Spring 2004

“The River” Coffeehouse

On March 19, I performed for the second time at Bristol Christian Fellowship’s “The River” coffeehouse in Bristol, Vermont. I began with an Irish set followed by a selection of Lent and Easter pieces, then after a break I continued with tunes from No Loose Threads and a set of new material. Most of the music was instrumental, but I also sang a few with dulcimer and two with guitar. The Hardt family not only hosted me for the weekend, but their girls, Grace, Heather Rose, and Anna, helped me sing one of the pieces.

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A May Wedding


In early May, I performed for a wedding at Belhurst Castle in Geneva. The ceremony was outdoors, followed by a reception inside. Things didn’t go quite as planned. For one thing, I broke a mic clip while setting up the pa outside; fortunately, I’d brought two mics so I still had one I could use. Then, as I was playing the indoor cocktail hour, I realized it was far too noisy a room to be playing without pa, but it was too late to stop and set it up again. Still, it was a beautiful wedding, with a gorgeous, if not warm, sunny day outside.

The CNY Dulcimer Circle


The Central NY Dulcimer Circle met for our Spring Session Sunday, May 16. Nic Hambas of Rochester joined us this time, bringing two instruments he’d built, a bowed mountain dulcimer and a hammered dulcimer. Next to him is Nancy. The next two photos show Keith and Marty Bryant and Liz Peters.

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The circle meets four or five times a year for a jam session and dinner — we’re focused on hammered dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments and listeners are always welcome.