Drones, picks and Popsicle sticks: Notes on traditional styles of playing the mountain dulcimer and its European antecedents

Editor’s note – To see new posts on HOGFIDDLE, scroll down past this post. This article, “Drones, Picks and Popsicle Sticks,” appeared in Dulcimer Players News, _______ 2010. By Peter Ellertsen Sooner or later, anybody who plays the Appalachian dulcimer has the dulcimer conversation. [1] I first encountered it at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic … Continue reading Drones, picks and Popsicle sticks: Notes on traditional styles of playing the mountain dulcimer and its European antecedents

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Yo-Yo Ma at Laredo/Nuevo Laredo border crossing: “I’ve lived my life at the borders …”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=284&v=DtC55rfJQYY Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Border Crossing -- Texas Public Radio Blurb from YouTube: TexasPublicRadio Published on Apr 13, 2019 World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on Saturday. Laredo’s “Day of Action” featured performances in both cities to … Continue reading Yo-Yo Ma at Laredo/Nuevo Laredo border crossing: “I’ve lived my life at the borders …”

Väsen — Swedish folk musician denied visa under procedure designed to screen out terrorists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrAILI4-25M Väsen: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert in 2018. Mikael Marin, at left, was denied visa TERRORISTS? I shared this comment today to Facebook, along with a video of the Swedish roots music group Väsen playing a new release titled "Typhoon Nozaki," due to come out this month. It's self-explanatory, and the video is definitely … Continue reading Väsen — Swedish folk musician denied visa under procedure designed to screen out terrorists

History News Network — submissions

https://historynewsnetwork.org/ https://historynewsnetwork.org/submissions.html Guidelines for Writing Articles Successful op eds make an argument that takes the reader from point A to point B. They should either tell the reader something new or frame an old issue in a new way. Articles may include the author's opinion but primarily serve as vehicles for informed analysis with an … Continue reading History News Network — submissions

Confirmed dulcimer sighting in Germany: “Auch in Deutschland gibt es orginal McSpadden und Folkcraft Dulcimers zu kaufen”

https://www.facebook.com/raindog65/posts/10157080083017264 Dulcimershop Ludwigsburg Martin Oesterle just north of Stuttgart in southwestern Germany, not far from France and the Vosges mountains https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SrrwAcgonY Dulcimer Online Folge 11. Gavotte von Michael Praetorius http://www.dulcimer-online.de/texte/Gavotte_Nr_3.pdf?fbclid=IwAR38UyvttlhE4L4dkOBNslyIyY5PM6epgirhKZOpJZHHIhwBTS0KPYS6xW0 Gavotte Nr. 3 Michael Prätorius 1571 -1621 https://www.dulcimershop.de/noten.html Dulcimer Noten / Tab's (Tabulaturen / Strumming) Einfache Tabulaturen für Anfänger (Simple tabs fpr beginners) Tabulaturen für … Continue reading Confirmed dulcimer sighting in Germany: “Auch in Deutschland gibt es orginal McSpadden und Folkcraft Dulcimers zu kaufen”

Tradition

Laws of Tradition: (1) Nothing is lost. (2) Nothing stays the same. -- John Garst, "Man of Constant Sorrow: Antecedents and Tradition," Country Music Annual 2002, ed. Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015), p. 26.

“Let Erin Remember”: An Irish air for the Clayville-Prairieland tune learning session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=n6pbVZECgRQ The Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes & Drums marching in the 2013 Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade. They play "Let Erin Remember" and segue into "The Minstrel Boy," also by Thomas Moore, at 0:50. Blast email sent tonight (March 17) to the Clayville-Prairieland Slow Jam and Tune Learning Session mailing list -- Our "third Thursday" meeting … Continue reading “Let Erin Remember”: An Irish air for the Clayville-Prairieland tune learning session

Of Brexit, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, a ‘phonetically very unfortunate’ acronym and generation gaps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=XM1GNsPGftc ODE TO JOY 24 June 2016 © 2016 Apple and Biscuit Recordings As Brexit spins out of control, with Parliament gridlocked and no end in sight, now seems like an appropriate time to post this again ... In June 2016, the night after UK voters decided 51.9-to-48.1 percent to leave the European Union, a … Continue reading Of Brexit, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, a ‘phonetically very unfortunate’ acronym and generation gaps