Hearts of the Dulcimer
By Patricia Delich & Wayne Jiang
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This podcast is dedicated to everything about the mountain dulcimer: the dulcimer’s history, dulcimer music, dulcimer builders, dulcimer communities, dulcimer culture, and much, much more! If you’re interested in mountain dulcimers, this is the podcast for you.
||CleanAppalAsia: Bridging Traditions||Episode 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||Episode 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...||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNational Dulcimer Championship 2016||Episode 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...||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIvan Ng Sheng Kai: Singapore’s Only Dulcimer Busker||Episode 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...||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDulcimer Short Story with Neal Hellman: Celebrities at the Renaissance Faire||Episode 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||Episode 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...||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Eulberg: Dulcimer Crossing||Episode 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...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeal Hellman: Part Folk, Part Classical, All Acoustic||Episode 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...||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLinda Brockinton: The Art of Fingerpicking||Episode 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...||2/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudy Klinkhammer: A Dulcimer Life, Part 2||Episode 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...||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudy Klinkhammer: A Dulcimer Life, Part 1||Episode 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...||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoward Rugg: Master Luthier of CapriTaurus and Early Folk Roots Dulcimers||Episode 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...||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBing Futch: Dulcimer Road Warrior||Episode 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||Episode 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...||12/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErin Mae: Playing Old Time Music in New Ways||Episode 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||Episode 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.||Episode 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...||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Fariña Tribute Part 1 with Jerry Rockwell, John Blosser, & Omar Lugones. Featuring music from Caroline Doctorow & Plai||Episode 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...||8/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScheitholt Part 2 with Ken Koons, Ryan Koons, and Ken Longfield||Episode 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||Episode 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||Episode 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.