North Carolina composer and musician Donna Marie has a wealth of experience as a performer and recording artist with numerous solo and ensemble projects. She plays the concert harp, Celtic harp, and the hammered dulcimer, performing a range of styles including Classical, Celtic, New Age, and World music as both a soloist and with musical ensemble groups. Many of her tracks also feature the Classical guitar, flute, and violin. You will enjoy Donna's more traditional pieces, as well as her New Age variations of these elegant Classic themes.
Donna Marie's specialty is the hammered dulcimer, a percussive stringed instrument used for World and Classical music. Its sound fits into many Ethnic categories and is particularly used for Celtic music within the US. It has a very distinctive, ringing sound ranging from bright and lively to ethereal and mystical.
But not the strings you expect! Hammered dulcimer and harp perform a classic tango rhythm in minor mode. Bass and percussion keep that tango feel. Great background piece for a strong rhythm with an elegant feel. Begins with bass rhythm and harp glissando. Feel the dancers pass by! Instrumental, Latin, Tango
16th Century Spanish Villancico sung in Spanish by female ensemble with classical guitar, hammered dulcimer and castanets. Begins with classical guitar on melody. Lively piece with 3 and 4 part harmonies. A lesser known Christmas song or lively rhythmic World music piece. Female Vocals, Latin, Spanish Music