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we sit down and play, we often experience a playful, interwoven cross-cultural
musical tapestry which brings us closer to Celtic musical ingenuity, Appalachian
self-sufficiency, and California's musical eclecticism. We hope you, too, find
something herein to enjoy! "
We dedicate this musical
labor of love to: Lee Anne Welch, Agnete Tommerup, Lyn"Zobn" Stafford,
Theresa R. Zdanuk, Ernest Kinsolving, Art Friedman, Margaret Sloan, Guy Carawan,
Mike Rugg, Neal Hellman,Michael Hubbert, Jody & Misha, John Paul, Janet Herman,
Jere and Greg Canote, John McCutcheon, Malcolm Dalglish, Jim Wells, Ron Beardslee
and Kathryn Lamar for encouragement, mentoring and/or inspiration!
Guitar GT, Bazouki BZ, Voice
VC, Whistling WH, Pennywhistle PW, Melodeon ML, Bodhran BH, JawHarp JH, music
arranging, analog recording engineer and mixer.
Mountain Dulcimer MD, Baritone Dulcimer BD, Scheitholt SH, Hammered Dulcimer HD,
Bowed Hammered Dulcimer BW, tune selection and dulcimer arrangements; engineering
Lee Anne Welch:
Fiddle FD, Viola VO.
Piano Accordion PA.
Graphic design, studio recording assistance.
Digital mastering assistance at Flowinglass Music, Oakland, CA.
arrangements are © 2003 Karl Franzen and Peter Tommerup. All tunes are traditional
except Raphael which is © 2003 Lee Anne Welch.
Slainte of San Francisco Bay plays Celtic and other forms
of acoustic traditional music. They are available for performances or for background
music for events. They have produced one CD called "Along Celtic Lines"
which can be purchased from CDbaby.com.
(they have sound samples.)
means "Cheers" in Irish Gaelic. Along these lines we toast the Traditional
music of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, France, England, Cape Breton, the Appalachian
Highlands, and traditionally inspired contemporary tunes as played in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Karl takes a multi-instrumental approach to this music, playing
the guitar, octave mandolin, button accordion, pennywhistle, jaw harp, and bodhran
(the Irish frame drum). Peter's musical vision stems from his fascination with
the Appalachian mountain dulcimer, and its distant cousin--also a member of the
zither family of string instruments--the hammered dulcimer. Collectively they
have played traditional Irish, American and other roots music for 5 decades, several
years of this with each other, and many more performing and jamming with talented
musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere.
Recently written about Peter:
the most amazing "heir" of the California dulcimer-playing traditions
that have really furthered the musicianship on the m.d. He learned first in the
'70s from Michael Rugg, an outstanding player/arranger as well as builder (CapriTaurus
and original Folk Roots dulcimers), and has gone on to play very impressive music
all his own, is my favorite arranger for m.d. (I say this after 30 years of my
"Peter wrote two excellent articles
on DulcimerSessions.com for me on "Arranging for the Mountain Dulcimer."
You may wish to offer something different in the DPN, and Peter is a font of music
and playing techniques. He has taught many excellent, creative players in his
part of CA (south of San Francisco). You ought to hear him play the French musette
waltz, "Le Petit Bal du Marinier." It's a piece none of us would have
thought possible on a diatonic fretboard and 3 strings tuned to DAd. That one's
beyond most of your readers' playing skills, but Peter has arranged and played
hundreds of pieces."
"I especially love his arrangements/playing
of European folk tunes. His facility at playing articulately at speed is very
impressive, and he can authentically interpret music from many cultures on our
instrument. Peter has a Ph.D. in Folklore and toured/apprenticed with renowned
Southern Appalachian storyteller/folklorist Richard Chase."
another side of Peter, check out this beautiful video and celebrate Spring! He
rescued a baby hummingbird, and this is part of the story - with a happy ending
All the best,
1-Captain O'Kane / La Bruja 3:49 (Irish / Galician waltzes) MD,PW,GT,FD
2-Banks of Allen / Scattery Island 2:09 (Scotts jig/Irish slide) MD,BH,ML
3-Poppy Leaf / King of the Fairies 4:26
(Cape Breton hornpipe / Irish set
4-Rock the Cradle Joe / Lucy 3:46 (American reels) MD,JH,ML
5-Carolan's Draught 5:35 (Irish harp tune) GT,MD,PW,VO
6-Great High Wind /
Cooley's 3:46 (American / Irish reels) HD,PW,BH,BZ
7-My Darling Asleep / Cliffs
of Moher 2:27 (Irish jigs) MD,PW,BH
8-Sword Dance Set 2:57 (English ritual
9-Carolan's Receipt 2:09 (Irish harp tune) HD,PW
2:49 (Jig by Lee Anne Welch) SH,FD,BZ
11-An Comhra Donn / Byrne's Hornpipe
3:57 (Irish hornpipes) MD,GT,PW,ML
12-Tamlin / Breton Andro 4:11 (Irish reel
/ Breton andro) HD,BZ,BW
13-Little Rabbit / Sandy Boys 3:37 (American reels)
14-La Marianne / Les Moutons 3:07 (French waltz / bouree) HD,PA,GT
15-Julia Delaney / Earl's Chair / Trip to Durrow 4:31 (Irish reels) MD,PW,FD,BZ,BH
16-March of the Kings of Laois 4:20 (Irish march) GT,MD,VO
/ The Orphan 2:59 (Irish jigs) HD,PW,FD,BZ
or booking information please contact:
Tommerup (408) 867 - 9762 firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Franzen (650) 856 - 6445 email@example.com
Peter, and Gary playing dinner music for a wedding reception.