Traditional Irish Music
It is not exactly the most popular instrument to be seen at an Irish Session, but the Hammered Dulcimer has actually been used in Ireland for many more years than many of the instruments you see in session today.
The photo above shows the two last active Co Antrim Hammered Dulcimer players playing in a session at my Causeway Dulcimer Festival in Bushmills.
L to R the late Nat Magee & William Rea, both men were related to the famous John Rea of Glenarm & played identical Co. Antrim made Dulcimers to John.
This historic photo shows the last three active players from Co. Antrim playing in a session together. This photo was taken at my Causeway Dulcimer Festival, which was held in Bushmills, Co.Antrim, back in 2005.
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