Much appreciated, John, thank you.
John I'm sitting listening to your wonderful singing and dulcimer playing. I'm always amazed.There are a lot of new members who have never heard your music. Don't think it would be any harm to re-post some of those wonderful tracks. The Dulcimer community needs to hear plenty of your music. My opinion John.
Nice to meet you at Novia Scotia on Sunday John. Do you have a recording of that Rakhover tune we were playing. I would love to lisen to it to help me play it in the right timeing
Good to hear from you John. Yes I do remember playing at the Nova Scotia with Bernard all those years ago. Well that's 3 John dulcimer players I've heard from in the last day. You are all so very welcoming. It's time I started playing again after very little since 2000. Perhaps we will all meet up at some event in the UK 2015.
John, I know it's not for a few weeks yet but the best of luck to you and Amanda on your American trip, they are in for some musical treat. Went into Amanda's page to remind myself of her beautiful voice, she is one fine singer and she is so lucky to have you accompany her, the dulcimer playing is incredible. Best wishes Val.
thanks for the message, I am getting a lot of contact from people who had, and in many cases still have my instruments. If anyone is interested I am happy to write a post as to how, why and where I began making in the '70's and what I am up to now.
Thank you John.
Hi John - interesting, but of course there have always been movements of tunes across borders. I got Dydd Gwyl Ddewi from a facsimile edition of Davidsons musical miracles - 250 Welsh airs, 1859. Though that's no indication really that it's a Welsh tune originally. There's a well known trad. song first published in the 1850s & collected from the Neath valley with a very catchy tune (Ffoles Llantrisant), but I've found versions of the tune from earlier published in England some nearly identical, one in the minor rather than the major. and both with Irish connotations.There's even a version from the island of Malta!
Hi John - I got Sheela O'Gara from the Darley & McCall collection of Trad. irish Music, which is a reprint of `The Feis Ceoil Association collection of Irish Airs'. Not sure of the date but early 1900s I think.
It's good to know another player. This time last year I was convinced nobody in the UK bothered with the dulcimer anymore.
I've just spotted the 3 tunes you have recently posted. Beautifully played. Really great work!
John, just finished listening to" De Schvartse Khasene", absolutely beautiful! Excellent!
Even diverse !!!
As usual, a superb set John, in particular elevating what is often played as a tired standard into something special !!! ( tho' I have often been described as 'Rugged', it's hard to be 'Cross' with that rendition!)
Sorry, I divverse! Thanks for posting
Of course I agree John. It's great to know that there some of us on each side of the pond who have great taste! LOL
Thanks for posting John! Now I know what it should sound like !!!
Wonderful playing John, certainly gave that one a good workout, some lovely passages in there.Something you can sit back and get lost in is what I mostly look for in a tune nowadays.
John, your Pretty Saro is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.