A boot-kicking hoe-down with relaxing, breath-catching interludes, followed by jig steps and waltzes–all on mountain and hammered dulcimers. In addition to the treasures of the past, Steve loves to create new traditions with the tuens that flow from the sweet river. Floating along with his dulcimers, his music is enjoyed throughout the US, Europe, the UK, New Zealand and Australia.
Inspired by a Jean Ritchie poem of the same title, I Celebrate Life! is the title track of a collection of original songs and tunes written for Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer by award-winning singer-songwriter and musician, Steve Eulberg.
(The Companion Book has musical notation and dulcimer tablature for the tunes as well).
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Listen to all the tracks here:
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1. Ferret Frolic (3:00)
2. I Celebrate Life! (4:17)
3. Cracking Open a New Century (2:52)
4. Seton Sands (3:10)
5. Snowbow at Sky (3:30)
6. O Virgin–ee-i-a (4:41)
7. Dancing With Wu-Li (3:11)
8. Old Shoe Waltz (3:30)
9. Mt. Jackson/Just a Sliver Short of Full (4:28)
10. We Are An Answer to Prayer (4:56)
11. Byword Tower (3:25)
12. Pining Hearts (3:43)
13. First Snow (3:45)
14. Portage River (2:29)
15. Summer Storm (3;14)
16. Jumpin’ Java (4:04)
17. One Sweet Sabbath Breath (2:17)
18. Elk in the Meadow (2:33)
19. Woodland Acres Waltz (3:09)
20. Connie’s Jig (2:31)
21. Bedtime in the Meadow (3:20)
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Virginia MacIsaac – Rambles.net
“At first look this one appears to be a children’s CD because of the smiling young face on the cover. However, after the first few tracks,…there are instrumentals that will become part of those I will return to again and again….’First Snow’–how music can capture the silence of snow falling, I don’t know, but it happens right here…’Portage River’ almost sounds like a jig. Two fiddling sisters join in, Carole and Teresa Lundgren, flowing and ripply, just like a river. With “Summer Storm” a wind builds under our ears, fluttering, swaying, whooshing and waving….” to read more go to: http://www.rambles.net
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MD – SingOut
“On this CD, the award-winning mountain and hammered dulcimer player highlights both his instrumental virtuosity and his talent as a songwriter.
Eulberg meditates on happiness, the importance of tradition, and the beauty of his Colorado home in these 21 songs and instrumentals. He is joined by friends and family to round out the instrumentation, making this a well-balanced and joyful album.”