Dusty Turtle

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Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn/Cader Idris -- Welsh medley


musician/member name: Dusty T
Duration: 00:02:49
description:
I play two traditional Welsh airs on mountain dulcimer. The first is translated as "Watching the Wheat" or "Watching the White Wheat" and the second is the name of a mountain in Wales. I thank the extraordinary noter/drone player @Robin-Clark for pointing me to these beautiful tunes and encourage you to check out his versions of them on SoundCloud.

I am playing a dulcimer made by Terry McCafferty tuned C#G#c#.
Dusty Turtle
09/15/19 02:14:08PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks so much for your kind words, @Fatcat.


Fatcat
09/14/19 08:25:57PM @fatcat:

How heavenly. Dusty, thanks for showing us your gorgeous arrangement. You are an inspiration! 


Dusty Turtle
08/25/19 07:16:13PM @dusty-turtle:

@Ferrator, I'm glad you like the tunes here and the dulcimer itself.  With such a beautiful melody and a fine-sounding dulcimer, I aim mainly not to interfere and just showcase the music.  Some tunes don't need any enhancements or variations.


Ferrator
08/24/19 04:43:14PM @ferrator:

Absolutely beautiful! My wife had a listen and this is now on the "must learn this" list! You have a 'touch' that is something to hope for. VERY nicely played!

And then..., expendable cash to acquire more than a single dulcimer! ~L~

That is one truly magnificent sounding dulcimer. Maybe one day, eh? I have my dulcimer and a kantele being made playable again. Then to get good enough to record something...

Then..., and then, and THEN... I sure am glad I found FOTMD!

 


Dusty Turtle
08/23/19 11:59:56PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Steven-Berger.  This tune is pretty enough the main trick in playing it is to stay out of the way and not try to do too much.


Steven Berger
08/23/19 10:01:07PM @steven-berger:

Beautifully played on a beautiful sounding instrument!


Dusty Turtle
08/23/19 03:22:50PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Marg.


marg
08/23/19 12:56:45PM @marg:

very nice, thanks for sharing


Dusty Turtle
08/23/19 11:17:43AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Bob. I appreciate your taking the time to listen and comment.


Bob
08/22/19 08:08:32PM @bob:

So lovely! Thanks Dusty nod


Dusty Turtle
08/22/19 01:24:33PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Brian-G.  Both of these melodies are so pretty it's hard to mess 'em up.


Brian G.
08/22/19 12:46:45PM @brian-g:

Very nice Dusty. Beautiful tunes and great playing.  Thanks for sharing!


Dusty Turtle
07/24/19 12:39:47PM @dusty-turtle:

@Ariane, thank you so much for such kind words.


Ariane
07/24/19 05:35:27AM @ariane:

"Watching the Wheat" sounds so beautifully melancholic - and the second tune is as wonderful! Your playing touches the soul bighug


Dusty Turtle
07/15/19 01:18:45PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Terry-Wilson. I'm working on another slow welsh air now that I'll hopefully post pretty soon as well.


Terry Wilson
07/15/19 12:27:34PM @terry-wilson:

Dusty, absolutely beautiful.  As we get older, as least for me, things to be beautifully slowing down.  Your song rings true.


Dusty Turtle
07/11/19 06:17:20PM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks, @Elvensong. I used to be kind of afraid to play super slow since every mistake is magnified.  But these tunes just call for a soft, patient approach.


Elvensong
07/11/19 02:25:46PM @elvensong:

You have a wonderful touch, Dusty. It's nice to hear the quiet side of the dulcimer


Dusty Turtle
07/08/19 11:28:06AM @dusty-turtle:

Thanks for listening, @Sam.  The tuning I used is the same as DAd with all the strings tuned down a half note. For soft fingerpicking I like the extra give in the strings.  Conversely, when I flatpick, I like really tight strings and sometimes tune to D# or E.

And thanks for such a nice comment, @Irene.  I hope the rest of your day is filled with more music.


IRENE
07/08/19 08:27:03AM @irene:

I listened and looked this early morning.   WONDERFUL WAY to start the day.  Thank you for all you teach and now play here.   just LOVELY.  today I string up a new dulcimer for a friend that's buying it.  The "nickel and dime" testing will be on my menu today.   aloha, irene