On Thanksgiving morning, Candice and I visited our neighborhood Episcopal Church in Silver Spring. We went to give thanks for all we have, but we also went to this particular church because we knew that one of the DC-area’s best hammered dulcimer players – Karen Ashbrook – was providing the music.
Over the course of the next hour, Karen played six beautiful tunes. Of special note was the haunting O Savior Thee – a Scottish Christmas carol – which made for a wonderful time of reflection following the readings and sermon.
The small Gothic church was acoustically alive, providing a nice setting for Karen’s music. It was a wonderful start to our Thanksgiving Day.
Check out Karen and her husband Paul Oorts on this video of Irish tunes.
More to come…