Category Archives: Norfolk Dulcimer

Norfolk Dulcimer tuning

Richard Blake has Dulcimers tuned up ready for purchase: they are supplied tuned thus: I post the tuning used on the Norfolk Dulcimer in response to Paul Gifford’s comment . email Richard for more info at: monikarichard@yahoo.co.uk B

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Dulcimer production: best batch yet!

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At Marcus Ashbys workshop the first batch of Norfolk dulcimers are underway: With luck the first instrument will be ready for Easter celebrations! B

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The new Norfolk dulcimer:1st notes

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Fully strung and settled in the first notes ring out of dulcimer No1. There are a few snags with it and this is to be expected with a prototype, despite our best efforts the tuning had a tendency to slip … Continue reading

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The new Norfolk dulcimer: stringing ducimer No.1

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This is the first dulcimer body in its finished state, this is a ‘plain’ finished model the fancy decorated ones will have to wait: The workshop finish is suberb. The 20 brass topped bridges, 80 strings, wrest & hitch pins … Continue reading

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Norfolk Dulcimer revival: the prototype

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As far as is known these are the first dulcimers made in Norfolk for around 100 years. Drawings are  issued……and work is progressing at Marcus Ashby’s Norwich workshop:Precise workmanship by David Thomas is making the CAD real:Test stringing confirms the … Continue reading

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The new Norfolk dulcimer

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After almost 100 years Norfolk dulcimers are to be made again in Norfolk. The East Anglian Traditional Music Trust has kept the tradition of dulcimer playing alive by collecting the music and memories of  the dulcimer playing families in the … Continue reading

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