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Posted a response to "Single or Double Melody Strings?":
"Mostly I prefer a single melody string - for melody/drone style and for more "modern" styles (cross-picking, melody notes on lower strings etc).  I like the..."

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Barbara Allen

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De Schvartse Khasene

De Schvartse Khasene


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Friends and Neighbours

Friends and Neighbours


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The Old Rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross


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Pretty Saro (played on John Henry's 'Early Virginia' dulcimer

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Bonny At Morn (played on John Henry's TMB)

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Little Sadie

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The Farmer's Farewell to the Banquet

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Ca' the Yowes

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The Devil and the Farmer's Wife

The Devil and the Farmer's Wife


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God Moved on the Water

God Moved on the Water


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Quickstep in the Battle of Prague/Aye Me, or The Symphony

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English dulcimer players and singers in VA...

Posted: Thursday August 14 2014, 5:07 PM
By: @John Shaw

Ed Thomas question

Posted: Monday October 29 2012, 8:54 AM
By: @John Shaw

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Magdalena
09/19/16 07:31:40AM @magdalena:

Much appreciated, John, thank you.


Val Hughes
06/23/16 11:54:18AM @val-hughes:

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.


Sheila Bryant
04/11/16 10:45:13AM @sheila-bryant:

 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


Megan Joan Ellis
12/06/14 12:47:12PM @megan-joan-ellis:

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.Grin.gif


Robin Thompson
12/06/14 11:34:12AM @robin-thompson:
John, I'd be most honored if you played Little Scioto!It just so happens that I was born and raised in the Scioto River Valley in Southcentral Ohio and have crossed the Scioto River many times. From where I live now, in traveling to Gary Sager's Prussia Valley Dulcimers & Music Shop, we cross the Little Scioto. I told Mark the Little Scioto deserves a tune, too.Many thanks for the kind words! I'd love to hear you play Little Scioto!Warmest wishes from my home to yours!
Paul Crocker
10/11/14 04:54:28PM @paul-crocker:
Cheers John. Prior to my retirement I have come up to date with an iPad ! You missed a great day at the American museum but I hear you were actually in America dulcimering. See you at Launde ?
Val Hughes
07/29/14 04:35:08PM @val-hughes:

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.


Robert Longstaff
05/08/14 07:10:17AM @robert-longstaff:

Hi John,

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.

robert


Val Hughes
09/10/13 10:02:23AM @val-hughes:

Thank you John.


John Tose
08/03/13 04:08:38AM @john-tose:

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!


John Tose
07/30/13 02:31:45PM @john-tose:

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.

John


Duncan Gibbs
04/23/13 04:08:02AM @duncan-gibbs:

It's good to know another player. This time last year I was convinced nobody in the UK bothered with the dulcimer anymore.


Robin Clark
09/04/12 11:10:21PM @robin-clark:

Hey John,

I've just spotted the 3 tunes you have recently posted. Beautifully played. Really great work!

Robin


Carrie Barnes
09/01/12 04:01:23PM @carrie-barnes:

John, just finished listening to" De Schvartse Khasene", absolutely beautiful! Excellent!


John Henry
09/01/12 01:51:47PM @john-henry:

Even diverse !!!

JH


John Henry
09/01/12 01:50:58PM @john-henry:

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

JH


Rob N Lackey
09/01/12 11:06:51AM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob


John Henry
08/29/12 11:42:37AM @john-henry:

Thanks for posting John! Now I know what it should sound like !!!

John


john p
08/28/12 10:00:54PM @john-p:

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 p


Strumelia
08/28/12 08:47:54PM @strumelia:

John, your Pretty Saro is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.