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Shakin' Down the Acorns, Vol. 2
Genres: Folk, Pop
Renowned hammered dulcimer player Tony Elman discovered old-time fiddle music during his first year in college in Santa Cruz, California. At a fiddle contest he saw a dying fiddler play his tunes for the last time, and the... more »
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Renowned hammered dulcimer player Tony Elman discovered old-time fiddle music during his first year in college in Santa Cruz, California. At a fiddle contest he saw a dying fiddler play his tunes for the last time, and then wandered into a wedding celebration for two young fiddlers... people were singing, dancing, laughing, and the air was filled with joy. Tony realized that he wanted to be a part of this tradition. He soon made a pilgrimage to Appalachia, where he built a hammered dulcimer that he still plays today. Tony's hammered dulcimer recordings have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of music lovers around the world.
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Deborah J. from VISALIA, CA
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
This is good old timey fiddle music played on hammered dulcimers, fiddles, banjo, etc. Very happy music.
The dust in your moccasins
A. Smith | Philadelphia, PA USA | 07/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It may be 'Beaucatcher's Farewell', but to me it will always be The Loop in the Octoraro Bend. An excellent album."
Folk music at its best
Bethany R. Jensen | Nevada | 02/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This recording would not recieve such a high rating from me if I did attach sweet nostalgia to this and Tony Elman's other albums. My mom liked this music when I was growing up and she played it so much that I learned all the songs by heart. I am a big fan of world/celtic music, both new age and traditional. Shaking Down the Acorns is in a traditional style, so buy this if you like Irish folk. I can't say for sure where all these songs come from 'cause I'm not an expert, but I know some of them are old traditional melodies. They have individual vigor to them, and are not just spilled out with the intent of making a collection of "traditional sounding stuff". Most of the songs are very lively - excellent for dancing and tapping your toes. Others are slow are terribley beautiful (O'Connell's Lamentation). I also especially like Beaucatcher's Farewell and Down the Brae. If you like this, you should also try Shaking Down the Acorns, vol. 1 and Swinging on a Gate."