Steeleye Span & John Pearse 1970

FoundryRat
FoundryRat
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2 weeks ago
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For those who haven't watched, this show seems to be a continuation of a series on making your own "dulcimer" sandwiched in between a few songs by the second incarnation (1970) of Steeleye Span just before release of their second album Please To See The King.   

The hosts idea of a dulcimer was to make a fretboard stick that would use a table top for resonance.  I seem to recall this being reported as being done in Appalachia with standard dulcimers on occasion.

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
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2 weeks ago
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I eat with unamplified spoons. Will that get me on TV? 

The solid body electric dulcimer played with a noter is a nice juxtaposition of tradition and modernity. Like talking on a cell phone while riding a horse-drawn buggy.

Interesting that they take a break from music to put some fretwire into a fretboard.  I can't imagine that on American TV.




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Robin Thompson
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3 weeks ago
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