a name that may not be familiar to many American dulcimer players,
but that is about to change! Cristian is a dulcimer dynamo!
Originally from Brittany, a small Celtic country in western
France, he was a classically trained pianist as a child, but
was compelled to try other instruments and push his natural
musical ability beyond any limitations. When Cristian first
discovered the rustic folk instruments made by his paternal
great grandfather, he became enthralled with the idea of experimenting
with ways to make these primitive instruments sing. With no
realization that these crude wooden boxes with strings existed
beyond Brittany, and no one to teach him, Cristian developed
a unique playing style, and only later learned that these same
instruments existed in America as mountain dulcimers!
and 9th, 2014
United Methodist Church
15 Ridge Place, Latham, NY 12110
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and Sunday Schedules
Workshops closed as of March 2:
The following workshops are full, and can accept
no more students.
#5 – SONGS OF APPALACHIA – Fri. 3 PM - FULL
#5A – SONGS OF APPALACHIA – Fri. 4:15 PM - FULL
#3 – FLATPICKING BASICS – Fri. 2 PM - FULL
#7 – PLAY A FAMOUS BRETON SONG – Fri. 4:15 - FULL
#16 – HEARING CHORD CHANGES & PLAYING BACKUP –
Sat. 9:30 - FULL
#22 – FOLK HYMNS FROM AMERICA’S PAST – Sat.
11 AM - FULL
(#22-A, on Fri. at 3 PM, is a repeat of this workshop and has
plenty of spaces left.)
#29 – PLAYING MELODIES ACROSS ALL THE STRINGS –
Sat. at 1:15 - FULL
(#29-A, on Sun. at 10:15, is a repeat of this workshop and has
plenty of spaces left.)
#32 – ONE TUNE, MANY STYLES – Sat. 2:45 - FULL
#34 – PLAY A WALTZ COMPOSED BY CRISTIAN HUET – Sat.
2:45 PM – FULL
#45 – THE VIRTUES OF PLAYING TRADITIONAL DULCIMER –
In addition, the following workshops
are nearly full, with only a very few spaces left in each:
#23 – HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN MUSIC – Sat. 11:00
#41 – ROBERT BURNS TUNES – Sun. 10:15
is a stellar
performer who needs no introduction to most of us, and her name
is magic to dulcimer players from all parts of our country.
She reaches out to her students with understanding and encouragement
and has become legendary in the dulcimer community for her teaching,
as well as for her performing. Susan sings eloquently of the
things in our lives that really matter: uplifting songs of home,
hills, farms, and small town America. Her skill on mountain
dulcimer, guitar, and banjo is truly amazing (as well as award-winning),
her humor is warm and uplifting, and her music has touched many
of us in ways beyond measure. She lives right nearby in the
Albany area, but the Appalachian mountains are in her heart,
as well as her music.