Our first CD, Singing Tree: Folk Music with a Classical Twist. Available now at CDBaby.com and iTunes! 14 Tracks of our original arrangements of folk music from around the world and one original by Lloyd. Lloyd Goldstein on Double Bass like you haven’t heard it before and award winning Ray Belanger on Hammered Dulcimer in a folk and classical crossover style that is relaxing, uplifting and unique. Click for free samples below…
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Read what people are saying about Singing Tree…
“I have dreamed of recording a CD like this. Ray Belanger is a well know name, especially in Florida, where he champions the artful playing of hammered dulcimers wherever he goes. He’s teamed up with a masterful double bassist, Lloyd Goldstein. They spent a year working out arrangements of some songs you know, like Ashokan Farewell, Lord Inchiquin, Erev Shel Shoshanim, and Rights of Man. They also added a masterpiece of their own. The original, Dancing Moonbeams is cut 3 on this quarter’s Sampler CD. It is a beautiful and intricate countermelodic arrangement that would fit on any orchestral program. It is quite simply, perfect.
Grab your headphones, close your eyes and enjoy. If you get a chance to see these guys live, like I did recently at the Suwanee Dulcimer Festival, don’t miss it. If you don’t have such an opportunity in your future, do yourself a favor and buy this CD. If you like great music, you’ll enjoy this album again, and again.
Review by Dan Landrum, Performer, Teacher and Editor of Dulcimer Players News, www.dpnews.com Review published in Dulcimer Players News Vol. 37, Number 1, Winter 2011
“Ray, I’m a church organist with new passion for the hammered dulcimer. I picked your CD to buy as soon as I heard it on The Dulcimer Players Newsletter Winter 2011 CD Sampler. That bass is unreal, sounds like a lovely cello so often. I’m loving playing Si Bheag (first time to play it in G and D). Come Before Winter and Coilsfield House are favorites. Fun to play right along with you. Rights of Man I think you started us on in dulcimer class. It’s a favorite that doesn’t get played at many jams so it’s fun to play it with your track. Your arrangement of it is great. I hope you put it in print someday or that I’ll be able to learn it at some workshop with you. Thanks so much for your great inspiration and I’ll be following your schedule in future.”
Beverly Stupak, Maryville, Tn.
I am listening to your CD as I write this. Thank you for bringing such light to the world.”
“We were fortunate to hear a concert by these amazing players on the eve of our cruise. Ray is a champion hammered dulcimer player steeped in the folk tradition; Lloyd had been a player with a symphony orchestra for twenty years before they met and began to influence each other’s playing. Their
album SINGING TREE is a treat for the ears. After seeing them in person, I wondered if my CD would just end up as a souvenir, but I find myself savouring the pieces in this album, and the interplay between the two instruments. It was an hour and a half of amazing, flawless music.”
Gregg Averett, Atlanta, GA
“Listened to your CD twice in a row and it is wonderful. Ray’s touch is such a beautiful departure from the beating to death of most hammers, peaceful and beautiful.”
Linda Brockington, Teacher and Performer