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.
Stay Home and Play Dulcimer: with Heidi Muller and Bob Webb
048 This is another episode created especially for dulcimer players. We spoke with Heidi Muller and Bob Webb, who shared tips and ideas for using time at home to improve your dulcimer playing.
Stay Home and Play Dulcimer: with Stephen Seifert
047 This episode was especially created for dulcimer players. We spoke with Stephen Seifert, one of the top dulcimer performers and teachers in the mountain dulcimer world. Steve gives tips and ideas for what dulcimer players can do to help improve their playing while they’re staying at home.
The Deep Sounds of Neal and Coleen Walters
E046 We spoke with Neal and Coleen Walters, a husband and wife musical duo who have been playing music together for more than 5 decades. Neal is well-known for his deep voice and his dulcimer and autoharp playing. Also featuring music from The Mill Run Dulcimer Band and Doofus.
Nina Zanetti: The Gentle Side of the Dulcimer
045 We spoke with 2008 National Dulcimer Champion Nina Zanetti about her approach in playing the dulcimer. Nina’s known for her gentle style of fingerpicking the dulcimer.
044 The gentle sound of the dulcimer lends itself to lullabies. They ease us into the day and calm us down at night. Lullabies give comfort to the inner child in all of us, no matter how old or young we are. In this episode you’ll hear lullabies played by dulcimer players David Schnaufer, Molly McCormack, Neal Walters, Aubrey Atwater, Dusty Turtle, Jessica Comeau, Stephen Seifert, Carol Walker, Kevin Roth, Lorinda Jones, and Duane Porterfield. With commentary by lullabologist Julia Soto Lebentritt.
A Children’s Music Special
043 We're focusing this episode on music for children on the mountain dulcimer. You'll hear traditional and original songs, songs about whimsical instruments, animal adventures, and songs about people and places. With music from dulcimer players Heidi Muller, Bob Webb, Molly McCormack, Kevin Roth, Aubrey Atwater, Joellen Lapidus, Rick Scott, and John Elwood.
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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.
I wrote a review in the past, but wow!
Here is an updated review: Wayne & Patricia just keep following their muse and the music and sharing it widely and with heart. This is one of the treasures in my inbox: a new Hearts of the Dulcimer episode!
Essential listening if you love the mountain dulcimer. The interviews are well done, production quality is great, and the music samples are well chosen and long enough to be satisfying.