Thursday, 12 September 2013

Keeping the Norfolk Dulcimer Alive (Just!)

Well, here we are,my first post,so much to talk about.Thirty years ago I was lucky enough to see and hear the great Billy Bennington,the last virtuoso dulcimer player in Norfolk and that experience,  among others,set me on the musical path that I still follow.
In 1986 I bought my first dulcimer.Here is a picture of it:
Busking in the rain at Well next the sea

It was the biggest ,most ornate instrument in the shop.It even had it,s own built in music stand.
I was determined to play in the style of Billy Bennington,that being the most authentic Norfolk style.Years later I think that I might have made some progress and I am even involved in making new instruments in the old style:

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