Still in Search of the Wild Dulcimer

Filed under: Robert's His-Story — webmaster @ 6:12 pm

20 years of Dulcimer history in one package: The Complete Recordings contains ALL of the tunes recorded and released by Force & d’Ossche on the Biscuit City, Kicking Mule, Sonnet (Europe), Flying Fish, Gourd Music and BAF record labels– a legacy of 44 tunes, 156 minutes of recordings that shaped the evolution of the modern dulcimer.

It’s been a long time coming but the songs are also now available individually on I-tunes– tell a friend! The album can also be ordered through CD Baby or directly from Robert for twenty bucks flat (he pays postage) at Blaine Street Records, 1228 Blaine Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Checks accepted.  You can also contact me at

I promise to write comments about each of the songs, post tabs and even link videos to the songs. However, since this site has become hard to maintain, new information, further instruction and other links will now be posted at   It took over 40 years to get to this spot, so it’s likely to take a bit longer to fulfill the vision of having it all up and accessible.

Thanks to all the people who have visited here over the years.  It will be left up as a legacy site with all of it’s good information intact.  RF


Manitou– In the Garden of the Gods is now out!

Filed under: Music & Videos — webmaster @ 12:27 pm

Along with six close friends (and packing a portable recording studio) I hiked into a beautiful red rock canyon in Colorado a year ago last August. Representing over 240 years of musical performance experience, we seven musicians laid down live tracks reflecting the presence of the spirits of the canyon. Manitou, Algonquin for [...]

Kindred Gathering 34

Filed under: Shows & Tours — webmaster @ 10:36 am

The Kindred Gathering link to the right has been updated with this year’s happenings… Hope to see you all there.

Editor’s Pick: Al d’Ossché and Robert Force “Mama Sunday’s”

Filed under: Published Reviews — webmaster @ 9:50 am

MamaSunDiscArtFlat-l.jpgNo there isn’t anything wrong with your speakers, it just sounds that way. 60 minutes of music and chatter, recorded before a very live audience and rescued some years later from a low-bias, slightly magnetized cassette tape…

On the Hard Drive Now Music Video

Filed under: Music & Videos — webmaster @ 10:46 pm

Windows Media Version, 512kbps, 12.6MB

QuickTime Version, H.264, 512kbps, 13.3MB

QuickTime HD, H.264, 2mbps, 48.9MB

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