Thank you, Ariane for putting this all together and sharing with us. It’s a treat every year. Have a great New Year everyone!
Musical Advent Calendar 2021
Well done, one and all! Such a beautifully crafted gift of love. Thank you so much Ariane for sharing your project with us... for weaving the threads of many people together into a sparkling magical fabric..
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
Hearing everyone on the calendar is such a wonderful gift at this time of year, but today seeing John Henry again and playing quite beautifully on one of his dulcimers was the greatest gift of all and cheered me enormously. Thanks all and Merry Christmas.
I've been so busy at work that I've been unable to check out the Musical Advent Calendar each day, but that means what a treat I've had today, the first day of our holiday break, when I could just sit back and enjoy almost two dozen delightful tunes. So much dulcimer love, so much wonderful sharing of music from around the world.
I do want to point out the wonderful tone Mary Ellen Lousberry gets out of her dulcimer in #7. That's the sweetest amplified dulcimer sound I think I've ever heard. Just delightful. Soft and round and clear.
Thanks to all the performers and to Ariane for donating her time to make this happen. What a treat!
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie
Thank you for this wonderful calendar. I just posted it on thegrandolddulcimerclub.com homepage. I would like to attribute the source Ariane; would you be willing to share it with me? Thank you! Linda