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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Causeway Dulcimer Festival, Bushmills 2005!

In 2005 I organised the Causeway Dulcimer Festival in Bushmills to raise the profile of the Hammered Dulcimer, an instrument which had been made & played in the Glens of County Antrim for many years, but is now, sadly, almost extinct.


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Here are a few photos, taken at various musical events in Bushmills during the festival, to give you a flavour of just how successful it was. 
These photos feature musicians who travelled from Scotland, England & America as well as many local musicians, from various parts of Ireland.

Session with Fiddle, Melodeon & Mandolin.
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Street stage featuring Dick, Alan & Rick on Fiddle, Scottish Smallpipes & Hammered Dulcimer.
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Pub Session with Fiddles plus Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer.
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Session with Fiddles & Hammered Dulcimers.
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Concert set with Dick Glasgow (Fiddle) & John Hughes (Uilleann Pipes).
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Rick Davis, from North Carolina, on Hammered Dulcimer.
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Four superb American musicians on Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle & Mountain Dulcimer
LtoR Christie Burns, Heather & Lisa Malyuk & Butch Ross.
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John Hughes playing the Uilleann Pipes.
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Sabine Glasgow playing Harp.
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Session with Fiddles, Flute & Hammered Dulcimer.
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Session featuring the late Nat Magee RIP & William Rae
At the time, these were the last two resident Co Antrim Hammered Dulcimer players.
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Here's a short video that was taken during one of the festival events.
 


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For more information on this great festival, visit the website: 
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