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 the Dec. 6, 2016, post titled "Psalmodikon!" below. 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 … Continue reading Drones, picks and Popsicle sticks: Notes on traditional styles of playing the mountain dulcimer and its European antecedents

Our Lady of Sitka in Cross-Town Traffic

Reprinted from The Sleepy Weasel, campus magazine of Benedictine University Springfield (formerly Springfield College in Illinois), Volume 12, May 2008, and archived here because it's the first thing I wrote about "creolized" music, my current academic research topic. Picture shows the writer at Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska Native village of Eklutna. … Continue reading Our Lady of Sitka in Cross-Town Traffic

Psalmodikon! [D R A F T]

“A Pioneer Swedish Singing School: Teaching the Old Songs in a New Land.” Background for my talks on immigrant hymnody, recreating a 19th-century Swedish- or Norwegian-American hymn sing using an old-country box fiddle called a psalmodikon. To hear a sample, please link to: https://www.facebook.com/peter.ellertsen/posts/1606929452901428. Demonstrating a replica of Pastor Esbjorn's psalmodikon at Jenny Lind Chapel, … Continue reading Psalmodikon! [D R A F T]

“Kerry Dancing” — here’s a tune for St. Patrick’s Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QZiFmOe4Mo&spfreload=5 The great Stephane Grappelli and our own Frankie Gavin perform a jam session on a very old Irish Melody. -- clarebannerman Blast email sent this afternoon to the Clayville and Prairieland Dulcimer Strings mailing lists. Hi everybody -- Our next meeting of the Clayville-Prairieland Strings slow jam and tune learning session is from 7 … Continue reading “Kerry Dancing” — here’s a tune for St. Patrick’s Day

Contemporary service, Peace Lutheran, March 11, Lent II

Gathering/Call to Worship: "Jesus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEbQswNB6Wc *we are doing in a lower key to make it easier for us non-tenors! Worship Songs: "Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrymzdmMrVE "Revelation Song" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsiDukXIeVY "How Deep the Father's Love for Us" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYV7hpD9JTI creed: "We Believe" sung Lord's Prayer Closing Song: "Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)"

“I Sommaren Soliga Dagar”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xJFVs5THDQ Vi Gå Över Daggstänkaberg & I Sommaren Soliga Dagar - SmorgasBandet 8 I Sommaren Soliga Dagar begins at 0:57. https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_sommarens_soliga_dagar I sommarens soliga dagar är en svensk sång i tvåtakt med text av Gustaf Johansson.[1] Melodin är enligt Sjung, svenska folk en ”gammal marschmelodi". Sången ingick från 1943 bland de stamsånger som var obligatoriska … Continue reading “I Sommaren Soliga Dagar”

Psalmodikon live in Latvia

https://www.facebook.com/npsalmodikonforbundet/posts/10207471334375675 Gunnar Fredelius shared a live video to Nordiska Psalmodikonförbundet's Timeline. Yesterday [March 5] at 9:16am · Christina Frohm tipsade om dessa liver som här sände live från en konstert i Lettland. https://www.facebook.com/julgi.stalte/videos/1401789263174905/ Ett lite obekvämt sätt att spela psalmodikon kan man tycka. Även sett några andra på andra sidan Östersjön hålla instrumentet så. Musiken … Continue reading Psalmodikon live in Latvia

Contemporary service, Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield, March 4 (Lent I)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuvfMDhTyMA Matt Maher - Lord, I Need You Here is the music set for this weekend: Gathering Music: praise band Worship Songs: "How Great is Our God" **Sharing of the Peace "How Great is Our God" (chorus) "Holy Holy Holy (God With Us)" Special Music: "My Savior, My God" (Adam) creed: We Believe sung Lord's … Continue reading Contemporary service, Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield, March 4 (Lent I)

Tank and the Bangas — D R A F T

https://www.facebook.com/NOLAnews/videos/10154294101632060/ Check out the above interview by NOLA.com writer Chelsea Brasted with the band at the Music Box Village According to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TankAndTheBangas/, Tank and the Bangas are all about "Soul, R&B, Hip Hop and Spoken Word combined over a live band, Coming to you from New Orleans!" http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2017/02/tank_and_the_bangas_beat_out_6.html Tank and the … Continue reading Tank and the Bangas — D R A F T