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Products: Recordings

click for more info New Artichoke Nights 2 (2012), CD
This new recording features original songs and instrumental pieces from 20 musicians associated with Artichoke Community Music in Portland. Includes Carl Thor's hammered dulcimer piece "Manzanita Morning." more...

Product #: ART-02D
Price: $10.00


click for more info A Beneficial Tradition
by the 80-member Portland Megaband (2009), CD

The Portland Megaband's latest CD was recorded live at the annual Megaband dance in Portland on March 14, 2009. Each year, dancers come from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond to experience the energy and precision of this unique group. This recording includes all of the tunes played at the dance, edited down somewhat to fit on one CD.   more...

Product #: PMB-02D
Price: $15.00


click for more info A Portland Play Along Selection: 97 Contra Dance Tunes for Listening and Learning
by Betsy Branch, Clyde Curley, and Susan Songer (2008), 2 CDs

A companion for The Portland Collection volumes 1 and 2 (see below). Designed for learning and practice, these CDs have melody in one channel and backup in the other so you can play along with or without hearing your part. Or just listen to these great tunes!   more...

Product #: PDX-11D
Price: $25.00


click for more info A Portland Selection
by George Penk, Clyde Curley, and Susan Songer (2000), CD

The companion CD for The Portland Collection volume 1 (see below). Hear great contra dance tunes played by seasoned Northwest musicians in 17 tracks, 36 tunes, 63 minutes of music.   more...

Product #: PDX-01D
Price: $15.00


click for more info A Portland Selection 2
by George Penk, Clyde Curley, and Susan Songer (2006), CD

The companion CD for The Portland Collection volume 2 (see below). In 18 tracks, 36 tunes, and 61 minutes of great music, these seasoned players bring to life some of the music found in the pages of the book.   more...

Product #: PDX-02D
Price: $15.00


click for more info The Portland Megaband: Live
by 70 musicians of the Portland Megaband (2002), CD

Nothing can compare to the massive yet precise sound of the Portland Megaband, heard once a year in Portland, Oregon. Mixed down from the original 32-track recording, this CD captures the full range of the Megaband's sound, from a hammered dulcimer solo to the full force of 70 musicians playing well with others.   more...

Product #: PMB-01D
Price: $15.00


click for more info A Circle of Friends: Fellowship and Faith in Music and Song
by the Musicians of Michael Servetus UU Fellowship (2006), CD

The collective effort of dozens of musicians, this CD serves up 23 tracks of original and traditional music, from a capella songs to Celtic harp, old-time fiddle, orignal folk songs, and even a contra dance orchestra! Proceeds from the sale of this recording go toward charitable causes.   more...

Product #: MSU-01D
Price: $15.00


click for more info Just Up the Hill
by Talisman (2004), CD

Talisman's latest CD provides over an hour of Celtic style folk music played with fire on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, flutes, guitar and voice.   more...

“This is a long-awaited release from the band... they are still going strong. The musicianship on this album [is] superb.”
--Green Man Review

Product #: TAL-04D
Price: $15.00


click for more info Phoenix
by Talisman (1996), CD

Talisman provides a unique blend of traditional Celtic tunes, folk songs, and original music, ranging from a 16th century melody to a contemporary bossa beat.   more...

Product #: TAL-03D
Price: $15.00


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Products: Sheet Music

click for more info New Deep Peace for SATB choir with piano and flute
by Sara Martin and Carl Thor (2006), 8½x11 folio, 8 pgs.

A lovely choral setting of the traditional Irish blessing, “Deep Peace of the running wave to you...” The sheet music is now available either as a high-quality printed folio or as a PDF file imprinted to allow you to make a specific number of copies.   more...

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Product #: THR-04M
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Price: $2.00 per copy

Product #: THR-04F
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Price: $1.00 per license

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click for more info Come to the Dance Hall: A collection of 107 melodies for Diverse Musical Instruments, Suitable for use in Country Dancing and Related Pastimes, Second Edition
by Carl Thor (2009), spiral bound, 100 pgs.

The expanded and revised second edition has more than twice as many tunes as the original edition; includes reels and marches, jigs, waltzes, airs, hambos, schottisches, and more.   more...

“Carl Thor is also a fine writer... the band brings his waltz ‘The Friendship’ right to your toes.”
--Festivals Directory NW

Product #: THR-01M
Price: $20.00


click for more info Silver Falls Interlude: A tone poem for Hammered Dulcimer,
by Carl Thor (2006), sheet music, 6 pgs.

This piece was inspired by the natural beauty found at Oregon's Silver Falls State Park. It utilizes the full range of the 4-octave hammered dulcimer. A recording of the piece is included on Talisman Just Up the Hill.   more...

“I especially liked ‘Silver Falls Interlude’ -- that one really made my head come up when it first rolled out of the speakers.”
--Alan Scott, Portland, OR

Product #: THR-02M
Price: $5.00


click for more info The Portland Collection: Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest : Revised Edition (2011)
by Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (original publication 1997), spiral bound, 310 pgs.

This tune book has become a standard reference among contra dance musicians throughout the country. Contains 318 tunes, with extensive commentary on each, discography, and additional cross-references.   more...

Product #: PDX-01M
Price: $28.00



click for more info The Portland Collection: Contra Dance Music in the Pacific Northwest, Vol. 2
by Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (2005), spiral bound, 328 pgs.

A continuation of the invaluable first volume in identical format, this tune book presents 322 more jigs and reels from the Portland contra dance repertoire; includes extensive commentary on each tune, and additional cross-references.   more...

Product #: PDX-02M
Price: $28.00


click for more info The Village Dance: Reels, Jigs, and Waltzes
by Hank Laramee (2005), spiral bound, 104 pgs.

Hank Laramee was a man of diverse talents and enthusiasms, and a prolific tunesmith. This book provides a sampling of Hank's tunes, “Approved for Contra Dancing!”   more...

Product #: LAR-01M
Price: $20.00


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Products: Ornaments

click for more info Hammered Dulcimer Ornament
You'll be proud to hang this beautiful, handcrafted dulcimer ornament on your holiday tree, or display it year round anywhere in your home. Created exclusively for Talisman Music by Tewksbury Ornaments, in Portland, Oregon, each ornament is made of fine porcelain clay with hand-painted glazes.
Size: 4.9" x 2.5"   more...

Product #: TWK-01HD
Price: $15.00


click for more info Tewksbury Musical Instrument Ornaments
Our hammered dulcimer ornament started a trend, with these finely crafted musical instrument ornaments now available from Tewksbury Ornaments. Now you can start collecting the entire ensemble for your tree! Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, each ornament is made of fine porcelain clay with hand-painted glazes.
New Harp Ornament
Size: 2.25" x 4.4"   more...

Product #: TWK-09H
Price: $13.50



click for more info New Guitar Ornament
Size: 1.5" x 4.5"   more...

Product #: TWK-10G
Price: $13.50



click for more info New Violin Ornament
Size: 1.75" x 4.5"   more...

Product #: TWK-11V
Price: $13.50



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click for more info Tewksbury Angel Ornaments
We now offer the complete selection of angels holding musical instruments from the Tewksbury Ornament line. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, each ornament is made of fine porcelain clay with hand-painted glazes.
Angel with Horn
Size: 2.8" x 3.5"   more...

Product #: TWK-02A
Price: $15.00



click for more info Angel with Guitar
Size: 3.75" x 4.0"   more...

Product #: TWK-03A
Price: $15.00



click for more info Angel with Accordion
Size: 3.5" x 3.25"   more...

Product #: TWK-04A
Price: $15.00



click for more info Angel with Harp
Size: 3.0" x 4.4"   more...

Product #: TWK-05A
Price: $15.00



click for more info New Angel with Mandolin
Size: 2.75" x 3.75"   more...

Product #: TWK-06A
Price: $15.00



click for more info Angel with Trumpet
Size: 3.0" x 4.25"   more...

Product #: TWK-07A
Price: $15.00



click for more info Angel with Violin
Size: 2.8" x 3.8"   more...

Product #: TWK-08A
Price: $15.00



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