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David Bennett

A Little Zither History


I found these interesting articles through Steve Carney: http://www.zither.us/zithermaxl...
@David Bennett started 9 months ago - replies: 2
Strumelia

Icelandic Langspil


Wanted to start a thread on this less commonly seen dulcimer relative or ancestor.  I am having one of these made, three strings.  For my purposes...
@Strumelia started 2 years ago - replies: 15
Strumelia

Do you have a favorite?


I'm curious to know if some people here have a particular dulcimer ancestor personal 'favorite'- and why they might like them more than the other...
@Strumelia started 11 years ago - replies: 14
Strumelia

"Elizabethan Garden" Epinette des Vosges in pear wood


An epinette des Vosges made of all pear wood, custom made for me by  Michael King in the UK .  I created the 'garden' vignette designs based...
@Strumelia started 3 years ago - replies: 5
Geoff Black

"New" Epinette des Vosges


Some years ago I bought a rather sad epinette over the internet from France. It is a small, Val dAjol-style instrument, but its length, number of...
@Geoff Black started 8 years ago - replies: 23
Dusty Turtle

MFA Boston exhibit on zithers


The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a collection of musical instruments, including a section on "zithers, psalteries, and dulcimers."  Some of...
@Dusty Turtle started 3 years ago - replies: 3
Strumelia

My little Epinette !


As some of you already know, I received a wonderful surprise Christmas gift out of the blue this month from FOTMD member John Henry of the UK....
@Strumelia started 9 years ago - replies: 30
Anthony G. Spangler

Epinette des something something... and Questions


Hi all! I wasn't sure whether to post this here or over in the building forum, but here goes... With some of the left overs from my first...
@Anthony G. Spangler started 8 years ago - replies: 48
John Tose

Hungarian Citera


I know that the citera isn't exactly an ancestor to the mountain dulcimer, more a kind of cousin, but I love listening to them being played...
@John Tose started 5 years ago - replies: 4
David Bennett

Dulcimentary: the history of the scheitholt and the scheitholt Ben Seymour made for me


Here is my latest dulcimentary is on the history of the scheitholt and the scheitholt Ben Seymour made for me...
@David Bennett started 5 years ago - replies: 4
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Whazzit?


This is clearly not a dulcimer but an odd duck, nonetheless. It took me a while to find the tuners: interesting idea! Anybody seen anything like...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 6 years ago - replies: 4
Gregg Schneeman

The Traumscheit


The much profaned Tromba Marina was originally a single monochord played with a bow used for both sacred and profane music. Classical paintings...
@Gregg Schneeman started 6 years ago - replies: 5
Gregg Schneeman

Raffeles


Raffeles are one family of the Mountain Dulcimer's European cousins. Unlike the epinettes they have no delegated drone strings. On his You Tube...
@Gregg Schneeman started 6 years ago - replies: 1
folkfan

How old is the sheitholt?


Does anyone have a date for the earliest known scheitholt? There was a langeleik found in Norway dating from 1524 which according to what I was...
@folkfan started 9 years ago - replies: 18
Curtis Carlisle Bouterse

Whose epinette?


Last year I bought this (seemingly unmarked) 7-string epinette de Vosges from a seller in the U.S, who had no information and I haven't been able...
@Curtis Carlisle Bouterse started 8 years ago - replies: 3