Wednesday 1 May 2013

Dulcimer - music to my ears

I often get requests for information from people who want to know where to get my beers. The trouble is, mostly, they go out on pallet, far, far away. And even then, even when we deliver direct, that bit is all organised nicely by Ann, so generally if the question is asked of me, then I normally look a bit of a twit and have to say "eerr, dunno, sorry"

A Dulcimer is an interesting stringed instrument that I particularly like. The hammered version, which I guess would have been the forerunner to the piano, can create in the right hands an interesting percussive-melodic sound, slightly medieval in feel, but with a seductive embrace that does it for me. Not enough musicians play them, and I'd buy one and have a go, if it weren't for the fact that Ann thinks I have enough instruments cluttering up the house already.

There is a place called The Dulcimer in Chorlton, near Manchester. They are arranging a festival for this coming Bank Holiday weekend. They have some of our beers, and for once I am in receipt of this information, hence I am sharing it with the world.

So get along there if you want to try Dark Energy, Infra Red or Azimuth. There are other great craft brewer's beers there too. There is apparently some music, although I have no idea if there will be a dulcimer player there or not.


Phil said...

Hurrah! Dulcimer's a mile from where I sit at this moment - I'll make sure to get down there. It'll mean passing by six real ale joints, a couple of which I'm quite fond of, but I'll make the sacrifice - Dark Energy was terrific in bottle, so I'm really looking forward to trying the cask. Could this be the start of something?

Neville Grundy said...

Going in for beer and music matching? Join the club!

Phil said...

I missed out on Dark Energy, but Infra Red & Azimuth were both rather fine. FWIW I tried five beers while I was there - yours, Thornbridge Seaforth, Buxton Dark Nights & Wild Stalker. Stalker was a bit of a non-event, but the others were all good (and in good nick) - Azimuth probably the best of the bunch.