A couple of months ago I returned from France with a small inheritance. I used most of it to lighten my debt load, and squandered the rest on musical instruments and such. I bought a Roland MP 60 piano, an Edirol UA 4-FX Recording interface, (which I still can't get to work with my computer,) and these two folk instruments: an Ome Juniper openback banjo, and a Walnut Creek mountain dulcimer:
I took a little ride to Bar Harbor, Maine, to try out the Walnut Creek dulcimers at:
The folks there are very nice, and have a great array of folk instruments at reasonable prices.
I bought my Ome banjo online at:
John there is also very nice. Anybody who sells banjos and unicycles can't be all bad.
Here are a couple of tunes I laid down quickly to give everyone a chance to hear these wonderful instruments, (albeit clumsily played):
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