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Matthew Abelson

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Instruments  hammered dulcimer
Name  Matthew Abelson

Role  Musician
Albums  Flying Dulcimer, The
Matthew Abelson Matthew Abelson Sam Bush Vassar Clements Perspectives Amazon
Born  Princeton, New Jersey
Education  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Matthew abelson performs at arcade kent 1999

Matthew Abelson is an American hammered dulcimer player. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, he lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.


Matthew Abelson Matthew Abelson performs at Arcade Kent 1999 YouTube

Abelson performs in a variety of styles from classic Celtic tunes to Folk-Rock. His audiences have included President Bill Clinton (in 1998), Vice President Al Gore, author Anne Rice and others, and he has played well over 1,000 shows throughout the continental United States and Canada. Abelson has presented workshops on aspects of being a performing musician and on the history of the dulcimer at the Starwood Festival, Sirius Rising, Wellspring Gathering, and other events in the festival circuit. He has released three full-length CDs on his own label, Flying Dulcimer Recordings. Abelson is now performing, recording, and teaching full-time. He appears extensively at colleges, universities, major festivals and coffee houses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Michigan and his home state of Ohio. In May 1999, Abelson took first place at the Mid-East Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition.

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  • The Flying Dulcimer (Flying Dulcimer Productions)
  • 1997 - From Here To There (Flying Dulcimer Productions)
  • 2001 - Perspective (with Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, and others) (Flying Dulcimer Productions)
  • References

    Matthew Abelson Wikipedia