Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)
HI there, Great to be part of this network of people also excited by the house-concert phenomenon! I sing with and play two unusual acoustic instruments - the beautiful Hammer Dulcimer and the stirring Hurdy Gurdy. I'm always interested in ideas for House-concerts, in the UK and around the Continent. I even get to the USA occasionally. I always play without a PA as this suits the instruments, they were both developed way before PAs so they can be quite loud enough. I'm happy to consider hat collection gigs, even fund-raisers if I can cover my costs somehow. I'm on a mission to introduce as many people to these wonderful instruments and to help give them a future. So I sing a range from early music to traditional folk songs to contemporary songs. I love songs with a story and that move people.
I'm doing my next "Romantic evening with the Dulcimer" tour next February 2018. I explore the word "romance" from troubadour times to modern pop songs. Stoke up the fire, invite some friends around and let's have a wonderful evening with a very special concert.
Youtube example: https://youtu.be/6Fzg0axnSQE
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