"Ken Kolodner is a world-class instrumentalist....a fiddle and hammered dulcimer virtuoso…just the right amount of fire…totally delightful…” —Sing Out
The following Youtube videos include Ken performing on fiddle and hammered dulcimer with his primary musical partners including his son Brad, Scottish National Fiddle Champion Elke Baker, and the trio Helicon.
Ken (hammered dulcimer) with Brad (clawhammer banjo) & Alex Lacquement, performing two original compositions The Circle and Swift House produced by In the Moment Videos. The Swift House was recorded on our 2011 release Otter Creek.
Ken (hammered dulcimer) and Brad (clawhammer banjo) performing Brad's composition Skipping Rocks (and title track for our 2013 release Skipping Rocks) on the Washington DC NPR station WAMU
Ken (hammered mbira) and Brad (gourd banjo) performing Ken's composition Swift House (recording on Otter Creek (2011).
Ken and Elke Baker fiddling Ken's composition Alison's Waltz at a concert with Robin Bullock in DC. Ken wrote Alison's Waltz for his wife and recorded the piece on Out of the Wood (2011)
Ken performs with Helicon (with Chris Norman and Robin Bullock), Elke Baker and Brad Kolodner playing a set of fiddle tunes at Helicon's 28th Winter Solstice Concert for an audience of 1750 in 2013. Note the use of "fiddle sticks!"
Ken & Brad with Alex perform "Coleman's March/Snake River Reel" at The Kennedy Center in 2014
Tour in Chicago May 22-23. See our schedule!
Monee Hammered Dulcimer workshop, May 23, near Chicago!