In October, I’ll have been a hammered dulcimer player for eleven years. That’s really cool. I was hesitant to get one — would I be any good, would I still like it after a few weeks, and so on — and here we are a decade and a year later.
I’ll present a concert in the Alumni Lounge of the Legion Memorial building on the Culver Academies campus, October 16, 4-5. Not especially geared toward kids, but all ages are welcome.
I’m starting to think about music… I pulled out John Rutter’s For the Beauty of the Earth again… would be lovely to have a quartet of voices for it. Maybe some other pieces with singers — Sheep May Safely Graze, in German; maybe others. I’d love to do some things with other instrumentalists, too — maybe some percussion, maybe harp, who knows!
I just have to keep in mind that it’s less than a month away… and to be realistic about how much learning and practicing time I have along with the rest of life.