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On the Spring 2011 Sampler CD
Saint-Chartier: Cristian Huet, a champion mountain dulcimer performer in France contributed this song. It is from his 2000 CD, Dulcimer Acoustique, which has a decidedly Celtic and Breton feel. Contact Cristian at
Confederate’s Polka March: A new CD from Anne and Ridley Enslow. See the review on page 60 to learn more about this marvelous recording.
Paradox: This is the title cut from Josh Noe’s new solo dulcimer CD. See the review by Butch Ross on page 54.
Missouri: Dan Landrum. I played bass and hammered dulcimer on this cut. It is part of the story on the tune Missouri on page 60 and also demonstrates the use of a paradiddle as part of the story on page 66.
Nanea Kou Maka i Ka Le’ale’a: Janita Baker’s latest CD, Stardust, is another winner. This cut represents the laid back nature of this project. Read more about it on page 56.
Missouri: Stephen Seifert contributed this cut to go along with his story about the secret life of the tune Missouri. See it on page 60.
7. My Grandpa’s Watch: Steve and Ruth Smith’s attention to high quality recordings with gentle arrangements for guitar and hammered dulcimer shine once again with their new CD, Heirlooms. Read about it on page 56.
Akebono Raindrops: Mark Shelton is a well known Texas-based hammered dulcimer performer. Lately he’s been playing a lot on a hand pandrum called an Halo. He wrote this little opus using the Japanese Akebono scale. It isn’t a dulcimer cut, but it seems an appropriate homage considering the recent events in Japan.
Sheebeg and Sheemoor: This selection is from Ruth Barrett’s fine new CD, Songs of the Otherworld, on page 57.
Unclouded Day: North Carolina based hammered dulcimer artist Martin Moore’s latest project harkens back to a life of church favorites. Read more about My Soul, My Life, My All on page 58.
Silly Bill: This tune is played on a Galax dulcimer by Phyllis Gaskins. See the article on page 40 and the TAB on page 43.