Mark Wade's YouTube Videos
Flight of the Bumblebee
National Hammer Dulcimer Champion, Mark Alan Wade, performs his signature piece, "The Flight of the Bumblebee" with a twist! Butch Ross hijacked the tune and went into "Pipeline!" They actually mash together pretty well! Thanks to Ken Kaiser for recording!
This tune is recorded on Mark's CD, "Way Over the Waterfall" and is available here with FREE SHIPPING: http://www.markalanwade.com/albums/album0003.asp
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78 Eatonwood Green
This is one of the few instrumental tunes by Rich Mullins. It is in a slip jig feel in 9/8 and seems to be neo-celtic in style. I played this in one of my sets at the National Hammered Dulcimer Contest in 1997. Tragically he died the same day. I recorded this on my CD, Way Over the Waterfall. This powerful tune is one of several he did that inspired a new generation to play the hammered dulcimer. I hope you enjoy!
This is a hauntingly beautiful polska tune was written by Swedish tunesmith, Roger Tallroth. We are performing this at a church concert in Akron, OH, USA on soprano mountain dulcimer and bouzouki, with accompaniment on guitar and marimblua.
Mark Alan Wade, mountain dulcimer
Randy Clepper, bouzouki
Cristina Wade, marimbula
Anythony Papaleo, guitar
Apologies for the blurry video. It was made on the church's camera about 200 feet away in the back of the sanctuary. We're still grateful that they recorded the show, even if it is a bit fuzzy.
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The "O.S.U. Set" of Reels
This is a fun set of reels shared in my tune book, "Playing with an Irish Accent- Session Tunes and Ornamentation for Hammered Dulcimer." This set of reels includes "The Silver Spear", "Swallowtail Reel", and "The Merry Blacksmith." Randy and I first threw these tunes together for a performance of an Irish-inspired wind band piece with the Symphonic Band at The Ohio State University, Richard Blatti, conductor. That was a dozen or more years ago but we still play that set together today.
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Musicians: Mark Alan Wade, National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Randy Clepper (bouzouki/cittern), Cristina Wade (marimbula), Anthony Papaleo (tenor banjo).
Raven's Rock & Ruby's Reel
Here is our humble tribute to my favorite Irish band, Lunasa, featuring their tunes, Raven's Rock & Ruby's Reel. I'm playing a low D whistle made by MK Whistles in Scotland. Cristina is playing a D whistle by Burke. Randy is playing a bouzouki/cittern by J. Thomas Davis and Anthony is playing a guitar but I didn't catch who made it. For Ruby's Reel, I switch to my Dusty Strings D650 dulcimer.
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Farewell to Chernobyl / Tam Lin featuring Randy Clepper
Recorded live on March 10, 2019, this is a fun set of reels featured on Randy Clepper's CD, "Finally Tuned." This set includes "Farewell to Chernobyl" and "Tam Lin." Buy his CD HERE: http://www.randyclepper.com
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Musicians: Mark Alan Wade, National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Randy Clepper (bouzouki/cittern), Cristina Wade (marimbula), Anthony Papaleo (guitar).
Black and White photo by Brad Bower, https://www.facebook.com/bradbowerphoto/
This tune features my amazing mountain dulcimer made by Terry McCafferty! Here is a link to my exact instrument: https://www.mccaffertydulcimers.com/sold-out/364
Recorded live on March 10, 2019, this is a fun jig featured in my book, "Playing with an Irish Accent- Session Tunes & Ornaments for Hammered Dulcimer."
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Musicians: Mark Alan Wade (mountain dulcimer), Randy Clepper (bouzouki/cittern), Parker Wade (djembe), Cristina Wade (marimbula), Anthony Papaleo (guitar).
Julia Delaney Set
Recorded live on March 10, 2019, this is a fun set of reels featured in my book, "Playing with an Irish Accent- Session Tunes and Ornamentation for Hammered Dulcimer." This set includes "Julia Delaney", "Paddy Fahey's", and "Concertina Reel."
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Musicians: Mark Alan Wade, National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Randy Clepper (bouzouki/cittern), Parker Wade (djembe), Cristina Wade (marimbula), Anthony Papaleo (fiddle and guitar).
Auld Lang Syne Jig
Happy New Year! I just threw together a Jig version of "Auld Lang Syne" to take a break from painting. I hope you enjoy it! (If you look closely, you can see paint on my fingers. lol!
I’m playing a Martin HD28, a marimbula by Cloud Nine, and a low D whistle by MK. Recorded on my iPhone.
?? If you would like the sheet music to the jig with all the ornaments, look in the comments below. I’ll post it there after dinner. ??
?? If you want to learn more about Irish ornamentation and session tunes, check out my book, “Playing with an Irish Accent” on my website: markalanwade.com
National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Mark Alan Wade, plays one of his favorite Christmas Carols, "Silent Night" from his CD, Silver Bells. Visit MarkAlanWade.com to order his Christmas CD with FREE SHIPPING!
If you listen closely, you may hear my 5 year old yell Ho, ho, ho from the other room around 3:25. ??
Do You Hear What I Hear?
National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Mark Alan Wade, plays one of his favorite Christmas Carols, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Visit MarkAlanWade.com to order his Christmas CD with FREE SHIPPING!
I hope you enjoy! I apologize that the video was somehow a little off. I'm not sure how that happened. Anyway, I recorded the percussion parts on a Clavinova CVP207 and played along to that recording. If you enjoy this type of video, be sure to hit the subscribe button and click the notification bell so you know what I post new videos.
Forslund on Mountain Dulcimer
This is a great tune from Sweden composed by Roger Talroth. Go buy his CDs. I learned this from Randy Clepper who plays it on bouzouki. I'm playing it here on my mountain dulcimer built by Terry McCafferty. I love this instrument! We shot this on an iPhone on Virginia Beach this summer so the audio isn't great. I added a little reverb and cut some of the high frequencies out from the waves. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this beautiful tune on a beautiful instrument.
Gander In The Pradie Hole Workshop
Review from KMW 2018 Jigs Class
O’Keefe’s Slide KMW Workshop
From my jig workshop at KMW 2018
Happy Birthday! Share at will! :-)