Saturday night I celebrated nine years of hammered dulcimer, with a couple dozen friends.
The Alumni Lounge in the Culver Academies’ Legion Memorial Building was a beautiful and intimate setting. Comfy couches, soft chairs, chandeliers and sconces, paintings, boats, a fireplace, fancy rug… kids running around playing with puzzles, stuffed animals, and picture books. In the cathedral-ceilinged lobby, yummies on one side, CDs on the other.
Here’s the set list (CD titles in parentheses):
Prelude in Bm
Road to Lisdoonvarna / South of the James (NLT)
Winter East and Kensington (NLT and HT)
Third Street Market
Irksome Girl / Midnight Maze (HT)
Prelude for Lute in Em
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (NLT)
Sheep May Safely Graze, with Elise Pare’
Carolan’s Draught / Sleepers Awake (NLT)
Light in Winter
Prelude 1 (NLT)
In Him Will I Trust
The Storm / One Wintry Night
What Child Is This? (WCIT)
Easter Thursday (WCIT)
1. Traditional Irish
2. Turlough O’Carolan, 18th C. Irish.
3. Medieval, I think.
4. Bach again.
5. Jerry Read Smith