Dulcimer Frolic - Dulcimer Songbook

Catalog: MB30810

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The tunes in this collection were chosen from Peggy Carter’s half-century of performing, teaching, and arranging music for the hammered dulcimer. This anthology contains 60 tunes arranged especially for novice to intermediate-level players of the 12/11 dulcimer, including suggestions for note reading, hammering patterns and embellishments.

Playing the dulcimer is not effortless, but it should be fun! The title tune, “Dulcimer Frolic,” is a family heirloom originally written for mandolin by Peggy’s grandfather in the early 1920s; transcribed for hammered dulcimer, the tune really lives up to its name. In fact, every tune in the collection is designed for fun and frolic. Some have lyrics, some are presented as bare-bones melodies, and some are embellished. You’ll find that these arrangements bring out the best in all of them.

Table of Contents:
  • Boil That Cabbage
  • Gray Cat
  • London Bridge
  • Skip To My Lou
  • Brother John
  • Li’l Liza Jane
  • Bog Down in the Valley-O
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • D Scale (in the D Box)
  • Wearing of the Green
  • Rights of Man
  • Green Grow the Rushes-O
  • The Arran Boat Song
  • The Gypsy Rover
  • Amazing Grace
  • Boy in the Gap
  • Rakes of Mallow
  • Tura Lura Lura
  • Down in the Valley
  • St. Denis
  • Nora Lee
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Fisher’s Hornpipe
  • Southwind
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Fairy Waltz
  • Treble Bridge
  • The Bluebells of Scotland
  • Down the Brae
  • Tipperary, So Far Away
  • Jamie Allen
  • Johnny’s Gone to France
  • Harvest Home
  • Jig Hammer Patterns
  • The Keel Row
  • Counting Jig Rhythms
  • Road to Lisdoonvarna
  • Off We Go
  • Christmas Eve Jig
  • Regan’s Jig
  • Suo Gan
  • The Boys of Bluehill
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Dear Little Shamrock
  • The Fairie’s Reel
  • Dulcimer Frolic
  • Blind Mary
  • Carrickfergus
  • Goodbye Liza Jane
  • Barney Brallaghan
  • Pigtown Fling
  • Blackheath
  • La Matelote
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Collard Greens and Beans
  • The Minstrel Boy
  • Marching Song of the Shepherds
  • Green Corn
  • Golden Slippers
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • Pat-A-Pan
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Over the Waterfall
  • My Grandfather’s Clock
  • Sally Ann
  • Rare Old Mountain Dew
  • Galway Bay
  • When We All Get to Heaven
  • Holy Manna
  • Upper Neighbors
  • When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
  • Shall We Gather at the River
  • Canso del Nadal
  • Joy to the World
  • My Love, She’s But a Lassie Yet
  • The White Cockade
  • Spotted Pony
  • Hanukkah
  • Simple Gifts
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Publisher: Mel Bay
Composer/Author: Carter, Peggy
Catalog Number: MB30810
Pages: 106