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Richard is the owner of Folkcraft Instruments, which is one of the oldest and most respected musical instrument manufacturers in the country. Folkcraft makes a variety of stringed and fretted instruments, including Appalachian dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, kantele, dulcilele, and ukulele. And finally, Richard is a performer. You can hear him playing the dulcimer at events all...
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The store for people to learn about and purchase ethnic instruments. We feature instruments and items like dulcimers music stands bagpipes, sitar, shofars, and djembes. Welcome! You can easily find a dulcimer, bagpipe, sitar or any instrument you desire in our shop. You can navigate our site by instrument type on the left hand menu. Enter your email address to get special offers for all your...
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My name isn’t Gordon, it’s Geoff. Gordon was my father. I chose to name my dulcimers after him for a number of reasons. Gordon taught me that if you wanted or needed something, you should just go ahead and build it. He also, perhaps foolishly, let me use his woodworking tools when I was very...
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Learn which dulcimer is right for you, and the #1 thing you should look for in a mountain or lap dulcimer, for beginners or experienced players. For a whole set, the Appalachian APD-1 Dulcimer Pickin’ Pac can provide you with everything you need to learn how to play the dulcimer like a...
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Dulcimer maker, dulcimer player, luthier, and musician Doug Berch,. I have been performing, teaching and making instruments since the mid 1970’s. During the 1980’s I toured throughout the United States and performed at many folk festivals, dulcimer festivals and concert venues. I recorded two...
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If you are interested in learning to play the mountain dulcimer, autoharp or the hammered dulcimer, email our club email address and we'll set up a class before a club meeting and we'll get you strumming and fretting on popular jam tunes. Our goal is to have you playing in the Club jam and joining us in taking our music to our local community. Welcome to the web home of the Mountain Dulcimer...
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Holds both undergraduate and masters degrees in music education and music performance with honors from LSU where she was a member of the internationally acclaimed LSU A Cappella Choir and performed leading roles with the Opera Theater. Lisa has been a member of the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 2005. She has co-chaired 3 of the very popular Lagniappe Dulcimer Fetes...
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The Dulcimer Shop in Blowing Rock NC carrys North Carolina Appalachian and Hammered Dulcimers, McSpadden Dulcimers, and Dulcimer Kits. The Mountain Dulcimer originated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains some 200 years ago. It is about the easiest stringed instrument to learn to play. Bill and Jewel can have you playing a simple tune in just 5 minutes. The Dulcimer Shop in Blowing Rock, North...
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Dulcimer School is a great resource for those seeking valuable instruction in the art of dulcimer playing. From the beginner to the advanced, Dulcimer School will guide you through all of the essential techniques. For $19.97 a month, you get full access to all the mountain and hammered dulcimer content in the Dulcimer School library. We will be continually adding new content including video,...
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For players or lovers of hammered dulcimer (dulcimers), autoharp, harp, fiddle, or any acoustic instruments. Features Evart (Michigan) Funfest Dulcimer Festival and other music events. This dulcimers.com site accents the hammered dulcimer. We are from Michigan and there are more hammered dulcimers per capita in our state than in any other. Michigan is the home of the Original Dulcimer Players...
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Subscribe to Dulcimer Players News magazine and CD, for mountain and hammered dulcimer enthusiasts. Dulcimer Players News is a quarterly magazine and CD filled with instruction, interviews, and stories for and about dulcimer enthusiasts. It's your connection to tradition and community. A quarterly subscription to Dulcimer Players News is like finding a festival in your mailbox! Subscribe for...
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Is a six-day celebration of the Mountain Dulcimer, the sweet stringed instrument developed in the 1800s in our Southern Appalachian mountains. Our ongoing goal is to offer you the most exciting and high-quality dulcimer learning vacation anywhere! Our management has 27 years of experience producing dulcimer events and more years loving and playing the instrument. We hire great player-teachers...
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Mark is a multi-instrumentalist that has performed and recorded on Piano, Trumpet, Classical/Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Pennywhistle, Hammered Dulcimer, and Mountain Dulcimer. Mark was the first place winner in the 1998 National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas, and is one of America's premier Hammered Dulcimer Soloists and Clinicians. (More about Mark can be found by...
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The mountain or Appalachian dulcimer is an American folk instument originally found primarily in the hills of the Appalachian region. Simpler to make and easy to learn to play, it was an alternative to more complex instruments such as the fiddle, guitar or banjo. Its modest volume made it ideal for playing in the parlor or pickin' and singin' on the front porch. An excellent short history can...
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In 1969 Howard Rugg and his brother Michael became partners. They called their partnership CapriTaurus Handcrafts Fine and Applied Arts. They designed and began manufacturing the CapriTaurus mountain dulcimer and sold them at the Renaissance Faire and the Dickens Fair in California from 1969-1987. In the early 1970s, Stephen Jackel became a partner, and they introduced the Folk Roots mountain...
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Tim Simek has been playing the mountain dulcimer and hammer dulcimer for 27 years. Primarily a self-taught musician, Tim explains how he got into playing such an obscure class of instruments. “I got my start with strings after getting a summer job in the dulcimer shop at Dollywood back in the mid 80’s. Part of my job was to demonstrate the mountain dulcimer to the guests. I would play a little...
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Bill Spence is one of the most influential hammered dulcimer player of the past 40 years. Many hammered dulcimer players today owe their beginnings to Bill Spence. Herin lies his biography, schedule, and list of available recordings. “Bill Spence, performer, teacher, recording artist is honored for his efforts, beginning in the 1970’s, of bringing the Hammered Dulcimer to the attention of the...
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Bill Robinson is a 3rd generation hammered dulcimer player living in St. Charles, Illinois. Known for his upbeat playing style, and unique dulcimer traditions handed down from generation to generation, Robinson is a master of the instrument.. The hammered dulcimer, not to be confused with the Appalachian dulcimer, is a trapezoidal instrument in which strings are stretched across and then struck...
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Hi! My name is Judy Schmidt. I am a teacher, performer, and composer for the hammered dulcimer. Welcome to the home of my future web site. We are still "under construction" but will soon have information about my recordings, my performance schedule, and much, much more. If you have suggestions for the content of this site or want to learn about my recordings now, I'd love to hear from you. You...
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Dan Evans plays beautiful and stylish arrangements of traditional folk songs and airs from the British Isles on mountain dulcimer and acoustic guitar. Dan's CDs are beautifully produced and his music classes are popular, enjoyable and uplifting. Dan plays finger-style mountain dulcimer with precision and delicacy. He is also a highly accomplished and stylish acoustic guitarist. He accompanies...
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