Ronan's Recording Show, The NAMM Edition
Producer/mixer/guitarist Ronan Chris Murphy stopped by the Folkcraft booth on day 1 of The 2010 NAMM Show. Ronan is known in the recording and pro audio community for his producing/engineering/mixing skills, which he exhibits and hones at Veneto West studio in California. He also produces Ronan's Recording Show, an online webcast focusing on music recording and production.
While at the Folkcraft booth, Ronan took video of the instruments, tried out a few dulcimers, and held an interview with Bing Futch (the Folkcraft demonstrator of the day). Bing revealed some of the work done thus far on the Folkcraft video series, "Getting Started With The Mountain Dulcimer".
Bing and Ronan, an in-booth interview
Turns out Ronan appreciates a fine mountain dulcimer. He had a Folkcraft FSH picked out (an hourglass hickory with vine heart tone holes), which he took with him at the end of the show. And while we are humbled by every Folkcraft sale, we received an added bonus when Ronan included his dulcimer and the Bing interview on Episode 16 of Ronan's Recording Show.
Extreme dulcimer close-up
Many sincere thanks to Ronan and crew for stopping by the Folkcraft booth, and taking the time to include us on a show where you probably wouldn't expect to find mountain dulcimers. The 39-minute episode may be watched here:
Update - I emailed Ronan and told him to check out this Folkcraft community post, to which he immediately replied:
Nick, How cool to be on the Folkcraft web site. I am loving my dulcimer and saving up for two more (I want to get a higher end model and a baritone one of these days). I am having so much fun playing. I am about to go work in Italy for 5 weeks, and one of the few downsides is that I do not think I will have room to bring my dulcimer. -Ronan