I live in Olney, England (the home of Amazing Grace) and I have been playing mountain dulcimer for over 40 years. Although I use modal tunings, my favourite tuning is Ionian (DAA but more commonly EBB), which I use much of the time. My dulcimers have a diatonic scale with no half frets and only three strings. I play almost exclusively finger-style and my repertoire is a mixture of songs and airs, based on traditional songs from the British Isles as well as original instrumentals. I have released 5 CD albums to critical acclaim and undertaken 15 international tours to date, mostly to the USA. Visit my website to learn more about my playing, teaching and recordings www.english-dulcimer.com - visit my website blog for a variety of dulcimer resources and my You Tube Channel to see films of me playing.