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Summer 11 Sampler CD
Timour the Tartar: Kristin Gitler & David Goldman, from their new CD, Old Tunes - Baked Fresh.
See the review on page 60 to learn more about this superbly recorded and performed project.
Milk Cow Blues: this cut is from Jess Dickinson and Bluegrass Appeal. Read about Jess and his band on page 26.
Branles des Cheveaux: The literal translation of this dance tune is "The Horse's Brawl." Many thanks to
Sylvain LeCroix for letting us use this cut off his just released CD, Cordaphone. Look for a full review this fall.
Four Polka Medley: from the Walnut String Band. This is toe tapping music. Read the review on page 60.
Down in the Sally Gardens: Denise and Rob Angus deliver this and other familiar tunes with beauty and grace on their new CD, Carpe Dulcimers. Read about it on page 62.
Preservation: This beautiful original tune is one of 2 cuts submitted by Timothy Seaman to accompany his composition article on page 42.
Wayfaring Stranger: from Charlie Mink's Old Time Gospel CD. Learn more about it on page 63.
Mississipi Sawyer/Ragtime Annie: The Cincinatti Dulcimer Society has captured that sound and feel of a polished jam in their new recording. Read about it on page 62.
High Mountain Heather: North Carolina based artists Steve and Ruth Smith are known for writing, performing, and recording beautiful hammered dulcimer and guitar pieces. Their newest album, Heirlooms, is reviewed by Bill Troxler on page 57.
Jump at Samhain's Fire: This is the title cut from Beltaine's great new CD. It was written by John Keys. Learn more about Beltaine, and this project on page 62
My Sweet Rowena in the Glen: Timothy Seaman composed this lovely air using a handy alphabet based chart. He teaches this compositional method on page 42. .
Friesische Hummel: This was recorded and contributed by German Luthier Wilfried Ulrich. Read the article about his 'zithers for unmusical common people,' on page 8.
New Bedford Fare Thee Well: Ruth Dunfield co-wrote this sea song with her husband. The album, Saltwater Women, is reviewed on page 62.