Dulcimers in action: Step Back and Miss Casey

Just over a year ago, we performed at the Mill Race Preview Concert in Galt.  Here’s a glimpse of our dulcimers (and us!) in action.

We’re playing a set of two tunes.  The first is called “Step Back”, and Jean first heard it played – exquisitely on melodeon - by the amazing Richard Arrowsmith (of Crucible and other musical configurations) at the Mill Race Festival of Traditional Music. The festival’s artistic director, Brad McEwen, subsequently found the dots for us, and Robin Harrison – a musician with the Toronto Morris Men – played it for Jean at the regular English session at the Golden Kiwi in Galt.  The second tune, “Miss Casey” was learned from Crucible too, from their first CD.  We’ve adapted them a bit for dulcimer to create one of our favourite sets.  Thanks to Justin Burnett for filming the concert and sending us the link. (And just so you know: Angie’s on the left, playing her Robin Jones dulcimer; Jean’s on the right playing her Celtic Heart dulcimer made by Terry Warbey of Saltspring Island).