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Episode #044: Dulcimer Lullabies

Dulcimer Lullabies

Listen Now (Duration 30 min.)

The gentle sound of the dulcimer lends itself to lullabies. They ease us into the day and calm us down at night. Lullabies give comfort to the inner child in all of us, no matter how old or young we are. In this episode you’ll hear lullabies played by dulcimer players David Schnaufer, Molly McCormack, Neal Walters, Aubrey Atwater, Dusty Turtle, Jessica Comeau, Stephen Seifert, Carol Walker, Kevin Roth, Lorinda Jones, and Duane Porterfield. With commentary by lullabologist Julia Soto Lebentritt.

Music:

• Starry Lullabye - David Schnaufer from Dulcimer Player Deluxe (1989)
• Moon's Lullaby - Molly McCormack from Molly's Merry Musical Mix (2008)
• Igbo Lullaby - Singer/musicologist Lucy Ekwueme from Julia Soto Lebentritt's New York City Lullabies (2004)
• Kentucky Babe - Neal Walters with Doofus from Relatively Serious (2002)
• Hush Be Still - Aubrey Atwater - private recording (2019)
• Thula Baba - Dusty Turtle - private recording (2019)
• Gartan's Lullaby - Jessica Comeau from a forthcoming CD
• Brahms' Lullaby - Stephen Seifert from Finger Pickin' Good Volume II (2010)
• Manx Lullaby - Carol Walker from YouTube (2017)
• Hush Little Baby - Kevin Roth from Lullabies for Little Dreamers (1992)
• Still, Still, Still - Lorinda Jones from A Midwinter's Feast (1998)
• Sleepy Time Addie - Duane Porterfield from Set in Stone (2008)
• Rock-a-bye Baby - Stephen Seifert from - private recording (2019)
• Rock-a-bye Baby/Cradle Song - Lorinda Jones from Night Cap (2008)

David Schnaufer: Starry Lullabye dulcimer TAB. Words and music by David Schnaufer and Herb McCullough. With thanks to Vanderbilt University.
Dusty Turtle: Lullabies From Around the World TAB book arranged for the beginning mountain dulcimer
Stephen Seifert: Finger Pickin' Good Volume II TAB book
Carol Walker: Tailless Tunes: Manx Music for Mountain Dulcimer Traditional Tunes from the Isle of Man TAB book
Lorinda Jones: Lullabies and Other Lilting Melodies TAB book
Lullabologist Julia Soto Lebentritt



Molly McCormack. You can hear more from Molly in Episodes 33, 43
Aubrey Atwater. You can hear more from Aubrey in Episodes 39, 33, 43
Jessica Comeau. You can hear more from Jessica in Episodes 2031, 39
Stephen Seifert. You can hear more from Stephen in Episodes 36313027
Carol Walker. You can hear more from Carol in Episode 33
Kevin Roth. You can hear more from Kevin in Episode 43
Lorinda Jones. You can hear more from Lorinda in Episodes 41, 33
Duane Porterfield. You can hear more from Duane in Episode 12

Photos

Dulcimer Player Deluxe
Dulcimer Player Deluxe

Molly's Merry Musical Mix
Molly's Merry Musical Mix

New York City Lullabies
New York City Lullabies

Relatively Serious
Relatively Serious

<Lullabies for Little Dreamers
Lullabies for Little Dreamers

A Midwinter's Feast
A Midwinter's Feast

Set in Stone
Set in Stone

 

Night Cap
Night Cap