4. Irish Hammered Dulcimers: Photos!

Compared to the Violin, the Hammered Dulcimer is a fairly straightforward instrument to make, so it's not too surprising to learn that most of the instruments I know of, in Ireland today, were actually made here, either by the musician themselves or by a friend or local handyman.

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This is the Hammered Dulcimer William Rea plays today. It is identical to the ones that the late  John Rea played.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Hammered Dulcimer was played by the late  Nat Magee  & as you can see, it is identical to the ones played by William Rea & John Rea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the one built by Stuart McMaster, & it is still in County Down, owned now by Sally Young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the Hammered Dulcimer that Seamus Brady built himself & which he plays today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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