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La Llorona, Mexican folk melody, played by Mick Doherty

As an example of the versatility of the dulcimer, here’s an MP3 sample of a recording I made of the well known Mexican folk tune “La Llorona”.

This version of “La Llorona” is inspired by the playing of Pedro Ruiz, a great salterio player who made a record in the 1970’s called “The Mexican Psaltery”. Salterio is the Mexican version of the hammer dulcimer, although in fact it is often plucked with finger-picks. I recorded this at home on dulcimer, guitar and string bass.