Hearts of the Dulcimer
By Patricia Delich & Wayne Jiang
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The Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast explores the mountain dulcimer's past, present, and future. If you’re interested in mountain dulcimers, this is the podcast for you.
||CleanRichard Ash: The Face of Folkcraft Instruments||030 We spoke with Richard Ash from Folkcraft Instruments about the dulcimers his company has built since 1968. With music played on Folkcraft dulcimers from Bing Futch, Stephen Seifert, John and Karen Keane, and Wendy Songe.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Driven Wendy Songe||029 In this episode we feature dulcimer player Wendy Songe who is an award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, performer, teacher, and nationally touring musician.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with Judy Collins||028 We spoke with legendary award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins about her good friend Richard Fariña. We also explored the importance of Judy Collins’ Fifth Album in introducing the dulcimer in the mid-1960s. With additional commentary by...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDulcimer Week in the Wallowas||027 Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas is an annual adult music camp held over the July 4th week and is devoted to learning the mountain dulcimer. This episode is about our experience at the camp with interviews and music from the festival instructors and...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Gilston: The Transcontinental Dulcimer||026 From the Balkans to Scandinavia to the UK and the US, Mark Gilston, the first place winner of the 2016 National Mountain Dulcimer Championship, tells us stories behind the tunes he plays.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron O’Rourke: Soulful Virtuosity||025 We feature the music and our conversation with Aaron O’Rourke, one of today’s most innovative dulcimer players and composers. At the age of 31, Aaron has already produced an amazing amount of work in solo and ensemble recording and instruction.||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Mother’s Day Special Featuring Margaret Wright and Cassandra Damper||024 For this Mother’s Day, we’d like to celebrate all mothers who play dulcimer. We especially appreciate the dulcimer mothers who teach dulcimer to their children and to others. To honor all dulcimer mothers, we’re presenting the heartwarming...||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Fariña and the Cambridge Folk Music Scene PART 2: A Conversation with Ed Freeman||023 Ed Freeman was part of the Cambridge folk music scene in the early 60s and interviewed Richard and Mimi Fariña on his radio show in 1965. We spoke with Ed about this and much more.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Fariña and the Cambridge Folk Music Scene PART 1: A Conversation with Rick Turner||022 The well-known luthier Rick Turner shares personal stories about Richard and Mimi Fariña and how his luthier skills led him to become part of dulcimer history that was almost forgotten.||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppalAsia: Bridging Traditions||021 With the unusual combination of two American and one Chinese instrument, the trio AppalAsia bridge the Appalachian and Chinese music traditions to create music that is soulful, sophisticated, and genre bending.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Winter Holiday Dulcimer||020 From a contemporary jazz folk original to holiday staples and medieval music, we present tunes that are joyous, reflective, and capture the essence of winter. With music by Linda Brockinton, Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, Lance Frodsham, Jack and Mary..||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNational Dulcimer Championship 2016||019 One of the best places to hear new talent in the mountain dulcimer world is at the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship. This annual event takes place at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. We spoke with 2016 winners Mark...||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIvan Ng Sheng Kai: Singapore’s Only Dulcimer Busker||018 Singapore seems to have only one performing mountain dulcimer player. He’s a 24 year old busker named Ivan Ng Sheng Kai. Hear what it’s like to be the lone dulcimer performer in Singapore, and the extraordinary measures he’s had to take to...||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDulcimer Short Story with Neal Hellman: Celebrities at the Renaissance Faire||017 This episode features stories told by Neal Hellman about celebrities who encountered the dulcimer at the Renaissance Faire.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues on Dulcimer||016 On the surface, it seems that the mountain dulcimer is not an instrument created for playing the Blues. The impression of the dulcimer’s sweet simple sound seems that it would be too gentle to express the raw feelings evoked with the Blues....||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Eulberg: Dulcimer Crossing||015 Steve Eulberg is a multi-instrumentalist who plays and sings traditional songs and fiddle tunes; weaving together Celtic, Old-Time, blues, and jazz on both the mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer. He runs the website Dulcimer Crossing, which...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeal Hellman: Part Folk, Part Classical, All Acoustic||014 Neal Hellman has played the mountain dulcimer for more than 40 years and is the founder, director, and one of the primary artists on the Gourd Music record label. Gourd Music recordings are known for lush arrangements often pairing the dulcimer...||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinda Brockinton: The Art of Fingerpicking||013 Linda Brockinton is known for playing a full chord fingerpicking style on the mountain dulcimer. In 2001, she was the first woman to win first place in the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship as well as the first to win playing a full chord...||2/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudy Klinkhammer: A Dulcimer Life, Part 2||012 The second in the two part celebration of Judy Klinkhammer’s life. She was a well-loved dulcimer player and teacher who lived in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Many people credit Judy for introducing the dulcimer to that part of Arkansas...||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudy Klinkhammer: A Dulcimer Life, Part 1||011 The first of a two part celebration of Judy Klinkhammer’s life. She was a well-loved dulcimer player and teacher who lived in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Many people credit Judy for introducing the dulcimer to that part of Arkansas in...||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoward Rugg: Master Luthier of CapriTaurus and Early Folk Roots Dulcimers||010 Howard Rugg is the master luthier behind the well-known CapriTaurus and early Folk Roots Dulcimers. The thousands of dulcimers built in his workshop are being played all over the world by amateur to accomplished musicians. Howard has recently...||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBing Futch: Dulcimer Road Warrior||009 Singer and multi-instrumentalist Bing Futch has embraced the mountain dulcimer as his first and foremost instrument. Known for touring around the US in his RV, Bing plays many diverse styles from traditional folk to rock to original...||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHolly Tannen: Songstress of Folklore||008 Holly Tannen is a singer, songwriter, and dulcimer player who lives on the edge of a primeval forest in Mendocino, California. Holly is known for writing contemporary folk songs about personal stories and current events using the melodic and...||12/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErin Mae: Playing Old Time Music in New Ways||007 Erin Mae is a young, innovative mountain dulcimer performer and teacher from Kansas who gives old time music a fresh spin on her chromatic dulcimer.||11/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRick Scott: Canada’s Premier Dulcimer Player||006 Dulcimer player, storyteller, actor, and singer songwriter Rick Scott has been playing the dulcimer for more than four decades. Rick has received several awards and honors for his work with children’s music.||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Fariña Tribute Part 2 with Joellen Lapidus, Owenie and Jim Crozier, Terry Hennessy, Neal Hellman, and Omar Lugones.||005 We focus on the melodic and rhythmically complex music Fariña created on his dulcimer and explore how his heritage and world travels influenced his music. We talk with Fariña’s relatives, people he knew, and two dulcimer players he influenced...||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Fariña Tribute Part 1 with Jerry Rockwell, John Blosser, & Omar Lugones. Featuring music from Caroline Doctorow & Plainsong||004 We begin our tribute to Richard Fariña with Jerry Rockwell and John Blosser, two dulcimer players influenced by Fariña's dulcimer playing. With music from two Fariña tribute albums: one released in September, 2015 from...||8/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScheitholt Part 2 with Ken Koons, Ryan Koons, and Ken Longfield||003 We continue the exploration of the scheitholt, the predecessor of the mountain dulcimer: What kind of music was played on the scheitholt? Why did it fade into obscurity? And why is there a surge of interest in the scheitholt?||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoni Mitchell's Dulcimers with Joellen Lapidus and Rick Scott||002 Two stories about Joni Mitchell’s dulcimers. Joellen Lapidus tells the story of selling a dulcimer to Joni at the 1969 Big Sur Folk Festival. Rick Scott recalls being picked up by Joni while hitchhiking in Canada in 1971.||7/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScheitholt Part 1 with Ben Seymour||001 Folklorist Lucy Long and luthier Ben Seymour talk about the mountain dulcimer's predecessor, the German scheitholt. Plus, Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas in Oregon.||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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Fantastic, looking forward to more!
Great podcast from Hearts of the Dulcimer
Patricia and Wayne have done it again. Their excellent insights into music, particularly the mountain dulcimer are not to be missed. Subscribe to the podcasts so that you won' miss a minute of their coverage.
Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast
The Hearts of the Dulcimer documentary was a fabulous film, and now the artists are continuing to support dulcimer music and musicians through podcasts. The first podcast was informative and entertaining. I can't wait for the next installments.