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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.

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.
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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.

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English


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Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music

8/29/2018
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037 The 1964 LP Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music became one of the most popular recordings of the early folk music revival. In this episode, find out why Golden Ring was a groundbreaking album for the mountain dulcimer.

Duration:00:48:30

The Many Modes of Stephen Seifert

6/29/2018
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036 Stephen Seifert is one of the most accomplished dulcimer performers today. Possessing an impeccable command of the instrument, he’s a favorite at festivals and clubs around the country and has performed as a soloist on his mountain dulcimer with symphony orchestras.

Duration:00:31:35

The Dulcimer Adventures of Joellen Lapidus

5/30/2018
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E035 In this episode we feature innovative dulcimer player, teacher, and builder Joellen Lapidus. Her dulcimers are simply the most unique and beautiful dulcimers ever built. Equally impressive is Joellen’s rhythmically sophisticated dulcimer playing.

Duration:00:48:57

Heidi Muller and Bob Webb: Music with a Purpose

4/10/2018
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034 In this episode we feature the music and musical journey of life partners Heidi Muller and Bob Webb. Heidi and Bob are multi-instrumentalists who play original and traditional tunes. They blend each other’s influences that reach from the Pacific Northwest to the Appalachian Mountains.

Duration:00:54:47

An Irish Music Special

2/19/2018
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033 In this episode we’re playing music from Ireland, all on the mountain dulcimer, of course. With music from dulcimer players Carol Walker, Aubrey Atwater, Neal Hellman, Jonathan Dowell, Mark Gilston, Linda Brockinton, Gary Gallier, Molly McCormack, Lorinda Jones, and Larry and Elaine Conger.

Duration:00:29:06

The Legendary Howie Mitchell

1/13/2018
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032 In this episode, we present the stories and music of Howie Mitchell. An innovator of dulcimer building and playing in the 1950s and 60s, Howie is credited with spreading the idea of the 6 and half fret, the DAD Mixolydian tuning, and the chord melody style of playing dulcimer starting in the late 1950s. All three of these ideas caught on in the dulcimer world and for many players is the standard way of playing dulcimer.

Duration:00:56:16

The Winter Holiday Dulcimer 2017

12/15/2017
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031 Celebrate the winter season with wintry seasonal music by dulcimer players John and Karen Keane, Christine Shoemaker, Stephen Seifert, Wendy Songe, Jessica Comeau, Holly Tannen, and Heidi Muller and Bob Webb.

Duration:00:19:59

Richard Ash: The Face of Folkcraft Instruments

11/16/2017
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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.

Duration:00:30:21

The Driven Wendy Songe

10/4/2017
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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.

Duration:00:30:43

A Conversation with Judy Collins

9/7/2017
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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 Neal Hellman and readings from Richard Fariña’s cousin Omar Lugones.

Duration:00:30:04

Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas

8/28/2017
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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 attendees.

Duration:00:53:13

Mark Gilston: The Transcontinental Dulcimer

7/14/2017
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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.

Duration:00:29:34

Aaron O’Rourke: Soulful Virtuosity

5/14/2017
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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.

Duration:00:51:26

A Mother’s Day Special Featuring Margaret Wright and Cassandra Damper

4/14/2017
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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 story of a special dulcimer mother: Margaret Wright and her daughter Cassandra Damper.

Duration:00:36:08

Richard Fariña and the Cambridge Folk Music Scene PART 2: A Conversation with Ed Freeman

2/27/2017
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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.

Duration:00:33:49

Richard Fariña and the Cambridge Folk Music Scene PART 1: A Conversation with Rick Turner

2/27/2017
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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.

Duration:00:37:28

AppalAsia: Bridging Traditions

1/10/2017
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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.

Duration:00:34:57

The Winter Holiday Dulcimer

12/1/2016
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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 Giger, Mark Gilston, Jessica Comeau, Bing Futch, and AppalAsia.

Duration:00:30:10

National Dulcimer Championship 2016

11/19/2016
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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 Gilston, Cassandra Damper, and Wendy Songe, as well as Jim Woods from McSpadden Dulcimers.

Duration:00:28:32

Ivan Ng Sheng Kai: Singapore’s Only Dulcimer Busker

10/7/2016
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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 find and learn how to play it.

Duration:00:16:51