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Review – Three Wire Choir

Review – Three Wire Choir

Reviewed by Stephen Seifert Reprinted From Dulcimer Players News , Summer 2013 I’ve been listening to Gary Gallier’s new recording, Three Wire Choir, for about a month now.  Like his previous two recordings, Craft Of Kin and On The Wing, the sound quality and musicianship is among the best in the dulcimer world. Besides being [...]

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Neal Walters: reviews Craft of Kin

Neal Walters: reviews Craft of Kin

From the Fall 2001 issue of Dulcimer Players News Craft of Kin . The Gallier Brothers, Dancing Thumb Music, PO Box 4922, G. S., Springfield, MO 65808, 417-865-4170, www.dulcimercentral.com http://www.dulcimercentral.com/ (CD) Les and Gary Gallier are the “kin” implied in the title and the twobrothers make some wonderful music together as those of you who [...]

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Walnut Valley Occasional: review

Walnut Valley Occasional: review

The Gallier Brothers – Craft of Kin Winfield review reprinted from the Walnut Valley Occasional, September, 2002By Wanyne Steadham II This collection of instrumental acoustic music is a cerebral trip to Appalachia. These guys include dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle and hand drums to evoke music like an acoustic Moody Blues recording sans the synthesizer. The Gallier [...]

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Pulp Magazine: review of Craft of Kin

Pulp Magazine: review of Craft of Kin

Reprinted from The Pulp magazine – www.readthepulp.com Craft of Kin, The Gallier Brothers, 13 tracks, 53:30, 4 Stars If you don’t know the music of the Gallier’s, then your way behind the curve. Brothers Les and Gary – a pair of hugely talented Missouri Ozarkers – not only create memorable music; they also build the [...]

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Craft of Kin: review by Jerry Rockwell

Craft of Kin: review by Jerry Rockwell

The Gallier Brothers Craft of Kin is a great new recording by Les and Gary Gallier, featuring their innovative mountain dulcimer playing.  I was immediately taken by the stately, elegant “chamber ensemble” sound of many of the selections, which feature the fine violin and cello playing (and arranging) of David Wilson.  Gary’s trademark dulcimer flatpicking [...]

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