Orphan Girl: New Chromatic Dulcimer Lesson!

Orphan Girl by Linda Ratcliff

For Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer Players "Orphan Girl" was written by Gillian Welch, whose musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music and folk into a rustic style that she dubs "American Primitive." Gillian and David Rawlings included "Orphan Girl" in their debut album, "Revival," in 1996. This song is somewhat autobiographical, as Gillian was adopted on the day she was born, and spiritual as none of us will be orphans when we finally sit at the Father's table in heaven.

This lesson is taught by Erin Rogers on the chromatic mountain dulcimer.

Here is a video of Orphan Girl performed by Scenic Roots (our own Erin with her sister Amber).

Any New Year's Resolutions? Every year, my New Year's Resolution is to practice my hammered dulcimer more often. How about you? As always, if you have any questions, you can always ask Steve or myself. Happy dulcimering, Linda



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