Friday, October 16, 2015

Celtic songs and slow airs

Last january I received my first dulcimer, and have since gone on to collect a few more.
 I never imagined how it would change my world. How these three strings stretched across the length of 37 inches of wood , would bend and straighten my heart. That emotion and science can coalesce and restore my sense of purpose and passion for living.

Here are a couple of Celtic songs & slow airs that I have been practicing , arranged by Neal Hellman for mountain dulcimer

When I was on Horseback. played on a Blue lion mountain dulcimer in the key of GcG

The Banks of Claudy is an Irish Ballad. played on  a Cherry Mcspadden in the key of DaD