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The Sussex Carol on octave dulcimer

musician/member name: Dusty T
Duration: 00:01:02
On Christmas morning, 2018, while waiting for my mother-in-law to arrive, I recorded this traditional English carol dating from the 17th century. I am playing an octave dulcimer made of walnut and ceder by Ron Ewing and tuned DAd.
Dusty Turtle
01/04/19 03:40:38AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Steven-Berger.  Yes, this little octave dulcimer really rings out.  Ron Ewing recommends using the same string gauges on this model and the bigger baritone dulcimette, which is about the size of a Ginger. That means the strings here are really taut, which is in part why I think they get such volume and that bell-like tone.

Steven Berger
01/03/19 04:51:42AM @steven-berger:

Very nice, Dusty! That's one of the best little dulcimers I've heard!

Dusty Turtle
01/02/19 12:29:42PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Sam.  I don't know for sure that this little dulcimer itself is happy, but it sure makes me pretty happy when I play it! sun

01/02/19 04:50:38AM @sam:

What a happy little dulcimer! Nice playing too Dusty.

Dusty Turtle
12/27/18 11:45:42AM @dusty-turtle:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too, @Ariane.  Yes, this little octave dulcimer has a wonderful ring to it. 

12/26/18 04:42:15AM @ariane:

This octave dulcimer looks and sounds so sweet and beautiful!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Dusty!

Dusty Turtle
12/25/18 07:31:23PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Kevin-R, @Dulcinina, and @Strumelia.  Merry Christmas! jive

12/25/18 04:35:49PM @strumelia:

So pretty and merry, Dusty!!!  Your family must just love when you do this kind of thing.  They are so lucky!

12/25/18 03:27:40PM @dulcinina:

Your playing is always inspirational.  Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas. Nina

Kevin R.
12/25/18 03:03:19PM @kevin-r:

Love it! A favorite of mine.