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Episode #041: The Healing Dulcimer

The Healing Dulcimer

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We spoke with dulcimer players Lorinda Jones, a professional music therapist, Sally Smith, a hospice music volunteer, and Marian Perdas and Carollyn Robinson, music volunteers for memory care about how they use the mountain dulcimer to help those in need.

Guests:

Lorinda Jones
Sally Smith
Marian Perdas
Carollyn Robinson

Music:

• The Morning Thrush from Celtic Passages by Chattering Magpies (2011)
• Here’s Good Health to the People from Celtic Passages by Chattering Magpies (2011)
• Jesus Loves Me Sally Smith and Wayne Jiang live recording (2018)
• Red River Valley Sally Smith and Wayne Jiang live recording (2018)
• Danny Boy Wayne Jiang live recording (2019)

Lorinda Jones' website
Here’s Good Health to the People dulcimer TAB by Lorinda Jones

Photos


Celtic Passages by Chattering Magpies (2011)
Celtic Passages by Chattering Magpies (2011)
Lorinda and Greta are both board-certified music therapists, with proceeds going to Ovarian and Colon Cancer screening programs in Kentucky.

The Mountain Dulcimer A Design for Success  by Lorinda Jones
The Mountain Dulcimer A Design for Success by Lorinda Jones
An approach to using dulcimers for special populations to ensure success by use of colors, numbers, and adapted harmonic playing.

Timeless Treasures For Older Adults by Lorinda Jones
Timeless Treasures For Older Adults by Lorinda Jones
A collection of tunes for playing in a nursing home or assisted living, or any facility with older adults. The songs are categorized for ease in putting together a program and arrangements are simplified for ease of playing and singing along. The cover photo was taken during a residency at Nazareth Homes in Louisville, KY.

Lorinda Jones at Norton Audubon Hospital. Patient referral for the Music Therapy Department.
Lorinda Jones at Norton Audubon Hospital. Patient referral for the Music Therapy Department.

 

Nazareth Homes in Louisville, KY, Lorinda Jones, artist-in-resident
Nazareth Homes in Louisville, KY, Lorinda Jones, artist-in-resident.




Nazareth Homes in Louisville, KY, artist-in-resident, patients playing dulcimer with adapted song material
Nazareth Homes in Louisville, KY, artist-in-resident, patients playing dulcimer with adapted song material.

 

Nazareth Homes in Louisville, KY, artist-in-resident, patients playing dulcimer with adapted song material
Nazareth Homes in Louisville, KY, artist-in-resident, patients playing dulcimer with adapted song material.

Very Special Arts dulcimer residency, Lakewood Elementary, Elizabethtown, KY
Very Special Arts dulcimer residency, Lakewood Elementary, Elizabethtown, KY.

 

Very Special Arts dulcimer residency, Lakewood Elementary, cardboard box dulcimer construction and instruction (Elizabethtown, KY).
Very Special Arts dulcimer residency, Lakewood Elementary, cardboard box dulcimer construction and instruction (Elizabethtown, KY).



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