Hammered Dulcimer at 3rd Drum Mantra

Last Saturday at St Peter`s church in Vauxhall, London was the the third Drum Mantra event in which I have taken part. As well as playing drums, I had also brought my hammered dulcimer.  This instrument has an extraordinary sound which was actually picked up quite well by the microphones with its thirty six resonant strings, which as can be imagined takes a while to tune up. This particular instrument was made by Tim Manning – a great crafter of instruments from Somerset, England. The addition of some excellent djembe playing made for some dynamic rhythmical exchanges and there were some exciting moments.


The lineup for last Saturday`s performance


The equipment used, with the hammerd dulcimer front on the left


A closeup of the dulcimer





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