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I am a Twin Cities-based (Minneapolis / St. Paul / Western Wisconsin) hammered dulcimer player. My musical activities include:

  • Celtic-flavored instrumental dance tunes and American folk songs on hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, and concertina with Bill Cagley as part of the Greenwood Tree duo. We have several recordings available for sale. Visit the Greenwood Tree website for more information.

  • Klezmer music on tsimbl in Eisner's Klezmorim with Judith Eisner.

  • Diane Rains's original songs of earth and faerie realms on hammered dulcimer and concertina, as part of Neptune's Keep. Recordings for sale on this site, too.

  • Hammered dulcimer and concertina choral accompaniments for Twin Cities choirs, including works by Malcolm Dalglish and Diane Rains. Past performances have included VocalEssence, Angelica Cantanti, ACDA honors choirs, and numerous school and church choirs.


The calendar below uses the following abbreviations:

GT: Performance with Greenwood Tree

EK: Performance with Eisner's Klezmorim

NK: Performance with Neptune's Keep

C: Choral accompaniment

S: Solo performance