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Dan Evans continues to develop his music from folk roots introducing new more classically-oriented instrumentals for guitar and mountain dulcimer. This is a superb album all round from the music, the recorded sound and luxury packaging. Dan is the UK's leading exponent of the mountain dulcimer and is here joined on two tracks with the world no. 1, Stephen Seifert: recorded in Nashville. Also starring are vocalist Rebecca Hallworth and guitarist/bass player Andy Crowdy.

This is the fifth album from Dan. Check out the DanSing list for others


AUDIO SAMPLE: New Lang Syne (extract)

dealer release date: 14 April 2015





CD program:
New Lang Syne
The Grey Funnel Line (Tawney)
Le Ruisseau du Moulin
Annie's Song (Denver)
Guitar Interlude in C
Amazing Grace (Newton)
Guitar Interlude in E
The Wild Mountain Thyme (McPeake)
Bullet Train
Pavane (Nicholson)
Watch the Stars
The Wind among the Heathers/Columbine
Farewell, Farewell (trad.)
Long Road to Memphis
Doucement s'en va jour (trad.)

Except where indicated all compositions are by Dan Evans

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“ Dan Evans has recorded a "must-have" CD for all mountain dulcimer players, students, and fans of the instrument. His new recording, entitled "Au Vieux Moulin," has a remarkable diversity of textures and styles. Dan is known for his virtuosic fingerpicking, and this collection continues the tradition. Dan is a gifted photographer and the fold-out CD pack, complete with a booklet describing each track, is a stunning package. Some of the most expressive dynamics I've ever heard on a mountain dulcimer--ever! Dan uses the subtle dynamic range of the dulcimer to the fullest extent possible, and this is true throughout the entire project. Rebecca Hallworth's voice perfectly complements Dan's sensitive dulcimer playing. Dan Evans is truly leading the way on the mountain dulcimer in the UK, and "Au Vieux Moulin" is his strongest album yet.” - Jerry Rockwell (Dulcimer Players' News)

“Dan's trademark clarity and precision of playing style is present throughout, and at its best he displays a lyricism and freedom of expression which is truly exhilarating. All in all, this is a very satisfying listen. The sound quality of the CD is excellent and Dan's playing is never less than immaculate – a great balance of new and old, tunes and songs, the old lyrical style and a new, more insistent Dan Evans sound. I, for one, am eager to find out in which direction he goes next.” - Geoff Reeve Black (Nonsuch News)

“This album is Dan's fifth and is a success from start to finish. It amazes me how such a simple instrument as the mountain dulcimer can be made to produce such beautiful sounds. I thoroughly recommend this album.” - Simon Bailes (Unicorn)

“An exquisite piece (New Lang Syne)” – Verity Sharp (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction)

“There's a quiet, dignified beauty and simplicity in what Dan Evans does and it's very much in evidence throughout his latest album. [He] consistently surprises with the ingenuities of his arrangements. A coherent and graceful collection.” – Steve Caseman (R2)

“Dan works through an astonishing variety of tunes and soundscapes ... gifted with seemingly limitless imagination. It's all incredibly pure and all incredibly beautiful.” – JP (Acoustic Magazine)

“A beautifully produced album and a majority of the tracks demonstrate Dan's wonderful fingerstyle technique.  And it has a certain Mr Stephen Seifert guesting on two of the tracks.  There are a mixture of old favourites and new compositions, both with and without vocals, all wonderfully arranged.” - Robin Clarke (Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer)