I love learning new instruments, or at least attempting! I’ve played the piano since I was little, my comfort zone. But as the years have gone by, I find myself with an ever-growing collection of different instruments all clamoring for my attention. And it’s amazing how much harder it is to learn something as an adult. OK, all you musicians out there, tell me it’s not just me!
My favorite “new” instrument is my hammered dulcimer, which was handmade in Maryland. Hitting those strings with those little wooden hammers does wonders for your stress levels! I also have an assortment of tin whistles (Shaw & Clarke mostly) and a Domnahl na Gruen low D whistle. I would love to hear from any of you who love Celtic music. Let me know what you play and your influences. Here’s to always learning something new everyday….it keeps life full of adventure.