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Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)


musician/member name: Dusty T
Duration: 00:03:44
description:
The ancient Irish melody played on a dulcimer made of cherry and spruce by Rick Probst. I have the dulcimer strung as a baritone a fifth below a standard dulcimer to AEa.
BJ Jordan
10/28/19 02:48:51PM @betty-bj-jordan:

Dusty Turtle:

Thanks so much for your comments, @Betty-Bj-Jordan.  I've always loved this melody, too.  This and Greensleeves, I think, are the two most moving melodies ever written.

I totally agree with you......Play on please.


Dusty Turtle
10/28/19 11:20:44AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks so much for your comments, @Betty-Bj-Jordan.  I've always loved this melody, too.  This and Greensleeves, I think, are the two most moving melodies ever written.


BJ Jordan
10/27/19 10:49:32AM @betty-bj-jordan:

Dusty, I love this tune and it was one of my favorites since I was a little girl. I always felt so much emotion when I heard and you brought all that back. Love the way you played it with feeling. 

BJ

 


Robin Thompson
03/22/19 06:18:02AM @robin-thompson:

I confess, Dusty, my mind goes to "London Derriere," too.  :)

Dusty Turtle:

Thanks so much, @Robin-Thompson.  I find this melody to be really powerful and emotional.  But I have to confess that instead of "Londonderry Air" I wanted to write "London Derriere." giggle2

 


Dusty Turtle
03/21/19 08:38:56PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks so much, @Robin-Thompson.  I find this melody to be really powerful and emotional.  But I have to confess that instead of "Londonderry Air" I wanted to write "London Derriere." giggle2


Robin Thompson
03/21/19 08:17:42PM @robin-thompson:

So beautifully played, Dusty.  The tune is timeless and lovely. 

I heard Danny Boy on television when I was a kid.  I'm guessing it was when I was small this music was joined to other lyrics by Gospel music's Dottie Rambo and sung as Amazing Grace (shall always be my song of praise).  It was the Dottie Rambo version we sung when I was a kid-- we sung it at church sometimes. 


Dusty Turtle
03/21/19 11:43:29AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Jan-Potts.


Jan Potts
03/20/19 02:35:56PM @jan-potts:

I'm a week late, but I'm really enjoying your Danny Boy, Dusty.  Thanks for sharing!


Dusty Turtle
03/14/19 10:27:02PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks so much, @Diane-R.  I love this tune, too. I think Danny Boy and Greensleeves are the two most beautiful melodies every written.  And yeah, this dulcimer is pretty special. I was so delighted when I first strung it as a baritone.


Diane R
03/14/19 09:49:52PM @diane-r:

So beautiful Dusty, one of my favorite songs...made me tear up a little...gorgeous dulcimer!


Dusty Turtle
03/14/19 03:05:19AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Macaodha and @Ariane. I just returned home exhausted from a business trip but was delighted to find your encouraging comments.


Ariane
03/13/19 06:18:30PM @ariane:

Wonderful, Dusty!


MacAodha
03/13/19 02:47:33PM @macaodha:

Very well played Dusty on a very fine instrument.


Dusty Turtle
03/12/19 08:33:10PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Steven-Berger.  Rick Probst makes really special instruments. I arranged this tune on a standard dulcimer but since I play it pretty slowly, I thought the lower range of the baritone would be nice.


Steven Berger
03/12/19 06:50:12PM @steven-berger:

Beautiful dulcimer, Dusty...great sound! Now, as to your playing...You know how to really play that machine, don't you?! dulcimermusic


Dusty Turtle
03/12/19 04:46:32PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Kjb.  I've been wanting to develop a version of this tune for some time and finally worked out a couple of verses.


kjb
03/12/19 04:14:58PM @kjb:

Well played.  Lovely looking and sounding instrument.