Celestial Music from the Heart - Karen Ashbrook
A Fantasia of American, Celtic, Asian and classical lullabies on solo hammered dulcimer
"Karen has long been something of a heroine to me... Her style is at times traditional, then moves surprisingly at a tangent, making it more interesting in an unexpected way. And her whistle playing is excellent." — Irish Edition, Philadelphia
Karen is also a Certified Music Practitioner® (CMP), and is trained to play healing hammered dulcimer music at the bedside of those who are ill and/or dying.
If you are interested in therapeutic music services, contact Karen at
301-592-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hammered dulcimer is an engaging instrument that dates back to the 14th century and spread all around the world. It is a trapezoid box played with small wooden hammers.
- Watch Karen & Paul representing Belgium in the EU Showcase at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage in May, 2013.
- Watch a YouTube video of Karen demonstrating a tune at the 2010
Augusta Irish Week in Elkins, West Virginia.