"It is always a delight to present Paul.
He blends the happily tripping along gaiety of
the hammer dulcimer with soft spoken and
uplifting stories. Once upon a time a plumber,
Paul left the uncertain world of construction to
tour North America playing festivals, craft
fairs, and the occasional little concert room
such as mine. He has a growing number of CDs
available, all eminently listenable."
Verger, Presenter at
Rasputan's Ottawa, Ontario
"The story-telling techniques of Paul
Haslem are perfect for a school or library
concert. He quickly had the children
participating in his stories and songs."
Jeanne Marcella, Librarian, Terrace Bay,
"Paul offers a counter-balance of dynamic
stage presence and evocitive music!"
co-ordinator, Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
"Paul is one of the most extrodinary
players of the hammered dulcimer I've ever had
the pleasure of hearing. His innovative stylings
and sensitive interpertations leave you wanting
Allan, Harp and violin
luthier, historical re-enactor
"Paul's integrated approach provided many
opportunities for follow-up activities back in
the classrooms. His pacing and use of active
participation held everyone's attention."
Todd, Teacher, N.A.MacEachen
School Waterloo, ON
"Thank you for your dulcimer cassette, I
enjoyed the music very much. The dulcimer sounded
wonderful and the playing was very good."
Bell, The Chieftans
"Paul Haslem should be labeled as a
national treasure, as he continues to brilliantly
play both his own compositions and traditional
themes. A "must" for any serious
listener.... classical, folk or
Merrick Jarrett, Canadian Folklorist,
Traditional Musician, Storyteller.
"When Paul Haslem plays his infectious
blend of original and Irish traditional music you
immediatly feel as if you've known him forever.
He has the ability to draw an audience to him
with his warmth, sense of humour, and joy of
co-ordinator, Memphis Dulcimer Festival
"I love Paul Haslem's work. This is
hammered dulcimer playing with heart and
de Lint, Fantasy writer and
musician, Ottawa, Ontario
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