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Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-5

Program Length: 45-90 minutes

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: Unlimited

Setup Time: Minimal

Breakdown Time: Minimal

Technical Requirements: Sound system

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Artists Fees

Single Fee: $500 - $700

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Malcolm Dalglish with his hammer dulcimer.  

Malcolm Dalglish

Singer, Songwriter, Musician



Program Type

Elementary School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, High School Assemblies, Workshops, Residencies, Curriculum Materials

Subject Areas

Music, Oral Language, Storytelling, Poetry, Mime

Malcolm Dalglish is a hammer dulcimer player and composer whose work draws on his diverse background in choir, theater, and folk music. Malcolm's programs feature some of the world's oldest percussive instruments: hammer dulcimer, spoons, bones, even the performer's own body. Animated instruction, rhythmic verse and stories are also part of Malcolm's programs.

Jogging the Memory (6-12) combines storytelling with music, featuring compositions and playing techniques on the hammer dulcimer.

Wild Wild Word Show (K-5) An extravaganza of mime, rhyme, rhythm, and song, intriguing story ballads, fast paced clownery, goofy mnemonic devices for learning body percussion and the playing of bones, earfuls of rhythmic verse, handfuls of fundamentals on spoons as percussion, spoons in the construction of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, spoons as martial art, anecdotal instructions on how one might hold onto the inspiration of new musical ideas while facing down the fearsome advances of neighborhood attack dogs... All of this is interspersed with original hammer dulcimer music. The Wild, Wild, Word Show leaves audiences with a new appreciation for the making of music and the music of words.