Doug Berch

Dulcimer Maker And Musician

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Music I’d Like To Hear #7

Music I'd Like To Hear #7


You Were On My Mind / Durang’s Hornpipe – Doug Berch – Midland 2010

I’ve been singing “You Were On My Mind” since a friend introduced me to the music of Ian & Sylvia when I was a teenager.

I’m not sure where I picked up this particular version of “Durang’s Hornpipe.”


Doug Berch - dulcimer maker and player

Music I’d Like To Hear #6


Balalaikas, domras and mandolins

Getting Ready To Make Another Run Of Dulcimers

Here is the bench with a stack of black walnut, curly claro walnut, curly maple and some reclaimed redwood waiting to become dulcimers tops, backs and sides.

Wood resawn and patiently waiting to become the next batch of dulcimers

And here is some vertical grain mahogany a friend gave me. He bought the plank 25 years ago! Some walnut is thrown in for flavor and color. It will become fretboards with fingerboard overlays of various woods.

Dulcimer fingerboards waiting to be born

This is the stage of making a dulcimer that is really more akin to woodworking. There will be lots of sawdust and shavings!



Music I’d Like To Hear #5


Melrose Club - 1893


Melrose Club – 1893



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