Love the tune and the playing.The story has a few points in common with other fiddle-gallows stories.I find the "dead man's tuning"interesting....same thing in Canada,alternate ways of tuning the fiddle for more resonance,but we call it "Hangman's tuning","Devil's tuning".
Love this tune. On my list to learn on the mountain dulcimer soon. Well played. Thanks for posting.
I loved the authentic folk sound in your piece played in the noter-style. Thanks for sharing.
Very beautifully played - and you have a wonderful sounding dulcimer.
Magictime, your play of Coleman's March is so fine and sounds just right played on your Thomas replica!
Thanks all! Yes @Dusty-Turtle, I came across that piece a week or two ago. I'd love to know the story of the story - what actually happened, and how and when other elements came to be added.
I wish the tune felt a bit more 'slow and dirge-like' to play, as per that verbal description! I think it's got the longest and fastest unbroken 'runs' of notes of any tune I've yet tried to learn.
Nice playing, @Magictime. You really bring out the beauty in the melody.
By the way, the story behind this song--even if it's not true--is pretty interesting. Check out this version .
Nice playing! John builds a fine instrument (I have two)!
Beaytifully played, and a gorgeous sounding instrument.