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Welcome to Songbird Dulcimers. We take pride in our hand-crafted hammered dulcimers. Read about our instruments, videos, helpful resources, or buy a dulcimer online. Our driving force is helping folks to make music together. Our modern society with its for profit music system has separated us, and we don't make music together any longer. Now musicians are regarded as a separate class, and the...
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We handcraft Hammer Dulcimers and Bowed Psalteries and provide hammer dulcimer music, instructional books, videos, and accessories. Our instruments are revered around the world and our hammer dulcimers have been chosen by more than 20 National Champions. Everyone who dedicates their life to working at Master Works knows your are special and deserve our full attention to the details necessary to...
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For players or lovers of hammered dulcimer (dulcimers), autoharp, harp, fiddle, or any acoustic instruments. Features Evart (Michigan) Funfest Dulcimer Festival and other music events. This whole site is undergoing renovation. Please be patient. Click Here. Dulcimers! Hammered Dulcimers and Other...
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Dusty Strings is a manufacturer of fine lever harps and hammered dulcimers, and runs a Seattle-based acoustic music retail store and music school. Online store for harp & dulcimer strings & accessories Learn about Dusty Strings instruments: in-depth information, photos, sound clips, and detailed...
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Phil’s third CD, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp: Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer is a fascinating solo recording of music commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The hammered dulcimer was popular in the United States during the Civil War, and music of that era seems right...
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Concerts, workshops, vendors, mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, lots of fun with plenty of great music and friendly people. This dulcimer-centric festival is held every fall in Milford, CT. AppalAsia is ... Jeff Berman ... mountain dulcimer Mimi Jong ... erhu Susan Powers ... banjo & vocal A unique combination rooted in Appalachian and Asian music traditions with original composition and...
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Notice that there are two main bridges: a bass bridge (on the right) and a treble bridge (on the left). The bass strings are struck just to the left of the bass bridge, while the treble strings can be struck either to the right or the left of the treble bridge. There are 16 pairs of treble strings and 15 pairs of bass strings (hence it is known as a 16/15 instrument -- hammered dulcimers come...
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Interested in a custom piece? McSpadden custom dulcimers have the same body and peghead shapes as our standard dulcimers. The customization is in the wood species and features. They are offered in any of the voices including Ginger, standard, 26 inch, baritone, bass or dulci-banjo. A standard, 26 inch or baritone may be a six string. Our specialty is the mountain dulcimer; our five full-time...
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This year, we will be teaching a brand-new workshop titled "A Fresh Approach." The class is open to hammered dulcimer players of all levels and focuses on learning to play without being dependent on hand patterns, memorized arrangements or a dominant hand. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned performer, this class will help you discover a new freedom to play spontaneously and explore your...
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America's premier hammered dulcimer player and recording artist, Maggie Sansone's music and pioneering artistry has brought the ringing beauty of her music to hundreds of thousands of music lovers around the world. Maggie has been featured on CBS-TV Sunday Morning, and NPR's All Things Considered, Performance Today, and The Thistle & Shamrock. As producer and performer, Maggie has performed at...
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Glenn Morgan from Glenn Morgan Hammered Dulcimers and Fishbite Music, Sonora is happy to welcome you. Welcome to the website of Glenn Morgan. I am a musician and entertainer living in Sonora, CA. The hammered dulcimer is my passion – and I truly feel at home behind my instrument. Over the years, I have performed in a wide variety of settings and venues, from the streets of San Francisco to the...
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Sue Wilson combines an enthusiasm for the hammered dulcimer and a gift for teaching by offering private and small group lessons out of her home in Pittsboro, NC.  She teaches students of all ages and skill levels and is available to teach in a workshop setting by special arrangement.Â. Sue shares her music by performing as a solo artist and as a member of various ensembles. The sweet sound of...
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Mark is a freelance musician based out of North-Eastern Ohio. An orchestral trumpeter by trade, Mark has a doctorate in Trumpet Performance from The Ohio State University and has played in a dozen orchestras in the US and in Europe. Mark is also a National Hammered Dulcimer champion and performs all over the world on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, trumpet, piano, guitar, and penny...
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When I was in college, I took modern dance every semester I could. I had done a very very short session of ballet once when I was little, but when my feet cramped I was confused and quit. Dance counted for the physical education requirement at my college, which is why I got started in it, and I loved it so much I continued. Embodied music and art, creative expression, grace and beauty and truth...
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Buy HighStrung Online -- Darcy's Grammy-nominated solo CD HighStrung is available at CD Baby, House of Musical Traditions, and Annapolis Foundation Museum Store. Preview this recording with these soundbites. Also available: You can purchase Darcy's first solo recording I feel my heart fly at House of Musical Traditions and Annapolis Foundation Museum Store. Make a New Tradition -- Want to make...
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Buying a hammered dulcimer. Discounted Prices. Free Classified Area. One of the most popular features of this site has been the free "Classified Ads" area where you can sell or buy used instruments (hammered dulcimers, or other acoustic instruments) or other music related items (like dulcimer hammers, tuners, cases, etc.) There are also categories for folks who who are music instructors, folks...
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Most of her traditional material has been gleaned from her two and a half year sojourn in Europe with late partner Robert Almblade, whom she performed and wrote with for over a decade, as well as playing at Irish sessions around the United States. The material is largely Celtic and her involvement with that genre colors her original work. As a relative newcomer to the performing songwriting...
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Kathy Spirtes plays hammered dulcimer music for libraries, nursing homes and private venues in and around Cotuit MA. We are delighted to have Kathy Spirtes fill our reading room with an hour of calming Hammered Dulcimer music on Friday mornings. Patrons find it relaxing and a nice addition to reading their newspaper or book while others ask questions, intrigued by the instrument. Kathy shares...
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Bill Robinson is a 3rd generation hammered dulcimer player living in St. Charles, Illinois. Known for his upbeat playing style, and unique dulcimer traditions handed down from generation to generation, Robinson is a master of the instrument.. The hammered dulcimer, not to be confused with the Appalachian dulcimer, is a trapezoidal instrument in which strings are stretched across and then struck...
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Tim Simek has been playing the mountain dulcimer and hammer dulcimer for 27 years. Primarily a self-taught musician, Tim explains how he got into playing such an obscure class of instruments. “I got my start with strings after getting a summer job in the dulcimer shop at Dollywood back in the mid 80’s. Part of my job was to demonstrate the mountain dulcimer to the guests. I would play a little...
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