The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24470 Message #279814
Posted By: Kaleb
17-Aug-00 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Skepticism and the Zither.
Subject: RE: Skepticism and the Zither.
Sean, I have to agree that Ken Bloom is a genius! I was recently lucky enough to see his zither playing up close. He was one of the featured performers at a festival I attended this past spring. The evening before the festival began he was kind enough to do a house concert for some of the local musicians. Aside from zither he played some traditional Greek tunes on a Bouzouki that he made. He also played banjo, guitar, clarinet, Northumbrian pipes, breton small pipes and my personal favorite; a bowed dulcimer. At one point he called himself Mississippi Grunwald started playing blues on his zither.
Honestly he is one of the mosted talented and interesting musicians I have ever met. At an 18th reenactment last fall we both played pipes for a wedding. I played the processional on Highland pipes and he played the reccessional on Northumbrian pipes. Then we all sat around the fire playing music. Sorry, I'll stop rambling now.