Unusually, Dan’s dulcimers only have 3 strings and a true diatonic scale. They are typically tuned to Ionian mode (DAA), not the more usual DAD tuning. He also uses modal tunings to play atmospheric music in medieval scales and he uses Bagpipe and reverse Ionian tunings to create a rich and resonant sounds on the dulcimer.
Dan arpeggiates chords to accompany songs, interprets folk melodies as instrumental airs and performs his own imaginative compositions.
‘he displays a lyricism and freedom of expression which is truly exhilarating’
Geoff Reeve-Black, President, Nonsuch Dulcimer Club, UK