Sherlock Holmes Discombobulate

sherlock_holmes_movie_poster-normal I played the cimbalom For the First Sherlock Holmes staring Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law. Here is the theme Discombobulate.

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Remotely recorded cimbalom, drums and all percussion

IMG-20150902-00217New service offering recordings done remotely of Cimbalom, Dulcimer. Drum Kit and all other percussion instruments. Professionally recorded by Paul Golding. (

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The Wolf Hall Band

Wolf Hall Band

Wolf Hall Band

This is the augmented Wolf Hall Band recording the music for the play’s transfer to Broadway NY. The composer is Stephen Warbeck kneeling first on the right. We were in Alcester near Stratford at Vada Studios, a beautiful Elizabethan manor house owned by record producer Matt Terry.

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Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall pit

Wolf Hall Pit

Here in the Pit Of the Aldwych Theatre for Wolf Hall on a night when I was MD

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Lotr- The Return of the King

I was involved in the live performances of Lord of the Rings at the Royal Albert Hall. I was playing cimbalom with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Lord of the Rings

I played on all the films in the Lords of the Rings Trilogy. I played hammered dulcimer as part of the Hobbit band for the scene where Gandalf rides into the Shire. I remember the first recording session at a Abbey Road studios very well because it was the 11th of September 2001.

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I recently played solo dulcimer on the soundtrack of the movie Hercules. The music by Fernando Velasquez was recorded in Abbey Road 2.

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Wolf Hall at the Aldwych

I am here at the Aldwych for a limited run of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies playing percussion and second MD. There are five band members playing the score by Stephen Warbeck calls for cimbalom/percussion, percussion, guitar, clarinet and harp/recorder.

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The Winters Tale April 2014

This is the stage band in The Winter’s Tale a ballet by Chris Wheeldon and Joby Talbot. While it is written for dulcimer, the music required a portable chromatic instrument with a 3.3 octave range. I designed and built a new instrument with Tim Manning of Music Magic which we have called a dulcilom. The other members are Eliza Marshall, Ian Watson, Rob Farrer and Jez Wiles. Check these clips

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The Commission Royal Opera House 17th March 2014

The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North brings forth two new chamber operas. This is the first time I have ever played a one player part that included cimbalom and percussion.

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