Thanks for the update Greg.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
I just looked up that Moog album on google out of curiosity, and discovered that it is indeed 50 (really 51) years ago when it came out, here's a post from last year's 50th anniversary:
Makes me wish I could celebrate it with my mother.
Hey thanks so much for bringing us up to date on this Greg!
I remember my mother (a huge classical music fan) about 50 years ago getting all excited telling the teenage me about some fellow inventing and playing the Moog Synthesizer. She bought a vinyl record called "Switched On Bach" that was played on the Moog. She thought it was all so 'happening', but I was rolling my eyes, being more into The Doors, the Airplane, Tull (Jethro, not Glazner, lolol) and Hendrix at the time. I bet you can relate.
Hello, I'm updating the information here - the fellow who made all these wonderful Kantele and Eppinette videos and music as "Orange Kantele" has moved on in his musical interest towards making making more "Moog" synthesizer music and changed his YouTube channel name to "MOOGNASE". However if you go to his channel's Playlists you will see the over a hundred videos of our kind of music.
On You Tube one of my favorite people calls himself Orange Kantele. His playlists show he plays the Eppinette and Scheitholt versions of the Dulcimer and is constantly coming up with new tunes with very strange titles and beautiful drawings illustrating the melodies. I'm very impressed with how he is helping to keep an entire musical tradition alive. He also plays Kanteles and electronic music he writes himself, truly an amazing musician. But what surprises me the most is how few viewers he gets! I recently told him he should join up here on FOTMD and he said he'd look you folks up but I'm encouraging you folks to check out his work.