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Frank Proffitt

Frank Proffitt

by Steve Eulberg

In Pete Seeger‘s television series, Rainbow Quest, Episode 26, he hosted folklorist Frank Warner.  At about 26:27 they begin discussing Frank Proffitt, including some film of him playing his banjo at the Newport Folk Festival (begins at 40:09)

Frank is most well-known for preserving the song Tom Dooley,

Earlier in their conversation, Pete relates an exchange of letters between Howie Mitchell and Frank Proffitt about dulcimer building.  (38:27-38)

(Note:  Howie Mitchell’s Hammered Dulcimers:  How I Build them, was one of the references that I consulted before and during the building of my first two hammered dulcimers.)

 
 

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Live Event with Wendy Songe!

Live Event with Wendy Songe!

UPCOMING LIVE CONCERT by WENDY SONGE
WEDNESDAY
May 23rd
8:30 p.m. EDT | 7:30 CDT | 6:30 MDT | 5:30 PDT


Enjoy Wendy playing “King of the Fairies” on her mountain dulcimer.

 

Wendy Songe is an award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, performer, teacher, and Nationally touring musician. Her music weaves an eclectic tapestry of diverse instruments, cultures, and songs from across the globe. Wendy promotes music education, teaching private, group and online lessons to students of every age and experience level. She also volunteers her time and talent, giving hundreds of hours of hands-on music enrichment to disabled adults, through her Pay-it-Forward initiative with community non-profit outreach agencies.

Wendy’s Concert Window show on Wednesday, May 23rd will feature the mountain dulcimer. The event is for ALL members. It’s a concert you don’t want to miss! Click here to attend.

Support Wendy on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/WendySonge/posts

 

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Classic Rock Licks! New Lesson Series

Classic Rock Licks! New Lesson Series

Coming June 1, we are excited to announce a new mountain dulcimer series:

Classic Rock Licks on the Classic Mountain Dulcimer, taught by Steve Eulberg.

Using a standard mountain dulcimer, exploring famous licks and riffs from Classic Rock music, Steve finds and demonstrates the ones that need no extra frets, the ones that require a 6+ or a 1+ fret, and those that sound terrific with some string bending.

Subscribe and you’ll have access to all of these lessons.  There are 15 to begin with, with more in the filming queue.

If you are already a subscriber, tune in on June 1st when they go live!

 

 

 

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New Mountain Dulcimer Instructor

New Mountain Dulcimer Instructor

by Steve Eulberg

We are pleased to welcome Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering Director and Freight and Salvage Dulcimer Teacher, Deborah (DJ) Hamouris, to our roster of instructors at DulcimerCrossing.

Deborah introduces herself here:

Deborah joins our faculty of 15 respected and gifted instructors of mountain and hammered dulcimer and fiddle.

We are filming and editing his lessons and they will be available for all subscribers on dulcimercrossing.com.

Subscribe and you’ll have unlimited access to all of her lessons, and those of all of our instructors!

 

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Live Event Highlight!

Live Event Highlight!

by Steve Eulberg

In January, dulcimercrossing instructors, Steve Eulberg and Erin Mae Lewis, teamed up for a Live Event for dulcimercrossing.com at the home of Abby Knaub and family in Lakewood, Colorado.

Here is a highlight from the end of the concert:

Basic Members have access to these live events every quarter, Premium Members have access to them on a monthly basis.

Subscribe to DulcimerCrossing.com and you’ll have access, too!

 

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Mimi and Richard Fariña

Mimi and Richard Fariña

by Steve Eulberg

What a time in which to live!  The archive of so many treasures is available with a few clicks or keystrokes.

Pete Seeger hosted a television series in 1965-66 that had a very limited audience in the New York and New Jersey areas, called Rainbow Quest.

There was no studio audience yet Pete interacts with the camera as if it is an actual audience as he told stories and sang.

He had many guests and in this episode he hosted Mimi and Richard Fariña having met and heard them play and sing at the Newport Folk Festival recently.  Many episodes have been uploaded to Youtube and preserve a national treasure of American folk musicians.

Enjoy this one!

Richard Fariña’s dulcimer playing influenced many West coast players (e.g. Robert Force, Neal Hellman) as well as others across the country, despite his tragic death at such a young age.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2018 in history, mountain dulcimer

 

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Caledonian Club for St. Patrick’s Day`

Caledonian Club for St. Patrick’s Day`

by Steve Eulberg

We have a new Strathspey to learn in time for St. Patrick’s Day for both Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers!

Steve introduces the Mountain Dulcimer series here:

He introduces the Hammered Dulcimer series here:

Subscribe to DulcimerCrossing.com and you’ll have access to all of these lessons, and MORE!

 

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