Denise Martin's Dulcimer Site - CD's

Support Local Musicians and Local Vendors! If you are in or near Anchorage, we recommend you look for our CDs and purchase them from one of these fine shops:

Anchorage Museum Gift Shop | Celtic Treasures | The Horn Doctor
Keyboard Cache | Petrs Violin | Suzi's Woollies

And a big thank you to Tommy O'Malley for playing our CDs on the radio in Girdwood!

LAPTOP, Denise's first concertina CD!
Irish music on English Concertina. (some hammered dulcimer featured).

Laptop CD cover
Guest players include Jim Kerr,
Amanda Kerr, Elsa Aegerter,
Shonti Elder, Mark Ward, and
Lia Zito.


Play list:

1. Concertina / Sheila Coyle’s (reels)
2. Knocknagow Jig
3. Miss Thornton’s / Old Copper Plate (reels)
4. Sport / Rolling Waves (jigs)
5. Mother’s Delight / Wise Maid /
Queen of the May (reels)
6. Mist Covered Mountain /
Pipe on the Hob / Mooncoin
7. Liffey Banks / Sunny Banks
/ Jack Coughlan’s Fancy (reels)
8. Garrett Barry’s / Sporting
Pitchfork / Rambling Pitchfork
9. Virginia Reel / Earl’s Chair
/ Morning Dew (reels)
10. Knocknaboul Polka
11. Torn Jacket / Aughamore /
Hunter’s House (reels)
12. The Galway / Kitty’s Wedding (hornpipes)
13. Otter’s Holt / Golden
Keyboard / Concertina (reels)

Listen >sample of track 3i


CDs featuring Denise Martin on hammered dulcimer:
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Saturday Sensation
Released in 2003, featuring Denise on dulcimer and Jim on guitar, bass and some percussion. A lot of celtic tunes, Appalachian and other world traditions, plus a few originals.

Listen (track 1)

Our other CDs:

Christmas in the air
Jubilee: A Welcome Sound
One Moment Forever
  Play list:   
• Walking to China
• Boston Boy / Last Night's Joy
• Friar's Britches
• Clarinet Polka
• Toss the Feathers / Peeler's Jacket /
The Banshee / Sally Gardens
• Brenda Stubbert's
• Hewlett
• Breihad Del Zulia
• Reel Beatrice
• Paddy's Return / Willie Coleman's / Mug of Brown Ale
• Ebeneezer
• The Jolly Punk Rocker
• Waltz of the Toys
• Flora de la Santa Cruz
• Dance and Dro
• Dance All Night
Chrismas in the Air CD cover

Christmas in the air
Traditional holiday music performed on hammered dulcimer! Denise and Jim recorded this album in 1995. Spine-tingling harmonic overdubs and a variety of tempos make this a great package.

Sound clips (coming soon)

Our other CDs:

Saturday Sensation
Jubilee: A Welcome Sound
One Moment Forever
  Play list:   
• Deck the Halls
• It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
• Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabela/
The Holly & The Ivy
• O Come Little Children
• Once in Royal David's City
• Ding Dong Merrily on High
• Christmas Eve
• O Christmas Tree
• We Wish You a Merry Christmas
• Wexford Carol
• God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
• Away in a Manger
• Here We Come A-Wassailing
• Joy to the World
• Il Est Ne/I Saw Three Ships
• Good King Wenceslas
• Christmas Day in the Morning
• Jingle Bells
• Silent Night
Jubilee CD cover

Jubilee: A Welcome Sound
Recorded in 1992, features the Jubilee ensemble which included at that time Shonti Elder on fiddle; Denise Martin on hammered dulcimer and concertina; Jim Kerr on guitar, bass and mandolin; and Elsa Aegerter playing flute and pennywhiste. Some great dance music and many musical styles, some original.

Sound clips (coming soon)

Our other CDs:

Saturday Sensation
Christmas in the air
One Moment Forever
  Play list:   
• Aliens/On Parade
• Scarecrow
• Tub Reel/Bear Paw Ramble
• Kesh Jig/The Rocking Chair/Blarney Pilgrim
• The Scholar/The Hunter's Purse
• Kluonie Rag
• Twisting the Hay Rope
• Shuffle Creek/June Apple
• Clarinet Polka
• The Gabyo/Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket
• Road to California/Miss Thompson's Reel
• Shepherd's Wife
• Breakup/Breakdown
• Christmas '91/Richard's Jig
• La Brunette est La/La Reel de Quatre Fers en L'Air
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One Moment Forever
Denise's first hammered dulcimer recording, released on cassette in 1989, and now on CD. Jim Kerr accompanies on guitar. A wide variety of styles including Celtic, swing, and some originals.

Sound clips (coming soon)

Our other CDs:

Saturday Sensation
Christmas in the air
Jubilee: A Welcome Sound
  Play list:   
• Murphy's/Painters Polkas
• Three Sea Captains/ Merrily Kiss the Quaker's Wife
• Trip to Sligo/Morrison's Jig
• Leather Britches/Billy in the Lowground
• Sonny Brogan's Mazurka
• Swallowtail Reel/Swallow's Tail Jig
• Sally Goodin
• Rights of Man/Hacker's Hornpipe
• Liberty/Blackberry Blossom
• Shebeg and Shemore
• Star of Munster/Tam Lin
• Frost on the Window
• Farewell to Erin

  Other locally-produced CDs which include dulcimer tracks by Denise:
 Shonti Elder  Bow Drawn
 Shonti Elder/Will Putnam  Northwords
 Shonti Elder/Will Putnam  Homefires
 Robin Hopper  North Country Living
 Robin Hopper  Up on a Mountain Top 
 (Various) Produced by Kurt Riemann  Merry Christmas From Alaska (Vols. 1 & 6)