57 episodes

The Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast explores the mountain dulcimer's past, present, and future. If you like mountain dulcimers, this is the podcast for you.

Hearts of the Dulcimer Patricia Delich & Wayne Jiang

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    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

The Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast explores the mountain dulcimer's past, present, and future. If you like mountain dulcimers, this is the podcast for you.

    New York, New York

    New York, New York

    057 We spoke with people born and raised in New York City in the 1950s and 60s who have become well-known dulcimer players. With Joellen Lapidus, Holly Tannen, Doug Berch, and Rob Brereton.

    • 45 min
    Early Music and the Mountain Dulcimer

    Early Music and the Mountain Dulcimer

    056 In this episode we’re exploring Early Music on the mountain dulcimer. Although the mountain dulcimer didn’t exist until centuries after the Early Music time frame, its tonality fits perfectly with the temperament of Early Music. With music from Howie Mitchell, Holly Tannen, and Jessica Comeau.

    • 34 min
    A Winter Miracle

    A Winter Miracle

    055 Special announcement from Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast.

    • 3 min
    Fiddle Tune Stories with The Bach and Beethoven Experience

    Fiddle Tune Stories with The Bach and Beethoven Experience

    054 In our final episode, we bring you the Chicago-based group The Bach and Beethoven Experience sharing stories behind some of the fiddle tunes they played on their album An Appalachian Summer. We spoke with fiddler Brandi Berry Benson and dulcimer player Keith Collins, who have their feet firmly grounded in the classical and traditional music worlds.

    • 30 min
    Fiddle Tune Stories with Pam Weeks

    Fiddle Tune Stories with Pam Weeks

    053 If you’re a mountain dulcimer player, chances are you know how to play more than a few fiddle tunes on your dulcimer. Each tune has its own origin story. These stories are often attached to specific places, events, or people. In this and the next episode, we’ll bring you the backstories of some of these fiddle tunes.

    • 15 min
    Grant Olson Dulcimer Explorer

    Grant Olson Dulcimer Explorer

    052 We spoke with the talented young dulcimer player Grant Olson from Minnesota. In 2019 at the age of 17, Grant won the coveted first place in the Mountain Dulcimer National Championship at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield, Kansas. In addition to playing the dulcimer, Grant also composes his own music.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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Interviews with Mountain Dulcimer Players

A terrific podcast. Interviews with top dulcimer players. Samples of all types of genres played on mountain dulcimer. Thoroughly enjoyable. Well produced.

1flyfisher ,

It’s like you’re in the room

These are great interviews! They truly have a knack for bringing out the interesting tidbits and stories that make their conversations unique!

LoveDulcimer ,

A Conversation With Judy Collins

I love hearing the great fondness Judy Collins has for Richard Farina and his amazing, mythical contribution to the lyrical sound of the mountain dulcimer. Patricia’s wonderful in-depth interview reveals an extraordinary break for the mountain dulcimer in its musical debut on Judy’s fifth album when she collaborated with Richard on “Pack Up Your Sorrows”. I am grateful to the Hearts of the Dulcimer and their dedication to documenting the history of the mountain dulcimer via their podcasts. Thank you for keeping the dulcimer’s spirit alive with the beautiful affection that you do.

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