Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sharing Special Music at the Nursing Home

Last Sunday our family was asked to share music at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Bottineau.  It was a good time to do it, before the farm jumps into full swing.  At times it can be pretty difficult to find time for everyone to practice together.

During one practice session I was surprised to hear my mountain dulcimer being played.  This dulcimer was made with tender loving care by Jim's Dad, who lives in New Hampshire.  Grandpa and Grammy B brought it over years ago on one of their trips to visit us in Fargo.  I was supposed to learn how to play it, but all the hustle and bustle of finding a place in the country and moving caused me to neglect this beautiful instrument.

I was amazed that it was so easy for Jonathan to play it.  He told me once you learn one instrument it was easy to pick up another one.  Well, he has added the mountain dulcimer to his list which consists of the banjo, guitar, mandolin and of course, the harmonica.

And now, for your listening pleasure ...

Thanks so much, GpB, for making us such a beautiful instrument.

Oh, and here's one more:


Holly said...

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Well done, Bartlett clan! Very much enjoyed your music. Please share more of it as time allows.

God's blessings on you all,

O'Neill family

Kelle at The Never Done Farm said...

Thank you for sharing these videos, we enjoyed them so much. Your youngmen are quite talented. Mike is just learning the banjo, any suggestions from your banjo player on where to get good online lessons? We're having trouble finding a teacher in our area, lots of banjo players but no one who is organized or patient enough to teach how to play it.*sigh*
It must be a treat at you home to listen to the music your men folk play, thanks again.
BTW, our email has changed again due to a buy out of our internet subscriber, so if you'd like to contact me on this email: kellemt@yahoo.com I'll email you back and give you our new one. I miss chatting and catching up with you :o)

Chelsey S. said...

You have some very talented sons! I loved the bluegrass twist on Amazing Grace. I showed my boys the video and they sang along. So sweet. Thank you for sharing!