The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61503 Message #989063
Posted By: black walnut
23-Jul-03 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: First Songs You Performed
Subject: RE: First Songs You Performed
As a kid? Probably something on the piano, most likely a Mozart or Beethoven sonata. As a folkie? I think it was a dulcimer solo - Lullay My Liking. It would have been an arrangement by Lorraine Hammond, who was my mentor-bridge between classical and folk. She understood the classical language I was wrapped up in, and encouraged me to learn a new instrument as a stepping stone into the folk world. It was exciting to learn from her, because she combined skill and passion not just for the dulcimer, but for folk music in general, and for song writing.