Hearts of the Dulcimer - Newsletter #15  July 2015

Introducing Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast


We just launched our first Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast episode! This podcast is dedicated to everything about the mountain dulcimer: the dulcimer’s history, dulcimer music, dulcimer builders, dulcimer communities, dulcimer culture, and much, much more!

We hope you'll listen, subscribe, and review our first episode on iTunes. Doing that will encourage iTunes to promote the Hearts of the Dulcimer Podcast.

We've just redesigned our website to include the podcast. If you'd like to leave us a comment about or suggestion for the podcast, go to: http://dulcimuse.com/podcast. If you have any dulcimer-related events or products you'd like us to mention, just let us know.

HOTD Podcast Episode #001

In this episode we talk about the mountain dulcimer's predecessor, the German scheitholt. Plus, Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas in Oregon.

• Lucy Long, folklorist
Ben Seymour, luthier
Heidi Muller, festival organizer

Music in this episode:
• Intro and outro music: Keven’s Coma written and performed by Joellen Lapidus. From her CD Dulcimer Music for the Pelican Ballet. 
Polska efter Verde Crik written and performed by Ben Seymour.
La Volage performed by Lance Frodsham. From his CD Over Nine Waves

Guest Heidi Muller talked about the annual dulcimer festival in northeastern Oregon called Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas.


Many thanks to the Museum of Making Music and Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas

Over the last month we've had 2 screenings of Hearts of the Dulcimer. One at the Museum of Making Music and the other at Dulcimer Week in the Walllowas. We very much appreciate your interest and support!

Interested in screening Hearts of the Dulcimer? Here's a link to our screening request form: http://dulcimuse.com/screenings.html

Hearts of the Dulcimer is our statement of how important the dulcimer is in our culture. Unfortunately, this sentiment is seldom expressed in the popular media. That's why we invested our time, energy, and money to create this film.

If you've already purchased a Hearts of the Dulcimer DVD, we thank you! By buying a DVD, you're helping to spread the love of the dulcimer as well as showing that the story of the dulcimer deserves to be told to a wider audience.

If you value the music and stories the dulcimer reveals, please consider supporting us by purchasing DVDs ...

for yourself, your friends, and family. By doing so, you are helping us recover the cost of making Hearts of the Dulcimer as well as helping to fund our next dulcimer film project. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Appalachian Mountains to the Ozark Foothills and the California coastline, there are many more dulcimer stories that still need to be told. Together, we can bring these stories to life.
Patricia Delich & Wayne Jiang
Hearts of the Dulcimer Filmmakers
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