Fantastic! I gotta dust off the noter and give that a try! You guys are having waaaaaaay too much fun for that to be legal!
It was almost as much fun to watch!
Yes, time flies, but not as smoothly as your noter playing St. Anne's Reel!
How the years fly by Robin, the Dulcimer and you were meant to be with each other. Marvellous playing.
I made this video 8 years ago playing my first dulcimer. I can remember that Chris and I had been playing in my kitchen but the rain stopped and we decided to nip the couple of miles up the valley to Castell y Bere to record the video because the location was so inspirational. I had sat up on those rocks the very first day I got my first dulcimer and started to explore the instrument.
Well, blow me down if I didn't open the local paper today - exactly 8 years later - and see that two other old boys had chosen this out-of-the-way ancient location to discuss their musical influences and inspirations:
Castell y Bere is not a popular tourist destination - in fact, you are pretty much assured to have the place to yourself most days. So it seems a remarkable coincidence that Robert Plant should choose this castle, and that particular buttress, to relate the Welsh Celtic influence on Led Zeppelin. Until that is you learn that Robert had a great connection with this place - his parents would bring him to our valley as a child and he then bought his own family here between Led Zeppelin tours so he could both unwind and find the space for inspiration.
The interview is being screened on Sky Arts and on Sky on Demand as part of Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road.
Absolutely fun and joyful!
WOW! Well done!