Exultation of Dulcimers. How Should I Your True Love Know. Lorraine Hammond, Roger Nicholson, Jean Ritchie. 3. The Blarney Pilgrim. 4. Limericks Lamentation Killiecrankie. 5. Star of the County Down. 6. Bonaparte's Retreat. 7. Rondeau from First Symphonic Suite.
Exultation of Dulcimers. Exultation of Dulcimers. Audio & Video Labs, In. Jean Ritchie, Lorraine Lee Hammond, Roger Nicholson 5638542108. Composer, Primary Artist.
Lorraine "Lee" Hammond recorded An Exultation of Dulcimers with Roger Nicholson (whose music she helped introduce to the United States). Mark Gilston, National dulcimer champion who broadened the scope of the dulcimer back in the 1970's to include music from all over Europe, specializing in Balkan, British, Scandinavian and American Old. Guitarist John Pearse, an early British enthusiast of the mountain dulcimer, was one of the first to introduce the dulcimer to English folk clubs in the 1960s. Joni Mitchell played a dulcimer on the 1971 album Blue and included a dulcimer set in many of her live performances.
Profile: Born in London 1943. Dulcimer (Appalachian Dulcimer) Player. Variations: Viewing All Roger Nicholson. Lorraine Lee, Roger Nicholson - An Exultation Of Dulcimers (Album). Greenhays Recordings. Roger Nicholson And Jake Walton. Roger Nicholson And Jake Walton - Bygone Days (Album).
The success of the album meant that Nicholson was in demand as a performer, and he toured at home and abroad. His London base was the folk club Peelers, which his wife Kay helped to run. In the course of touring, he made close friendships with the American dulcimer players Jean Ritchie and Lorraine Lee, and recorded a succession of albums with them and others including Jake Walton, with whom he had a strong partnership, Andrew Cronshaw, Martin Simpson and Dan Evans. Nicholson was an authority on musical modes and had great understanding of the roots of music
Jean Ritchie (December 8, 1922 – June 1, 2015) was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Her career formed a kind of bridge between the traditional and modern forms of folk music: in her youth she learned folksongs in the traditional way (orally, from her family and members of her community); and in adulthood she became a successful modern folksinger, promulgating songs in public through concerts and recordings. She was called by some the "Mother of Folk".