Robin Petrie

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Robin Petrie is an American santur and hammered dulcimer player. Petrie has been performing popular and seldom-heard hammered dulcimer music since 1980. She is heard regularly on National Public Radio. Though focusing initially on British Isles and French music, her current work includes music from many cultures around the globe.

Petrie owns but does not actually play an 1875 Mackenzie Piano Harp, patented and built in Minneapolis along the lines of a small spinet. About 30 Mackenzie piano harps are known to survive today. She in fact plays an instrument by Texas maker Russell Cook, and a santour made in Athens, Greece.

She lives in northern California.[1]


Solo Albums
  • Panacea - Songs and Dances of Europe East and West | 2005
  • Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster (Emergent label) 2004 Grammy Winner
  • Oktober County
  • Dream of the Manatee
  • Simple Gifts
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • Tree of Life
  • Autumn in the Valley
  • Wondrous Love
With Danny Carnahan
  • Cut and Run
  • Two for the Road
  • Continental Drift
  • Journeys of the Heart
  • No Regrets

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