All posts tagged “Stephen Foster

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Cuckoo

Tonight’s Daily Dose features the mountain dulcimer, sometimes also called the Appalachian dulcimer. This is a fretted instrument that normally has either three or four strings. It belongs to the zither family of instruments. The Cuckoo – this is Jean Ritchie Here’s one of my… Read More

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Hard Times

This song was written by Stephen Foster in 1854. It was first recorded in 1905. It never gets old. I love songs that can endure style, fad and fashion, that remain as powerful today as the day someone made them up, or pulled them from… Read More