Tune for Rebecca

The Colorado Dulcimer Fest was asking its performers to donate something to the door prize prize pool, and I didn’t want to be like everyone else and just put in a CD.  So I made up a little certificate instead, which entitled the winner to an original tune, composed by me, in the winner’s honor.  I’ll call this the “O’Carolan tactic”… or in other words, self-assigned homework.  I was lucky that the winner of the certificate was actually a hammered dulcimer player herself, and a pretty cool gal at that.  It has been an honor for me to compose in honor of her, even if it has taken me two months to write the tune.  I’ll be seeing Rebecca, the winner, soon.  It’ll be up to her to title the tune.

I’m my own worst videographer, so nevermind the headlessness in this clip.  Just enjoy the music, and focus on the hammers, because that’s what it’s all about anyway.  Oh, and by the way, those are Paul Haslem hammers I’m using, and he’s about to make a new batch of them to send to America.  Contact me if you’re interested in buying a pair!

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4 responses to “Tune for Rebecca”

  1. Mary says :

    you’re amazing.
    and i love the new masthead.

  2. Carla Maxwell says :

    Fantastic! What a great idea!! To give a certificate for an original tune…priceless. Your tune is beautiful, btw!

  3. Deirdre says :

    i love your compositions Christie. I’d say I’d like to have them altogether in one place, like on a CD, but then I’d miss out on reading all the interesting spiels that go with them as I fish for them throughout this website!

  4. Victoria Johnson says :

    Christie,
    You mentioned your hammers; what is it about them that you like. I’m always on the lookout for the perfect pair. I enjoy your site…

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