (Gloucestershire) at the beginning of September.  

Then we're back in Bristol, probably on 11th of October at the Nova Scotia.  Do I have your email address?  If not, I can add you onto the regional dulcimer event list.

All the best.  Geoff

John Henry
08/19/15 12:07:23PM @john-henry:

Nothing really 'instant' Sheila !   I'm a bit tied as I am full time carer for my wife.   What exactly are you after, I play mainly noter drone, but have many diffdering forms of MD here.   Always happy to 'chew the fat' over a cup of tea ?

best wishes 


Karen Keane
04/07/14 05:58:18PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Geoff Black
04/07/14 04:10:12PM @geoff-black:


If it helps, I attach a version of She Moves Through the Fair which I hope was the song you were looking for.


All the best.


John Keane
04/07/14 06:49:30AM @john-keane:

Hmmm...I would send Guy a friend request and that way you can send him a private message. He might know exactly where you can find it (sans file issues). Smile.gif

Rob N Lackey
04/07/14 06:42:08AM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Sheila, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven. Hope you enjoy it here.


Geoff Black
04/07/14 06:05:43AM @geoff-black:

Hi Sheila

Good to see you on this site. Presume from your profile that you're already a player and in search of good music. We holds meet not v far from you in Herefordshire and Bristol. Let me know if you'd like to be on the circulation list.

Also a plug for the UK dulcimer resource at (including tab).... Do let us know if there's any other way we can help your playing.

All the best. Geoff

Marion Seaman
04/07/14 06:01:26AM @marion-seaman:

Hi Sheila and welcome -very pleased for youSmile.gif that you live so close by to so many good dulcimer payers and friends. sad for meFrown.gif that it so far away from cambridgeshire! hope to meet up at one of the bristol/hereford mets sometime in the future. loads of help and info on this website. check out the 'video's' page (link at the top) for some great inspirational performances


Ken Longfield
04/06/14 07:15:04PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Sheila. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

John Henry
04/06/14 06:36:25PM @john-henry:

Hello Sheila ! Great to see a near (almost) neighbour here, I live in Bristol ! A welcome to you from the UK/European group within FOTMD. If you go to the blue header bar above, click on groups, look for our group, and search thro' the members it will give you some idea of what members here you might bump into locally (we do have occassional more or less local get togethers ! Do you have a dulcimer ?

best wishes


Ben Barr Jr
04/06/14 03:13:34PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Sheila, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people. At the top of the page there is a heading for groups; this is a drop-down menu that has access to a group for UK/European group that you can join.


Jim Fawcett
04/06/14 01:38:23PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Sheila, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

John Keane
04/06/14 11:30:49AM @john-keane:

You might find it on this page right here: