Malcolm Dalglish

Folk music, Composer

1952 –


Who is Malcolm Dalglish?

Malcolm Dalglish is an American hammered dulcimer player and builder, composer, and choral director.

A virtuoso performer on the hammer dulcimer, he is a former member of the folk/Celtic trio Metamora and has performed frequently with the percussionist Glen Velez. In addition to the dulcimer, Dalglish also plays the spoons and bones. Beginning in the mid-1970s he honed his playing at Hap's Irish Pub in Cincinnati in a duo with flutist and concertina player Grey Larsen. He also composes prolifically for choir, and many of his compositions are for choir with dulcimer accompaniment. He has received more than 50 commissions to compose for choirs around the world. He played the hammered dulcimer in the score for the 1981 film Tuck Everlasting. Several of his songs with the Ooolite choral group come from the poetic work of Wendell Berry.

Dalglish attended Oberlin College and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where his publishing company, Ooolitic Music, is based.

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Aug 14, 1952
Also known as
  • Dalglish, Malcolm
  • United States of America
  • Oberlin College
Lived in
  • Bloomington

on July 23, 2013


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