I love the hammered dulcimer, it's the music that really matters.
To me, the session (and my participating connection with the concertina) is
what it's all about. I mostly learn the tunes by ear from other
or recordings. I've found the sites below useful to locate tunes which
I've only heard by name, or to check on different versions of tunes
the same name (as so often is the case!)
ABC tunefinder This site can find almost any tune in
a variety of
formats. Just enter the tune name, or a portion thereof.
notation. Here's information about getting this online
program which is great for anyone who can't read sheet music, or
who just wants to hear the tunes.
TheSession.org This site not only has a search engine for
Irish tunes (plus their sheet music and ABC notation), but also has
data base of recordings, sessions, and a great discussion forum.
Henrik Norbeck's Abc Tunes
Great for playing along and seeing the sheet music in front of you,