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Music & Films

Abba’s I Have A Dream film

ABBA’s I Have A Dream arranged and performed on my Doug Berch dulcimer in Ionian (EBB) tuning using the analog delay on Boss DD-500 FX unit

Twix Moon & Lea film

an original contemporary dulcimer duet, again on a nature theme – imagine rolling countryside under light from a full moon – the chords are played using a looper in the Boss DD-500 delay unit, which is also providing an analogue delay effect – the piece started out as just 4 chords then a bass line was added and the title named (there was a full moon shining over Northampton landscape), these thanks to jamming with Steve Eulberg – later, the piece was performed and further developed – performed here on my Doug Berch dulcimer in Ionian (EBB)

The Dipper film

another original composition inspired by nature – the Dipper bird gets it’s name from its behaviour of ducking – Martin Cole’s dulcimer is tuned to Reverse Ionian (CCG) – thanks to Deborah Hopson Wolpe for the drawings

Banks of the Lee film

my instrumental arrangement for dulcimer of the Irish folk song Banks Of The Lee – Doug Berch’s dulcimer is tuned to the Aeolian mode (DAC) – the song is normally sung in 4/4 timing but my arrangement here is in 3/4, with a few 4/4 bars to make it work – thanks to Martin Plant for the photographs

The Price Of Love

an original song with guitar accompaniment ~ preceded by the original prelude ‘Awakening’

performed during our ‘3 Guitars’ concert at Stratford Play House, June 2019

Fast Train To Istanbul film

new, original guitar piece – recorded at Auden Guitars, March 2019

performed on my Auden Chester guitar with filter delay effect on Boss DD-500, amplified by my Schertler Jam200 acoustic amp

Farewell, Farewell film

a dulcimer arrangement of Richard Thompson’s lovely folk song, beautifully sung by Rebecca Hallworth

a more polished recording with Rebecca singing and Andy Crowdy on classical guitar  is recorded on my Au Vieux Moulin CD

PS – spot the black and white cat moving around in the garden behind

with David Schnaufer film

Dan had the privilege of meeting the late David Schnaufer at two festivals in Kentucky in 2000, thanks to the generosity of Nancy Johnson Barker for organising his first Kentucky tour


Bullet Train at KMW film

the first live performance of Dan’s adventurous minimalist solo dulcimer composition Bullet Train at Bardstown Baptist Church, Kentucky as part of the 2014 Kentucky Music Week festival


Garden Waltz film

imagine having cream teas on the lawn of an English country garden – then, being in England it rains, then thunders, then rains again, ending on a jazzy chord, symbolising a rainbow – performed on my old Flyde Goodfellow guitar with good friend and international classical guitarist Martin Vishnick