A treat to watch that video of you playing that beautiful epinette built by dear John Henry, Strumelia!
It's hard to believe this was nine years ago already. !
@John-Henry , I love to play your wonderful epinette, it is so very special to me. Over the past few days I've been having fun on it, inspired by two of your videos: Star in the East, and Bring Us In Good Ale. You always inspire me.
Thinking of you and sending warm hugs from afar...
Nice dulcimer. Nice photograph
Lisa, you are a real Hienz 57 variety I am half German and half Swedish.
Hi Ken, my 4 grandparents were: Swedish, German, English, and Irish.
I think of epinettes as dainty little dulcimers.
Thanks for the video, Lisa. I looked up epinette in wikipedia. It has quite an interesting past and its close relationship to the mountain dulcimer becomes clear. That haunting little melody you played on it kept going through my head all the while I was shoveling out the driveway. Are you of Scandinavian heritage by any chance, as in ... please pass the lutefisk.
What a beautiful gift from our friend.
Thank you for playing such a beautiful song.
Enjoy your Holiday
Ken, here's a video for you:
What a nice homey picture, Lisa, and what a wonderful gift. How's about a video of you playing it.
A fine piece of craftsmanship to be sure. Pretty picture!!!
Another beautiful photograph! The warmth of your photographs really come through IMO (no pun with the fireplace intended). Great stuff.