Dusty Turtle


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Ladie Rothmayis Lilt -- Planxty Hewlett medley

musician/member name: Dusty T
Duration: 00:03:20
A medley of the Scottish tune "Ladie Rothmayis Lilt," based on Aaron O'Rourke's tablature which is itself based on lute tablature from the Skene manuscript of the early 17th century, and Turlough O'Carolan's (1670-1738) "Planxty Hewlett." I am playing a baritone dulcimette made of walnut and cedar by Ron Ewing and tuned AbEbAb.

Aaron teaches the lute tune at Dulcimer School: https://learn.dulcimerschool.com/
For Ron Ewing: http://www.ronewingdulcimers.com/
Anne Bowman
04/23/19 06:56:02AM @anne-bowman:

That sounds gorgeous!

Dusty Turtle
03/21/19 03:59:53PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks so much, @Strumelia. I really appreciate your taking the time to comment.

03/21/19 03:41:51PM @strumelia:

This is sooo pretty @dusty-turtle !

Dusty Turtle
03/04/19 10:34:47PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Phil-Myers!

Phil Myers
02/27/19 09:04:24AM @phil-myers:

Just saw this, Dusty, and I love it! Excellent playing and beautiful dulcimer.

Dusty Turtle
02/26/19 12:19:48AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, Val and Terry, for your encouragement. I appreciate it.

Terry Wilson
02/25/19 07:57:59PM @terry-wilson:

Dusty, what a beautiful song.  Awesome .

02/25/19 08:06:04AM @macaodha:

Very very nice Dusty. Lovely tunes and so well played.

Dusty Turtle
02/21/19 09:10:43PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Elvensong.

02/21/19 06:23:43PM @elvensong:

Beautiful instrument and wonderful playing, Dusty.

Dusty Turtle
02/21/19 12:23:36PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks so much @Randy-Adams. As I mentioned below, I had always played this dulcimer with six strings but recently took off all the doubles. It seems to be a completely different instrument now with a nice, bright tone.

Randy Adams
02/20/19 05:04:28PM @randy-adams:

That little dulcimer has a good tone to it DT. Extra nice playing my friend.

Dusty Turtle
02/20/19 01:50:48PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, Robin.  You might want to cover up -- your state pride is showing! winker

Robin Thompson
02/20/19 09:06:54AM @robin-thompson:

How lovely, Dusty!  You make that Ohio-made mountain dulcimer sing wonderfully.  

PS- I'd like to see you dance. catdance

Dusty Turtle
02/20/19 01:38:14AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for your supportive comments, @Sam.  The lute tune was probably a dance originally, but "listening" music works for me.  No one would want to see me dance, that's for sure! hamster

02/19/19 03:58:09PM @sam:

Very pretty Dusty. Such nice 'listening' music. The walnut and cedar in this case go wonderfully together. Your playing is good too. Each note is clear and to the fullest. Thanks for sharing.

Dusty Turtle
02/18/19 07:47:56PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks so much, @Gail-Webber!

Gail Webber
02/18/19 04:04:11PM @gail-webber:

Beautiful!  I really enjoyed those tunes.


Dusty Turtle
02/18/19 10:58:15AM @dusty-turtle:

Aw shucks.  blush @Strumelia and @Bob, your words are too kind. blush

I've had this dulcimer for about 8 years or so. Until a few weeks ago I always played it with six strings.  It was loud and really great for rhythmic strumming.  But when I took off the extra strings, it became a completely different instrument.  There is a precision and clarity to the single strings that really works well with these tunes.

02/18/19 10:42:52AM @bob:

Just beautiful, thank you Dusty for these beautiful tunes. Your temperament on the dulcimer is like you have become one with it.

Honestly, I could listen to your music all day.