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Carrie ( is a founding member of The Barolk Folk and owner of Barolk Folk Music. A dulcimer player with one foot in the early music world and one in the folk world, she has been exploring the territory common to both for 20 years in her books and recordings. Her HAMMERED DULCIMER SOLOS volume 1 and 2, with their articulate and expressive arrangements, are classics, beloved by dulcimer players across the U.S. The Barolk Folks' award-winning recordings have won the hearts of listeners for over 15 years. These are not CDs to listen to once or twice; the compliment/complaint we hear most often is: "I've worn out my copy of GIRLS AND BOYS, or COME LET US BE MERRY. Can I purchase a new one?"

The Barolk Folk are Carrie Crompton, dulcimers; Celia Wyckoff, recorders; and Michael Rose, piano and guitar. Seth Austen is our producer extraordinaire.

Carrie performs in Connecticut with Tree of Life, a chamber folk trio, with Sue Cryan, violin, and Kasha Breau, harp. She serves as an accompanist and arranger for the University of CT children's choir, TrebleMakers, and has produced two CDs with the TrebleMakers director, Dr. Mary Ellen Junda. She also creates and performs musical accompaniments for the artistic puppet shows of Purple Rock Productions.

Carrie plays a beautiful hammered dulcimer made by James Jones Instruments and an Appalachian dulcimer made by Blue Lion Instruments.


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