Appalachian and Irish Tunes on Hammer Dulcimer
CAT # 18964-0329-2
1. Flop Eared Mule 2:05 2. The New Land 2:35 3. Sandy River Belle 2:33 4. Kalebrack Rambler/ Sandpiper/ Langstrom's Pony 3:30 5. Planxty Irwin/Whiskey Before Breakfast 3:45 6. Toss the Feathers/ Rev. Brothers Jig 2:12 7. Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine 2:15 8. Christmas Reel/ Ravel Hank of Yarn/ Rainy Day 4:20 9. Chinese Tune/ Santa Anna's Retreat/ O'Ryan's Jig 5:33 10. Shoes and Stockings 2:02 11. Lochaber No More/ Dog in the Mustard/ June Apple 4:40
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Guy and Evan Carawan are a father and son duo who began playing music together in 1972. Guy first heard the hammered dulcimer played by such old-timers as Chet Parker at the Newport Folk Festival, who brought the instrument from the logging camps of northern Michigan, and Russell Fluharty who came from West Virginia to Fox Hollow with his home-made dulcimer. The Carawans made their home at the Highlander Center in Tennessee and Guy began to introduce the hammered dulcimer to many musicians in the southeast -- John McCutcheon, David Holt and Malcolm Dalglish among them. The duo began playing primarily Appalachian and old-time American tunes. In 1974 they visited Ireland, and soon Irish tunes were filling out their repertoire. This album was recorded in 1984.
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