Antique Dulcimer (or Salterio) restored 2013
Cool Dulcimer! One of my Maestro Dulcimers played by Mally Harpaz with Anna Calvi on Jools Holland October 2013
Individually handmade in Britain Contact Me
Welcome to the Music Magic Hammered Dulcimer website. I has been making Hammered Dulcimers professionally for 20 years (1995 - 2015). I am married and live in Frome with my partner Sue and adopted daughter. I have a snowboarding son who lives in London and works in marketing. During my instrument making career I have made more than 400 instruments, mostly of the Hammered Dulcimer type. I have had 7 different workshop spaces and am currently installed at The Welsh Mill, Frome. Among the many dulcimer clients I have had, are a few note-worthy!
Listed in order of my Random memory! Peter Gabriel yes the one, Greg Knowles - Percussionist and Composer, Anna Calvi band’s (Twice Mercury award nominated)! multi-instrumentalist - Mally Harpaz. Dr. Colin Heuhns and Royal Academy of Music. National Trust (Aeolian Harp) Dizzi Dulcimer - Dulcimerist and Composer . Joy Smith - Harpist - played Dulcimer with Paul Hartnol (one half of Orbital), Rob Lane TV and film Composer with a huge array of awards including a BAFTA and several Ivor Noello’s Etc., Royal Danish Theatre and more…… Most of the clients though are just people with an interest in this remarkable and inspiring instrument with a fascinating history that spans from Ethnic via Gypsy to High Art and back again!
One further note. I have also made quite a number of Aeolian Harps including one for the Acoustics Research Centre in Salford and a 2 meter long one for the National Trust which I installed in late summer 2014 at Claife viewing station overlooking lake Windermere.
Christmas day 2014 BBC 4 screened Royal Opera House live recording of The Royal Ballets ‘The Winter Tale’ in which a Dulcimer/Cimbalom hybrid Greg Knowles and I created takes centre stage for quite a hefty chunk of the 2 1/2 hour-ish piece.