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Resources for Episode #003: Scheitholt Part 2

Ben Seymour, Heidi Muller, Lucy Long

Listen Now (Duration 23 min.)

We continue the exploration of the scheitholt, the predecessor of the mountain dulcimer:
What kind of music was played on the scheitholt?
Why did it fade into obscurity?
And why is there a surge of interest in the scheitholt?

Guests:
Ken Koons and Ryan Koons
• Ken Longfield

Music:
Lied auf halbem Wege written and performed by Martin Schmalz. His scheitholt was built by Christophe Toussaint.
Ubermal der Tag Verslossen performed by Ryan Koons.
Schlof, Bobelei, Schlof performed by Ken Longfield.
• Intro/outro music: Road to Santa Cruz performed by Wayne and Patricia. Composed by Wayne.

Correction note: Around 03:43, Ryan Koons was described as an "endomusicologist." We meant to say "ethnomusicologist."

 

Photos & Videos

Mercer Museum Reproduction Scheitholt built by Ben Seymour

Mercer Museum Reproduction Scheitholt built by Ken Longfield.

 

Henry Lapp's bowed scheitholt from the Mercer Museum.

 

Bowed scheitholt build by Ken Koons based on the Henry Lapp's bowed Scheitholt from the Mercer Museum.

 

Ryan Koons playing the Mercer Museum Reproduction scheitholt built by Ken Koons.
For more videos of Ryan and Ken playing instruments Ken built, go to their YouTube channel.

 

The Wren performed on the Welsh crwth and cigar-box guitar by Ryan Koons and Ken Koons.

 

Lied auf halbem Wege written and performed by Martin Schmalz. His scheitholt was built by Christophe Toussaint.

 

Scheitholt builders in the U.S.:

Ben Seymour

June Apple Dulcimers

Nicholas Blanton



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