I hear you, Strumelia! :)
one of the Moderators here :)
Keep a song in your heart!
Robin... it's tempting, but no way!
For exotic bowed instruments, I have my jouhikko(tagelharpa), have a little cheap rebec, have my Cretan Lyra, and have a Langspil being currently made. Spreading myself too thin just results in my being a crappy player on all of them! I'm having fun ...but I really don't need to add yet another learning curve instrument to the mix.
Strumelia, go for the erhu!
Rob, you met the Appalasia folks in Athens County. . . Someday, I'd like to explore modern mountain dulcimer history in and around Athens County, Ohio. Luthier Dennis Dorogi, Catalogue of Pre-revival Appalachian Dulcimers' s author L. Allen Smith, and others-- a cool discussion from awhile back on ED here:
I have one of their cd's and want to get the other one. The music is captivating.
Dusty, I, too, like Jeff's percussive sounds.
Rob, I wish I could've gone to Jerry's fest in '16 and heard 2/3 of the group.
Wow! This stuff's really good and really interesting. I like Jeff's percussive style of playing the dulcimer.
I listened to Appalasia's music on my car's cd player this evening. Listening reminded me how much I like their unique blend of instruments and evocative compositions.
Golly, I don't know about Jeff's instrument, Rob; you'd know better than I do. I'm hoping to make it to the concert at Jerry Rockwell's fest yet may not know until last minute whether I'll get to go or not.
I'm going to wait and see if Jeff has any cds at SE Ohio. Save the shipping lol. Can't wait to meet him. Love players who play like he does using no extra frets. In fact, is that an old Capritaurus he's playing? Scroll over a "flat head" was something they used wasn't it?