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The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Genres: Folk, Children's Music
The Wind That Shakes the Barley, originally released in 1977 on eastern Kentucky's June Appal label, was one of the first all-hammer dulcimer albums in the United States. What it did was expose the most adventurous explora... more »
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley, originally released in 1977 on eastern Kentucky's June Appal label, was one of the first all-hammer dulcimer albums in the United States. What it did was expose the most adventurous explorations of the dulcimer up to that time. John McCutcheon, on this his second recording, established himself as one of the most eclectic musicians of the folk music revival. Already a well-known multi-instrumentalist, his expertise and imagination on the hammer dulcimer caused one French periodical to hail this recording as "a quantum leap in dulcimer playing." Since then, McCutcheon has released over twenty other albums of traditional and original music, award winning family recordings, instructional methods, books and, of course, other hammer dulcimer albums. Wind That Shakes the Barley, however, remains a classic recording and an essential part of the modern folk music library.
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Great to have it back
C. Cummins | St. Gabriel, LA United States | 10/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw John McCutcheon playing this music when this album came out. It was a magical experience. He was learning from the Carter Family at the time and played around locally where I lived. A must have for any fan of the hammer dulcimer and/or mountain music. He was so far ahead then, he sounds current now."
A Great Hammer Dulcimer Release
Brett Weiss | Olney, MD United States | 10/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Wind That Shakes The Barley is one of John McCutcheon's earliest recordings. It features some truly wonderful hammer dulcimer playing in imaginitive arrangements.A must listen."
Early Career Recording - Promise of Greatness
James H. Drury | Price, UT | 12/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An early recording of hammer dulcimer music by an already master of the instrument moves this instrument out of the "ghetto" of folk, etc., and into the mainstream, whether the mainstream knew it or not. Irish music has always been popular, on guitar and fiddle. Hammer dulcimer has been relegated to background accompaniment, a member of the chorus. Not so in John's hands and heart. This is a front rank, solo instrument capable of incredible range and nuance when played by someone who knows where the music can go and where the instrument can take it. Worth every penny and each minute spent listening. Here, the sum is truly greater than the individual songs."