Doug Berch

Dulcimer Maker And Musician

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Dulcimer Relatives – The Langeleik

The langeleik is a traditional Norwegian diatonic zither.  The langeleik typically has tall wooden frets glued directly to the soundboard, one melody string and 7 drones.

Woman with a Norweigan langeleik

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUnpNTPjZcI

 

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6 Comments

  1. You should check out these guys, http://www.reverbnation.com/sudandudan
    Acoustic Guitar and Langeleik, and music so sad you’d think they lived in the dark six months out of the year. 🙂

  2. Both. It is a long, complicated story… 🙂

  3. Is that a relative on the paternal or the maternal side?

  4. Irene

    What fun, Doug! Thank you!

  5. That was sure pretty -what a nice way to end my day! Thanks Doug

  6. David Marc Klein

    A great photo of Rachel Schwartz and her automatic bialy maker. Made to look like a zither, but in reality, this machine put her at odds with the Bialy Bakers Union, Local #45. The union did win out in the long run. Rachel did gig in Delaware and was told not to make bialys with her zither.

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