60 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

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 62 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.

    The End

    The End

    060 This is the final Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast episode. Thanks to David Massengill for taking us out with On The Road to Fairfax County.

    • 5 min
    Dulcimer Originals

    Dulcimer Originals

    059 In this episode we’re playing originals composed and performed on the mountain dulcimer by the artists themselves. You’ll be hearing music from dulcimer players Gary Gallier, Leo Kretzner, Mary Giger, Aubrey Atwater, Neal Walters, Christine Shoemaker, Holly Tannen, and Ken Bloom.

    • 21 min
    Ashley Ernst, Publisher and Owner of Dulcimer Players News

    Ashley Ernst, Publisher and Owner of Dulcimer Players News

    058 In this episode we’re featuring our conversation with Ashley Ernst, the owner and publisher of Dulcimer Players News. DPN has been the quarterly magazine for mountain and hammered dulcimer players since 1975. With music from both hammered and mountain dulcimer musicians.

    • 31 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

jgrenshaw13 ,

I dare you to not want to play the dulcimer after listening!

I’m 16 episodes in from the beginning and have learned so much about the history, some current players and some of greats of the past. I can’t wait to listen to the rest of them. I’m also saving for my own dulcimer thanks in huge part to this podcast!

looks east ,

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!

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