And it was good

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):

Mostly Original
Prelude in Bm
Road to Lisdoonvarna[1] / South of the James (NLT)
Winter East and Kensington (NLT and HT)
October Snow
Third Street Market
Irksome Girl / Midnight Maze (HT)

Mostly Bach
Prelude for Lute in Em
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (NLT)
Sheep May Safely Graze, with Elise Pare’
Carolan’s Draught[2] / Sleepers Awake (NLT)
Hewlett[2] (WCIT)
Allemande[3]

Light in Winter
Prelude 1[4] (NLT)
In Him Will I Trust
Fallen (WCIT)
The Storm / One Wintry Night[5]
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

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Published in: on October 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Sounds like it was an amazing night. Every comment I read from people raved about it. Wish I could have been there. Congratulations on a great evening and on nine years of hammered dulcimer – quite an accomplishment.


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