>John Molineux-Douce Amère


Here’s a really beautiful folk lp from 1978 by John Molineux, musician and instrument-maker, featuring his invention, the dulcichord, a kind of sophisiticated dulcimer. John was born in America but lives in France since the 70’s (in Britain, not so far from where i live). He was a member of the John Renbourn Group for a few years and released two lps on his own. This is his first one, and it includes a good selection of traditionnal tunes and songs from Ireland, England and France. The irish harp tunes in particular, (from O’Carolan and others) sounds beautiful on the dulcichord. It features also some of my favorite ballads (Rosemary Lane, Lowlands of Holland), so, in brief, it’s a record i cherished for many years and i wanted to share it with you…

-John, who is also a story-teller, has a website you can visit here
-You can buy a compilation cd of his first two lps here (french record company’s Kerig)

Published in: on April 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. >this looks delicious. another artist i’d heard (with Renbourn) but not ‘heard of’

  2. >ah amazing! i've got this on vinyl but i don't have a usb turntable. my girlfriend's mother is annie power who sings lowlands of holland on this and i doubt she has heard this in years. thank you so much!

  3. >This is really excellent music. I'd heard him with Renbourn but didn't know he'd recorded anything solo. Love your collection of music. Thanks so much.- Greg

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