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Fifty Five

by Dan Trueman

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Sills Gully 05:07
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Upham Down 03:26
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Black Rock 02:26
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Thirteen original tunes for the Hardanger d'Amore, composed and performed by Dan Trueman.

"What he brings is an abundance of space, a sense that each tune could last a whole night long. From the sprightly ‘Upham Down’ to the reflective ‘Sills Gully’ this is a moving, personal journey."
--Songlines Magazine

The Hardanger d'Amore is a new 5-string instrument, a cross between the 5-string fiddle and the Hardanger fiddle. Dan commissioned the first of these from renowned Norwegian instrument builder Salve Håkedal in 2010, and Salve has now made more than 30 for fiddlers from around the world.

These tunes—"Crooked Tunes from the Crooked Downs of Shoreham"—are a product of Dan's experiences with traditional music from Norway, Ireland, and America, contemporary and early classical music, and are named after places in Shoreham, New York, where he grew up.

Dedicated to the Village Elders of Highland Down (and Thereabouts):
* Nancy Westover
* Joyce Maggio
* Connie Sullivan
* Judy Chanana
* Hildegard Kroeger
* Yoko Ozaki
* June Adams
* Judy Trueman
And honorary junior member Anne Westover

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released March 3, 2021

music by Dan Trueman
Hardanger d'Amore by Salve Håkedal
transitional bow by Michel Jamonneau
performed and recorded by Dan Trueman
mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine
artwork by Judy Trueman

This record was made at Dan's home, recorded close up—you are hearing something similar to what is under the fiddler's ear, with all the grit of the rosined Baroque bow, thumping of the fingers and fuzzing of the strings against the fingerboard, stomping feet, and glorious resonance of this remarkable instrument (sometimes the sympathetic strings vibrate so strongly they collide with each other!).

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