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You vou.L1n ' t .... ),our dulct.r ~hlnd. 10 vtl,)' Iun )'OUr WLCD!EfI PtAY!R8 tmWS laJll(llhh1.ni In the vrong _llbox or In the _11 .. ek bead.l"" back to Front ~U TH, TV QJIDE, PSYC}I)lOOT 'I'OIIAY and othi!'r _pd.•• ault Ir.Dov veeu in advance ,bout a DeV ,<Wrell. Tou can tell ua one .t.y before UIe OPlf ,Oel In the .11 if )'OU .... t, but plea.e ~ll u • . In order to MVl!! 3rd Clall _11 forvardl!ld: you .... t. .pt!l'lflcal17 nota 10 on the c:.rd. you fIll out. at. the loc:I.l Pon Office when you l.et t~ know vhu. to forvard your lit cia .. • 11. the OPi 11 .Un 3rc1 Clall . It i t c~. back to u', we au.t ~)' the po.Itq;e aplJ1, and werle lUo;:k, 'ffl dolI't knov vhere t.o .end )"OW' DPIf. W. have a . . 11 collection of landy. unclat.ed DAII (In • • t»lf. ~rbap8 tM Oll'l1era think thfo OPlf v~nt out of bU.irw •• or tMt WOI lack ~ r(!lpon.aibll1ty . lot t.rue! Don't forget UI vhen )'OUr aMrell chareel, anlt )'CUr DPIf vl11 follow )'OU to your nev -.-.

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It. alway• •ee.a that. January, 'ebr'\l&rJ' and March are t.be quiet., rut.ive .ont.h. 01' t.he year • unlen your _jor int.ere. t. 11 er'On · oountry .k.11ns ~ Since the Winter DAW 8Qe' t.o pre .. on Dec:eeber lit., I ' . typine:; tbis early in November . It ' . atill war. in Vir· ginla. 'l'be VOCM1a 01' Shenandoah NaUona.l Park are dry and baek eount.ry caaplng b. . ju.t beeo l'U'pellded . It ... been a bMut.if'u1 Autumn, and part. 01' the Winter l"ue ha. been pl..anne4, . . de and tablat.ure. drawn and article. writ.t.en whUe I va. perehed in IQ' h:vvrlt.e tne l'eellnc the unexpe ct.edly ~ II\U1 on II)' race. But. nov it ' s t.s.- to wilb you a crnt.ive, aldc.l "'"' Yeu til.l.ed witb love and under.tancUng - and I do . 1979 inaugurate. t.he t1rt.b )'H.r tor tbe DULCIMER PLA"aRS NEWS . It. pre.ilea to be an exdt1n& year a. idea. 1'01" lLI"t.icle., picture., !et.ten and .are tlov rro. you into t.ha DPIf oNice . 'nIank )'OU tor all )'OU bave .bared in year. ~.t. - and thank )'OU in advance tor your oont.i.nued I'Upport. Vbeneftr and hoIIeYer I caD help you, plea . . let. _ know.

For t.he I*'t. leftftl l11U", neva 01' the DPR coUat,1n&/addre .. 1n8 proce.. baa beoc:.e .ore int.ere.t,1n&. Walt. Wlt.U you bear about the coUat1n& part.y tor the Aut~ 1978 i ..ue~ It wa. held at. Keith a nd Mary You.ng'. hOUle in Annandde, Virginia. In attendance and yorklng bard (.o.t 01' the t,1ae) were Keith and Mary, Rick rreial tb, Seott Young, Mary Louise Holl.ovell, Kit Connaway, Billie Acker.-n, Tred He1.llon, Bill w.u...ce and. Wood1 and Carol¥n Padgett. Mary prepa.red del1dou, tood and Ke1th _de .ure YOrk clid.D ' t clu.ll our sellle. by p1ann1nc t.he . . lie break.. It)'OUr AutUIUI DPli arrived wit.h a t.1n¥ auc1&e 01' onion 4ip or (horrors!) an extra page, don't t.411 u.. W. bad auch an enjoyable t1.-e we'd bate to t.hink we ' d _de a al.take alone:; t.he YIlJ'. M¥ grfIt.ef'ul thank. 8Q to everyone who belped..

:rou who are due tor renewal with tbu 1nue vUl ~bly notice we ' ve done neryth1nc except t..p )'OU. on the .boulder or eal.l )'OU long dl.tance. The f'aa1.l.1ar boll: on the cow.r witb lobe t"l.aU1a.r potential red X 11 back. In addition, the reneva.l tor. Thoee ot

tuc:ked in the DPlf 11 • bright ..!.on color in.t;ead 01' wh1te. There have been too -.rI1 fol..llA conf'u.ed about when t.heir 'Ublcr1ption exp1r e. and therefore we've lo.t. aa.e tolk. -long the way. Ve don ' t. want that. to happen . We need you.r IUpport and we lUte to think we're prov1d1n8 good th1.ng. tor you . One th1n& WOD ' t cbal'l€e bo¥ever. You won ' t receive J'IOtioe art.er not1ce by fir.t - cla . . . . U. Vlat. you rece1ve in t.he la.t DPR 01' )"OW" .ub.c:ription 11 it. We'd rather .pe.nd ext... .onel on .pecial tb1na:1 tor the DPlf rather thin on renewal J'IOtlce •• Vhen)'OU don ' t renew, we .tUI t.hink about. you, bovever . &:-t1.-e. the quelt10n oc:.e. up, "I wonder whaLever happened to .o-and.- IO . I al .. tU./her . "

Spedal thanJta go to the contributors ot article. , tune. and. 1ett.en tor thil l ..ue - and to our a4vert1.er.. Tbe advertiser' proy1de du1c~r 1'0lll. w1th re.ource . . tertiI and auppl.1...nt..ry 1nfor.ation . It' J'OU. bann ' t read the DPIf u. recent17, do '0. Thel are well worth rHd.iD6. Ad:ftrtilen.:UO provide turther reveDUe beJOtWl .ub.criptioDl whIch help to t.prove the DPIf. In thil lIaue, we'd 11ke t.o reeognbe A-QK Printe r s in Pairfu, Vugina - printen tor the DULClMZR PLAYKRS DWS. Many tine talk. there have been helpfUl beyond . . .ure . One 1ncident prob&bl¥ t.elll the whole .tot')' . A-Q1t Printen bepn cloing OW" work and l'ound tt~eb.. euriou. to know exactly "bat. a dulc1ller 11 and bow ODe aounda. O:l. the qt.b 01' J~. Darld Chabot. and tlIrM otben a ..ocated with the ~ traveled about. 115 aile. rou.nd. trip to Sk)tland Lodge in She..moah ftational Park vbere I ft. perfora1.Q& ju..t t.o bear t.he . . dc and 01' course Ifte the ~red and -ountain dulc1.-en. They are nice folk.

to YOrk with. 'l'he DFW will be 'pendin& ac.e t1_ OD the road perl'ona1118 and work1ng on intereat1n& th1.ns. tor t'II.ture inue.. Mall rl.ll be torvarded and any orden 1'0r boob and record. ~ptlJ tUl.ed. 8bould)'OU. wi.h to contact the DPN, call (703) 635-7963. U we're DOt at ~, .a.eooe will tell you how to reach 1.1 ' . Ph1l MalOn, by t.he - " h. . been devoting hI. time and ene rg1e. to o t he r project. r ecent.ly . The DPN editorlhip, el'fective with the AlitwIn 1978 1'l'Ue, v11l. now be alne. It's a lot 01' hard work, but enjo)'tlb1e end

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Feedhach Tbe MVllet.ter or the LoullY1l.l.e Dulcier Sode\.7 1. t\ln to reedve , tor i t .ceu \.0 be .prinlLad. wit.h 'tel")' lnt..ere.t1n& bit. of 1n1'O~t10D . In the 8opt.ellber 1111101 , I learned U.t BELL 1In'!S, tbe llt-tole publlQlUoo ~clo.ed It1tb the _thq telepbooe bill, bad • tHtu.n .bout I .an rro. WorTh , 1'eIlBUIH who helpec1 ~ne in Rochuter, lev Yor k tu.ne • dulc1..er onr lDn& dJ.t.ance : In tbe Oct.ober l ..ue. I d.1.c;:overed tbat JohD Jacob !l'ilea bioi vrltten , book or poetry called "Srick Du.t and Butt..era1lk". Poa.. interuled in Joining t.he Loullvl11e Duicillier Society can contact Hanc)' John.on , Box 11022l, Lou1lville, KY 40214.

Following Ire .ore addr ••••• tor dulct.er sociati•• : Pr'tI1T1e Dulc1aer Club Hil.n'ey L. PriM: ~Vaaer

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DIu *441e: In the s..-r I play audc oa t.be .treet. day, • J.pane•• taa1l.7 took . , pietIlA while I pla.yed. lutobarp. A.a tbey V&l.ked llIa7. I picked u.p flAY dulcaer. One or th, bo)" ca.e l'W'Inlng back and .aid in broken Ent;lilh. "Appalachian dulc1aer! I play c.lawha-er banjO ! " I handed. hill IIY dulciMer ud he plaJed "Old Joe Clark" and

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Paul Kohler write. that. he will be t.eachillg a be&1nn1D& dulc.t.er cla .. 'loUt.ina ill JIl.fIULrY v.nder t.he aUlpice. of t.he Rlct.ond . V1.rpnu Dre~rt..nt. of Park. and Rect"Ht.ion. Inten.t.ed folltll can oontact. SUe Soverl at 285- lla16 art.er ):00 P. M. 'Woodcraft. Supply Corp . • I. long- t.1.e friend of t.he DULCIMER PIAmS NEWS , t.ella u. t.hat. t.he1r new eatal08 11 nov available . Thil 1allue 18 112 p&&e' and hal increued. . .phalli on project I Uppl1el. No,..lly their catalog COlt $1, but Woodcra.rt. Supply inforal UI tt.. .. they ¥ill be plH.ed to .end our readera • catalo& AT It:) CHARGE it they .nt.ion that. t.bey read I.bout. it in the DUlClMIR PlAmRS JEWS. TbIlt.'1 a "1'7 nte. offer for I. _1'7 floe cat.alos. Coatact : WCWJdcnt't. SuI'Pl7, 313 Monhale Avenue, Woburn, Ma... chu.et.... 01801. Early Nude Standi tin published ..

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!be von! 11 out. t .. t .ut.hor/perfo~r/ dulc.t.er builder Joellen t.pidul rill be part or an artiele in PIOPlZ ....dna - probabl¥ in lat.e JIouwbar or Dec:e.ber. 1978. Round

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'!'hese pbof.otP'apbl are of • dulcu.er buUt by Bill Docherty in Aultrau... It 11 • beI!Iutit'Ul inltru.ent and the varu..nlhip rlnkl vith that of a Renailla.nce _Iter eraftl_n . Deligned for tinserltyle play1.."18, it. Mol I 1. 3/8" ebony tingerboard and h exce~ tionall.,y relp:maive to • ll&1lt. touch. The body 1a 32" long, 8- lIlde and 2 lIb,· deep, ll.1ghtlT larger than nu.ge, and vith tho! light bne1n6 and poUsbed interior produces a 10velT round t.one, vith perfect belance between ball and treble t.hroughout the seale. !be woodl were spee1.a.l..l,y selected for their appel.l'1U1ce and t.ooI.l quaUtiel. The top II tine sra1.ned Ipruce, of a light &tiber colour, inlaid with a pattern of veneerl 011 vb1eh t.be _~ fingerboard s"-ft, vit.h _rquet.ry edsin6 and a centnl pearl inlay Uel . The head 1a 1.110 -bosany but. faced vit.h ebony on vhi ch 1a earved t.he head of a Medieval king _ ooap1et.e vith beud and. rive pointed. aown - vhile the ebony tuning pegl are finilhed vith ivory tips . In41an rolevood val llIIed for t.he aidu and beck, vhich alao b.. veneer 1nl.ay1 at either end and a .arqraa in t.he e1dd1e. The brid&e and aacil1U are ivory, vith lca1.loped. carved tops, and the -ho8&n¥ tailpiece bal violio fine tuners. When DOt bei", played, vhi ch 1a DOt orten, the dulcu.er liel in a lhaped _hopny Cllle , !Nede trhmecl vith a leeond inlaid IWJnogra.. on t.he top. The inlide 18 plush lined vith green velvet, lhaped to t.he dulciaer, and Mol a 1. . 11 COIIpa.rt8ent. tor It.r1n&1 and p1eetruu, etc.

Bill Docherty b. . been _king dlllcu.erl in ... 11 numbers for the put t.en yearl . They are, rightlT. h1gb.ly aoueht atter and no tvo an exact.lT aUke. A letter to him at 306 Monbulk Road, Upwey, Victoru., AUltraH.a vill brine; clet.aUI . Roger lIicbolaon 3b, Victor1.a Court 1U.r18lbrid&e Avenue london, V3 BJIIOlAJCI)

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1' .. looUns tor help ..nt.h an old IMt.ru.nt that. hal been given to _ . I ' . to14 it. 11 a concert "ither. It hal tva Inund holel and I. divided aound box - 16 or the It ringS are grouped and t.uned in chord I (D,F,O and C). The other 16 st.rin&1 a re tuned in t.he key or C, sealed alt.ernatelT on dch aide .

The not.e. ror tun1n8 t.he Itrings were print.ed on the iutnment and we have been able to Itr1..n& i t .nd tune it. But I vauld Uke infoZWltion i t poaa1ble on hov it lhould be played and haW i t 1a held . An:! 1n!'or1lllltion vould be I.pprec1.at.ed.

Mrs . Ilwood Bee.ch It.07 KenD lane Oreenerllli, TeMellee

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It vaa with deepest regret that I learned th1l SUDlDer o f the de&th of JilllllY Cooper, the great SootUsh ha.aDer dul.ciller player, on June 24th of thil year . Sadie Cooper, JiD!y ' s widow, wrote to me s ayine that "He was ill tor quite a while, but he was a great pretender and tried to hide it t"roaI me •.. hia chest va ll bad and we didn ' t get anywhere las t year IllUch at all". Jim:I!y va s from the town of Coatbridge , near Glasgow, but retired vith Sadie in Dorlet , in the soutlnrelt at England. He tirst started playing the dulcimer in hia teeDS:

"I vas thrown in a t the deep end; i t vas over 50 years ago, ve all le&rnt troa another. Arter the t'irst var there vas no jobl and no do le (ve lfar e), 80 we took up bUlld.ng (str eet. IllUsic ). It. vas illegal on t.he ..un st.reet , but not in the baek rows : one day ve got ehased ott, we vere playing outlide the pollce ltattOD ... another time I val sit.ting outside a big tel'l8.lllent block with IQ' _te , a WOIIIIlD vent to throw us s~ IIIODeY and ahe knocked a tl.ower pot down on -.y eate ' s hear - I ' ll not target the.t ~" ODe

And there 'll be little torgetting Jimmy Cooper , e i t.her. His exuberant perlonality and impeccable 1II,Isicianllhip took the Brithh folk scene by sto rm, born witnellS to be a triullphant appearance at the Royal Albert Hail in 1976 . Hia albulll, ~Y COOPER, DULClMER PlAYER, va s dubbed the "d.et"initive hallllller dulcimer record" by MELODY MAKER magat.ine. But for me and the .ul,Y others who got. to know JimQy peraonally and played IllUsic with hta t'l"OIII t1llle to t1llle, it is an even IIIOre glorious lIIe1110ry and 1egacy he leaves behind. His IllUdc bad a spirit and breadth t.hat. was not.hing short at contagious . He loved to teach what he knev and vas patient, but. exacting . His style on tbe dulcimer was as unique all vas hil repetoire (see DPN SUDlDer 1978 - Vol. 4, No . 3 - tor lIlY thoughtl on hill playing) and he opened up for generations ot dulcimer enthuliasts t.o COlD!! a whole DeW apectrwa of DIsic for the instrl1lllent. Surely no one has known the total COIIIIIIIlnd. of the inatrument that Ju.,y exhibited. So, the old dulcimer nav lies s ilent.. But Jimmy Cooper's allie, thankfully, 11 preacrved for us all to enjoy tor IIIBny years to «Jme. His first slbum 11 J1HoIY COOP!R , DULCIMER PLAmR (spoot Recordll rrs 3(09) . lie appears on the latest Boys at the tough albwa, GOOD FRIll'IDS • .• GOOD MUSIC (Philo 1(51). He also 11 featured on an Ashley Hutchings production entiUed KICKING UP THE SAWDUST. Sadie Cooper told !Ill! in a letter that he had a new albulll released IIhortly after he died , but I think it 1II&Y haVl! been the Hutc:hingl recording. Each example at JiaIDy ' s dulc1aler playing 11 l ure to thrill any music lover and tnspin: any avid hanserer, al:! it did (and Itill doea) IDe. But. m::t thoughtll were best exprelled by FIlu1 Van Arsdale, the great halrmer dulcimer player troa Buffalo, upon learning of J~ ' a passing: POh. no! ..• hc reall1 vas the greatest of all ... "

John McCutcheon ,,,,,,, 1

Dungannon, Virginia

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.!)eu MadtUe : I nnt to lhare with you and DPW readerl some ot .y tbclu&btl on Roger lfiehollOD ' 1 recent American tour, or rather the part of the tcNr I _I able to oblerve . I heard Roser and hll partner Jake Walton at the 7th anoual Elateddtod at Southeastern Mallla ~huletts University in North Dartmouth, Septe~r 22nd _ 24th. 'Ibe Eisteddfod 11 one of thole teltivala vhl~h 10 ita lCOpe la almo.t. apoaaible to de.c:ribe: do~en. of wrkahopa - Ulually five or six soin& on aU at on~e, hund.redl of perfol'Rr., tbouaand,s of peopla in an audience scattered onr hall a campul, D.lai~ of all varietll!ll - BaUan to Cel.ti~. bluegra.. to bluel and lota !lOre in bet.veen. Into this exe1tlna weekend. ea.e Roger and Jake with the dul~1IIer aDd hurdy- SUrd3 and. the.1.r .arveloul IDUli~ . I .1St conte.. to a ~ert:a..1n prejudice and anticipation. Over a yeal' and a halt ago I luggelted to Reger and Jake t.hat they Ihoul4 conl1d.er an A.eric::an tour if at aU polalbla. Well, af't.er a lot of talse It&rtS and. hopes raised, it tlnall.y happened and. the tilteddfod folk. wre lu~ indeed. Three _Jor workahope and. a tonal Saturday evenina .t&ge con~ert vere Roger and Jakel ' s portion ot the festivities and. aU I eao lay 11 they 짜ere great. They span a IllUlI1cal heritage fro. Medieval and Renaillll.nce dance ao4 lute pieces to traditional British, Scottish and Irish dance tunes, pipe tunel, harp tunel Ind enm vocall. Both dule1.-r and hurdy-gurd,y were in evidence, partiCll.ll4rl,y at the wrklhopi on ~omparative dul~1mer Ityles , fiddle tunes for other instrumentl and Elizabethan muai~ for dul~ 1mer and other instrumentl . Other fine dul~1mer players vere prelent at the Eilteddfod allo, in~luding Lorraine Lee, Mary Faith Rhodel, Margaret MacArthur and leo Kretzner. I sincerely hope that !lIMY dul~1mer enthusiasta had the opportunity to lee Roger and Jake 'OIIIewhere durina their American tour - somewhere between Bolton and Norfolk:. It you .ilsed hearin& them in person, sorry folks . You mil.ed a good one .

Robert Rodriquez 36'+1 Broadway Apt 7C Hev lark, Jew lark 10031

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JAKE WALTON and ROGER NICHOLSON

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1 ' 4 Uke t.o ad4 . , thoughu to Bob ' l. My perlonal int.roduction to Rose r and Jake va. at the Old Doa1nlon 'e.ti.....l in IIorfolk, Y1rg1nia. October 6th· 8th and . .in at the Red Fox in Bethelia, Marylan4 on October 9th. Bob ' . duc.riptlon of the Zht.ed4tod heLl. t.rue tor the Old Dta1n100 Putival.. It ' l a very nice event. I eapecially enJ0ye4 t.he a1n1 concert.a aDd wnrlLlbo~ . Sa.e of the ot.bu dulc:l_r toa. I M W an:! heard at. Old n..1nion, pertor.1ns and part of the audience, Lorraine Lee , John McCutcheon, Ouy CIlravan, Sue and AnIb' ltarda., Loll Hornboatel, Rick h'elalth, David YOWlI, Jane Jooea, hrr7 Leonine, Roll Irinc and Bill Garvey. Roger and Jalle. alone: vith Lorn.1ne Lee, pl.a:red * - 1M:redible . . . ic at t.he Bed Fox in a eet t.het. aee.ed ~ lbor t . tt.. Pox . . the lad perro:-.nce of a 2~ 3 _It tou..r whi ch included • lot. of t.ra ...l tor . .r and Ju. aJ.oae: vith Rick and Lorraine Lee . The 1'0.. wa. NJ.l.ed with Wash1ncton ar_ 4u.lcaer playerl who continually voiced t.heir approval of t.he tine _dc t.he)< W!re beuin&. I expect.ed to NDel Roser aDd Jake receptive aDel Mger to tall anct abare with all of ua int..erelted in t.he clulc_r and I walC't. dlaappointed.. I allO thol"ClU&hlY aDjo)'M Jake ' l !U14ed. tour of t.he burd.y~ IU~ whi ch I t.pponed on and I lOYed hearina Jalla W.lton dne. Hil voice 11 sentle ano1 be6ut.if'lll.

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Du.r1n& tba next fw .antbl (the next. fev _1r.I in 10M inllanCel) look tor sc.e new clul.cae r bookl Ind ~OONI which lhou.,ld be a'l1ltlable . r..tvin Rot.h hal I book/reCOrd .ount.&in dulcs..er iJlltructional pae1r.a8e coe1ng out. on t.he Folkwayl 14bd. IDrraine Iee ' l loll8.await.ed. albUII tor Tr oubadour lhould be IVlI.i14ble t.hh Spr1ne;. Po.. ib11 by t.he t._ you r Md t.bll, two dulc.1.-r al.bUlls will be r v..aecl by June Appal: !HI FIRST or At.mI(J vi th Malcoa Dal&llah and C~y Larsen anct VRYSl'RAW ~ PR(J4 EAImI 1'0 HlAVIlf vit.h John McCutcheon. To. Bledaoe and Rich K1.rby . A little tarther 111 t.he future, pollib11 levera! .anthl, is a collect i o n ot o ve r 30 traditional Irilh flddle tunel , airl, he.rll:o.poalt.1on1 and balladl ar~ for f'ret.t.ed dulcaer by ~1I Hornbostel.

rou: MUSIC MAGAZIlm I Hut. ..v t.h1l .... z:1ne in lanu.1 City, Millour1 Ind abort!)' aft.er Nt. Steve )[elley. the edit.or/publhher. Thf' s.:ptellber, 1978 ll1u" h Yol.... 1 , "u.ber 1 and the .pdna pro"hel to be a w1uable contrlbution to the world of folk _alc. Til - the dulc~r 11 well ~presented with t.he Culc1..ert" sect.ion written by BI;>aQ1.e Carol. DIllct..en w1ll be • part or _ch h.ue as are c:olu.oa on the> banJo, dobro , fiddle Ind pitar, Lnt.ervieYl and other 600cl t.h1ne:I. One 'fer'S nice fea.tu~ ot rout MUSIC MA~m 11 the lOUnc!Ih«t for III t.he tunes writ ten out in varioul articlel . rou: MUSIC 11 published bi--:Itlt.hl,y. The IUbscription rate 11 '10 per y"r tor 6 illuel . To l ublcri be , dbl toll tree (800) 526-6050 !':xL. 375 Tbe Idl1nll 11 FOut tUUC MACAZIX! , 6730 Bait McDowell 1117. Soott_ale. Arbona 852")7 . Betty 8t.uedle in tentucq hal done I ct.na1.ne; sketch ot a hlcaer bulU by ber bulblnd Doc tor Sally Cleerse of Louisville . The lketch 11 on be1f;e notepaper ~ tive notes Ind five envelopel to a pac'/i.a&e for $1.5(>. lou can order ~ of this lovely notepaper rro. Betty Stuedle , 208 Ash Ayenue, ~e Valley. Kentucky 40056 .

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Thill 11 a big book - 228 pages bia . It'. a COIIlprehensive book to!' dul.c~!' plAyers of' every level - beginner to advanced . The contents list takes tvo pagel, and even a caaual glance 1.& entlcll'18 . It. BIIIIlU 88.111pl.1ng ot the oftet'ine:s include reading dulc1llel' tabl.atuTe, parallel chorda, tingeri.ng, ja:u tuning, halI:aIerill8- on and PIlling-oft, hanDonic8, bending note!!, charl81ng 8trin,gI, udng chord chartll, buy1118 dulc1lllen and IIIlch, IfIUch IIIOre. As 8 bonus, ),ou alao reeeive two recorda to help you play the IIIIlny tunes round in th1a IIIC)st intereat1l18 book. Addreas tor Joellen lApidU8 h &'x 5601, Santa Monica, C&lirorna 90405 DULCIMER SONGBAG

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"There ain ' t DO DOtes on a dulc)'lllClre, you je8' pla)' it" (Joe Cl.Iu'k, 1892) . 1bere ain ' t DO notes in thh book tor dulcimer beginners either. Dorothy p.1t thll book together aner hav1ne taught aevuallDOUntain dulcimer callies . She found that atudente orten have rhythlll probleu t.hat. existing tablat~s and III.1Iica..l DOtatlon can't solve. Her book approaches this situation with several solutions - and provides well-known tunes ("Red River Valley", "ltwabayah", "I Never Will Marry") aa well as SOllle lesser- known ones ("Jtanslls Boys", "Black is the Color", "Henry Martin"). A COIIIl*nion book, DUICD!ER SONGBAG FOR CHRIS'IMAS, is alao available. Ac1dren for Dorothy May 11 7324 Canterbury, Prairie Village, Kans.s 66208 A ~ DULCIMER R!UlUON

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Jay Round, Cathy Barton, Ron Penix Take II Proc1uctions

A H.NMIR DULCOOR UUlfION is an exciting venture by three f'1ne dulc1lller players. Jay Rouod is an expert. Blsic1an from Michigan who baa delighted. audiences throughout the oountry. Cathy Barton, a resident of Colu.bia, Missouri, has now 1"u1I'ilhd the visbes of -.ny people who have heard her perto,..: a permanent coll.ection or her fine ..."sic. Ron Penix, a t.ea(:her of guitar, .utobarp, .:JUntain and na-red. dulc1.aiers and banjo, hal contributed. to the Sldeal lire of the Balt1lDore- Washington area. The c~ or the albl18l lies in the up-front haUller dulc1lDer and: the contemporary tY1st.a to t.raditlolJ8l Aaaericao IllUd c . Tune. include "Blackberry BloBlom", "Cueltoo's Nest". "Black Mountain Rag" and "Cold Pro.ty Morn". Ad.dreaa for Take II Productions is 143 lI:tkell'lXl<i Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 PRAIRIE WIUlFIOaRS ARTIS'rS: Harvey Prinz, Lilah Gillett mAIRll: WIUlFLCMalS is an albWll of I:IalIIaIered. dulcilDer duets as Lilah Gillett and: Harvey PriM play the. in concert. I t is 10 na.ed. because hUaered. dulchler IllUsic on the prairie is very IllUch l.U.e rlld flovers . It you 1ee.ve the veil-traveled potha , you ' ll fincl beautiful rlld fl.over. ad.orn the prairie. It you search the out of the way pla.ees, you ' ll di'cover ~ud. dulciaer alsic has been played for over 100 fears on the prairie. Most dulc1lDe r folks play 11010 or with otber inJItrl.llllents. Pew teaa up vith aDOt.her pla.yer tor duets. Lilah and Harvey have been experUrentlng with d.uet. dulc1lle r playil18 since the Spr1D6 of As they bave played their ~aic around the prsirie, I118ny have enjoyed. the happy tunes and. distinct1ve " sweet lOng" that is the dulclJller . Prair1e rll,1!IQwers 1.nd.eed.! '1'unee include nWhen It. ' s Springtime in the Rockies n , "Margaret's Waltz", "Green n Corn ancl "Bonal*rte ' s Retreatn . Addre.s tor Lilah Gillett is 6709 Godd.a.rd, Overland. Park, Kansas 66212

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THE FIRST FE'tl WORDS ARTIST: Kevin Roth LABEL: I'Olkvayl FS- 3560

'nih h levin ' . fourth Folkway. alb".. and folka \I'M enjoy Kevin ' . outstanding dule!.er plaTing: and s1ng1ng tr1.ll be plnaed to knov that. i t 1a available. ICevin write. &1ch of tbe _de be pertonllS and 'mil PIRST fEW WORDS bas lIeveral of hh 0Im SOng8. the. are "Gene ' l Song". "The Fourth Floor". "OulcU:ler RaS" and "Angel Voice". Traditional tune. include "Ricketta HornpIpe" and "Swallowtail Jig". AddrelllS tor Kevin Roth is RD I ,

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'n!.11 recent releue by Fred Heyer is bound to enU ce follt. Int.erellted In conteapor1U'Y .ountain dulCUler IUdc. ~ of the tunes (nloe tunes) were written by Fl'ed. A fev are traditional, but by and large the lIIUdc CCIIIea (rOIl! the wrlt1ng1 ot !luch &1aiclana . . JOM Denver, J\l.Ill S~n and. Cat Stevena. Fred play. the 6 and 12 atring guitar and tbese 1nAtrumentl &re a.la:o part of the albUII. The lel.ect.lonl (au inatrumenta.l.) 1nelude "Mr. BoJanglea". "Moonlhac1ov". "Count~ Roads". "Danny' , Sona" and. "Michelle". AclI1reI' tor Mldyut Coast Records 111 P. O. Box 54, Clear Creek, In4l&na 47426 STRAIGIlr F1..1RRO;IS IN tna:V'EN GROUND Sue Kardos, Andy Kardol, Ann Ragan LABEL: Koehandle 001

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S'l'RA1ORl' PURROtiS IN UNEVEN GROUND 11 a s. .pler of Southern Appalachian 1IIOW\te.in .wic luna and played Yith fiddle, banjo, autotarp, t..Iered. clulc_r and .wntain dulc1J.er. It ' ll. deL1ghtfUl &lbu. presenting luch tune. al nOld. Molly Hare~, "Ch1nquap1n~, "Lalt 014 DollAr", "storaa are on the Ocean" and "Don ' t You Hear Jeruaa.l_ Mourn". Delcripthe notel about the IMlllic are enclosed . Sue and Andy Kardo. live in S-.nnanoe., North CIu'ol1na. They build duJ.c.t.erl ancl other instrwle.ntl. Andy 11 m.terian for the Blue R1ge ParkYay and. says he llu a great deal (don ' t believe ht.). Ann Ragan 111 a waver and. potter yhe Uvea in To,""erui, Tenneuee. She hal worked a. a demcmstrator ot domeltic mountain lite at Oaclel Cove in Smokey Mountaina National Park for five S~rl. Addrell tor Sue and Andy Karcloel 11 Route I, Box 981, Svannanoo, North carolina 28778. AU of these ney boou and. re cord. c:an be p,lrchaled rro. the individual author.jart1lltl, your local folit lMlaic .tore or trOll the OOLC])(!R PlAYERS HEWS book and record lilt .

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Rick Pogel of Che.upee.ke, Virginia baa Yritten a IDOst 1nterelt1ng book on PHYSICS, MUSIC 'lHIORl AND 'l'H! fWO(!R!D DULCIMU . We learned ot it ju.t before going to pren, so i t "".n ' t included in the WHAT ' S NEW lection. But it il indeed new (it yill. be available in February) and YOrthy of mention. If you ' re interested , contact Rick Fogel at 2705 Weat HeedOY, Chelapeake, Virginia 23321 (COlt 11 $2 . 50, po.tage pa1d) or see the OPN book and record list .

Dear Maddie: The second. Great AJleric:an Dulc1aer Convention held at the Pine Mountain State Park, Pinevil..l.e, ItentucQ, va. 1.oc1ee4 a weekend to be remembered. The perk 11 such a beautiful place; the IIOUDtainS echoed the lovely sounds of the IIIIlny dllle_rs there. 'ftIe convention ""a very well organized . Many cratt __ n d1lplayed. their Yarf:l . 001c1le~ bu1l4ers were bUly lelling their beautirul handmade i nltrumentl . Dulet.er lellonl were offered in the afiernoon. The evening concerti on Friday and Saturday vere excellent. The performers were : Dick and Anne Albin, John McCutcheon, Jean RUchie, !lomer Ledrord, Warren May. Raney Johnson, Blake Ba~ke~, and larkin and David Bryant . Oulc1lller lovers lhould plan to attend this s 'r est convention next year. It rill be held the last YeekeDd in Septelllber. Susie ~terll'!n, Vice Prelident Louisv1lle Oulc1lller Society 7214 Blazier Court Louilville, Kentueky 40226

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ON'iciall1 it v. . bill*" . . the 7tb Rational P'lat- P1c!t1nc Cbupion.bip, Yolk Art. and Craft, Yeltiva1, but in reality it val a CDPwention of acoultic aulieianl, Batbered together It the Winfield, kn.la, h..1.rgrowJCl;l, September 15th - 17th , 1978, for three .:!oyou. deJ. of -k1n& -.aic . With 21 .cbeduled act., dx conteat. otfe.r1n&: ere than *U,OOO 1n prizu for the vtnnera, .1.6 worklbopa aDel III the .-r1t1ni lot and CUlp ground. '."!oM, ther. va. ~th1nc soinc on tor everyone. Winfield hal beOOlll!! the flat-piekina ~pi ­ tal of the COWltry. With the Idded e.phI..iI on both type. of dulc1ller the ~.t two yean, it -.y well beOOlll!! the _jor dulc1.er event. .. well. Coote.t. a.re the backbone of a Wllnut Veller 'e.tival and thil ye.r conte.tantl c:a.e rn- 23 .tate. and C.nada . 1'irteen conte.tanta entered the IlAtlonlll Mountain Dulc1ller Champion.hip rlth Randy \lllkin.on, Garden Grove . Cal1tornia finally being named the rlnner. Randy choae an inatruaent pre~red by Lynn McSpadden at the Oulciller Shoppe ot Mt . Viev, Mun.a •. Bonnie Carol ot Boulder, Colorado , a fine dulcimer .. or placed lecond Ind chole a dulcimer _de by Keith Young of Annandale . V1.rs1nia. Rcdscr Harrh, & d\ll<:~r bull.der rrc. OkJ..ahod. City, Oklaoo., placed 3I'd aDd Wli awarded. dulc1ller -.de by Mark Bb1r of Alexandria. Virginia. Thirteen conte.tant. co.peted in the Rationa HaaDered Du.lcUer Chulpion.h1p vbich va. von by Sam Her~nn of Pav .f\I,v, Welt Virginia. She choae a ~red dulcUer _de by Dr. Harvey Prinz ot Overland Park, Xen.. a la ber prize. Second and third place vin.neTi vare Ge.ry and JU.. Becker of Reed. Spr-ina, Hillour1. Gr.g chcMe a Ft:tll Ma.on bu1lt in.trullent and hi. vife lUll lwarded an in.at~nt _de ~.ft ......... by Here, Inc ., ot Minneapolb, M1l1.'M!'ot.a .

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MOUH"rAIlf DULCIMER RECORDS

S'I'RAWBERRY FAIR

Madeline Madfe1l

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Following 1s the Lablaturtl for ''Minuet'' by J . 5 . Bach , adapted rTOOI an arrange1llCllt for ca"leal guitar. It' • • rr&ll6ed tor. four course dule.r with the extra fret. running dl. t.he '!lay acro .. t.he In.t.I"I.I_nt. ' . fingerboard. Tune t.he dulCUier C Gee (Do Sol Do Do). The _toe r 11 3fo . Man krona 11) - ~r On 143 Idlebrook lane ro - PUll orr Matall&.D, !fev JereeJ ~7 BL - SUde

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SchHli"B I'ft .pent IIIlllJ' • sooJ ~n\. wit.h Jean anJ LH Schlll.1na. We ' ve talked, ...a • told. l t4rl •• and. &enenll7 enjoy.J t.he .ute t.hat. haa broust.t III toget.h-!T . . t'rl~nclf . The 8c:b1111rc.s are do1rsc 1n~ruUrll U1inp V'Orth .baril'll with DPII reader. lIbo p)ulb17 M~ DOt )'t!t hid t.be opport.unity to ~t t.hetII.

Their boDe 1. in • beautitu~ area - the Great s.okey Mountain. of East. Tenne ••ee 1n t.he tovn ot Colby . A d\l.let.er enthudut. vidt1ns eosb, vould not want to 111 .. Jean " 0\11c!.er Shop and it. enticing merchand! •• relet i na to dulc~r •• folk ~. l c 1n seneral and !IOUnt,1n Cl'aft...

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An Interelttns clUb up • • t.eep hill bebind the Schi....J.1nc · • •bop and br8eo I_d. t.o the Yt"Jrk.hopjpertorwizlc/plber1nl a.rea ot the Foli.lite Center of the Saokiu Vhlcb bepn I, I ir~ tor the Seb.111lnp 1M new 1.a • V1;Irkinc ree.Uty. nw yearly Dulct.r Gat.her!na. are held here .. an activit.y of the Center . PriaU" CUlp1.a& lite. a.re tueQd int.o the ¥OOCI. and .aie can be hHrd drlrt.1n& through the treu at al.-:t.t. any bour al teat-1vlll friend. old aDd DeW .bare t.une. and Jlh¥lng .t-ylu . The.tap vaa buUt b)' -.rQ' banda aeftAl. )'Mra .., and doea not haft apot. llchtl or aieropbonea . Interut1n&J.)', ailtu are DOt. needed. or du1.red by .o1t. tolU playina on at.aae . At the dulcJaer pther1nca I<*e love4 . quiet. _1odiea vere pla)'eC1 at. t.he Clvenina ~rto~cel - Jet. folli:a dt.tina on t.he ground rar away tro. t.he ltage oould hear . The OUl.ct.er Gatherina each J une il by no meanl t.he only act.ivi t.y at the Polklifa Cent.e r of t.he SIDoll.1u. There ue IILIde and cral"t.1 ptherinal annually and wor ltlhop/I. .1narl for people atwty!nc ac.e llpeCt. of the Southern Appelaeb1an heritage . (For In1'o~tion on what. t:..ppera eaeb )'e&l' or tor -.beuhip application , write to the Poll.L1te Ceoter at. P. O. Box 8. Colb),. Tenne..ee 37722). AI tbe center ,"",I , it. vU.l be a "--.reh ana for collectina and pnaerrlns Appe..lacbian cult.ure . 8cbolarahipa 10 cranl a.nd .1.8 1c an an iaportant. llpeet of the center, enabling denn1n& Itudent.1 an opport.unlt.)' tor

vovth . Tb& 'olltli te Center 18 an ~inat.1Ye , aabiUoua project a.nd J ...n and Lee are .enaIt.1Ye , &irill£ ~ple . Lee vaa born io Kentucq and gre w up in Welt Virginia. Beton .rr),ing J"n , tie l pent ei&ht. y_rl II a phydcllt wi t.h M SA . 11011' bil dayl ar e f1.ll.ed with wood and .rble sculpt.ur1.na, du l cime r bu lld1n& . .. dc playine and ltor ), t ell1nc . (Have you ever hea.rd t he one about. Lee ' l l ittle bro t he r and t he pia!) He also llpearheadll the dulcime r llhop, a PJ.blllhIna: CClalpall¥ and a record COIIIpan,y.

JMn •• delceodant of Seott.18h ntt.Un in the CoIb)' arH, . a born IlDd A18e4 in ta.t Tenne .... ' . s.ou)' Mountainl. Her inlt.~nLl are tbe dulct.e.r and the aut.obarp. He r ,entlene" . ~ and t..or Ipr1n& forth .1 .he btl' . . dc with aud14nce. large ao4 neU. Jean' . art btl")' 18 abo refiected in bel' dravinl. - pen and ink Iutehe. of k>Unt.aln Icenel and nat.ive birdl, and -.rve1oully det.alled paintingll of bUda on wood.

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POl' e16ht. yeara Lee and JHn bave lerftCl .1 VoluntH:n in Par"1 (VIPs) for the lIat,iona1 r.r .. Service preaent1nc int.erpre\.ift berl-t.age procnu . Their prosra- va. the fir lt incorporating local fon.. in int.erpretation. Now par... all over t.he count.ry are dolng llaila r prograa. at.trectins ouch vill i tor int.e r elt. - ao.et.t.e. even outahininc the bea r a : It you I re in the Swokey M"unt.aIn. arel, you should vb l t Jeln ' a Oulc1JDer Shop and t.he FolUife Center. Stop on the foot. bridee le«dInc to the .hop and lilten to Cr y1nc Cr eek. TaU with the Schilling., for the,. are OpeD and lbarine . And don ' t tor,et t..o .cretch PuPPJ behW the Tea, he ' , I cloa, but be ' , at I_at U·.ree t!ael btaer than blr na.e t.pl1ea.

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Dear Maddie: We yere very interested to read Keith Young ' s reviey in the Autumn, 1978 DPN or the 43rd Old Fiddlers C<lnvention at Galax, Virginia. In it, he gives a li st of the dulcimer contest winners and mentions that Shar on Shelbourne frOlll Colonial Heights , Virginia had placed by playing a song called ''Mountain Sky". I u wonde ring if this is the same "Mountain Sky" I ,"ote and recorded in IllY album OLD TRADITIONS several years ago. (Ed. Note: YeS, it i s.) If so , it ' s not only a very flattering compliment that someone is hearing and playing lIlY music, but a great thrill that it has been used yith some success in a contest . I feel any composer would feel the same, to find compositions getting some public acceptance . .u the "Mountain Sky" Sharon Shelbourne played h, indeed, my song, I'd like to express my gratitude and thanks to her for using it. In case some of your readers ~ght be interest.ed, here is s copy of "Mountain Sky" for you to share . Jean SchiUing P.O. Box 8 Cosby, Tennessee

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Dear DPB Readers: Ito one bIls to t.ell you. that dulciBler ddes, backs and tapa peed to be thin • around 1/8". Getting soild wood tbat t.h1ckne .. ia a real problem for the builder wbo bu l..1a1ted access to tooU . U ),OU can use a band sail, :you II1II)' sUce or r e · eaw to the desired tll1ckne .. by u s 1Dg • little trick someone ~Sled aloll8 to IDe awh i le back . Clamp a nell block ot wood along side the band eaw blade. U.e the block as .. guide . Also, 1t)'Oll point the block ot wood (.ee dU.gru) you can make a nice pivot point. t.hat "ill allow you to correct tor any W1ltIdering band sa" cut . T'hia vo r ks better than ullna a band law rip fence since the rip ten ce u.ually w1ll not allow you to awing the stock left or right to corre ct t o r any vancler1.ng .

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Do you know where we could buy t.be CHRISTIAN IiARN:)ffY KnCf BOOl{t We just. returned rro. the Pine Mounta1n Dul.c1ller Festival 1n Pioeville. Keratucky where we heard sa. lovell'" old hymna sWl8 hom this book . lArkin Br)'1LDt 95 North Eve:rgreen Memphis . TN 38101+

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rut becoming one of the IIIOlIt popul.ar inatru.ent. in the f"olk . . de: wOrld.

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They are round everywhere - f r Oil large urban ~nterl and college c.a.p.lsel to __ l i rvral ~ltle. and even s.aller front porche â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ It I, quite noticeable that women are II most

1aportant. part of this grt;7WinB dille_/, pbeIt ' . hard to lJay exactly hov _ny ~n duleu.er pla)"en there Ilre, but it 11 .. cert.lllnt.y "haL there are IIIOre t.han, ".y, wumen exponent.s of the Hort.humbrlan slIlil pipe. or l1OIIIenon .

m r dy- gurdy. One need only glance over II pertisl list of WODen players to see II pol i t.lve and dive r l. t r end: Jean Ritchie, Lorr aine Lee , MlLrgaret MacArt.hur, Joa.o Sprun,g, Carol1ne Paton , Holly Tannen , Sude Rothf1eld and 80 for th.

MIln,y folk IDUde groupe are beginning to incorporate the dule1lDer . . an integral Port of their DJdcal repertoire. be the group atr1ngband oriented or otherwise . By and large. most of the dulc1aer players in these ~PI are rEMle. Exaillplel include Karsnna Onton with

the california-based Arkansaa Sheiks, ltatharine Roth with the Fennaylvania- baaed West Ortanna Spring Band, ~en S~ with the Wa.hington, D. C. based Ancient Or phic Mystery Band, Jan Goaler with the Hartford, Connecticut-baled Portable folk Feat1va~ and. Debby Da~ton with the Burlington, Ver.ont.- baaed group Colcannon . There are ma~ oontrasts and oo.pariaOPS - fro. the bard-driv1ng styles used by Kat. harine Roth on a !entucky play-party song to the ballad-like settings por trayed by Caroline Paton or Joan Sprung to t.he somett.s jau- like or old- tlay effects given bJ i':aranna Draton in that style ot tolk a.laic wbich has beCOlle .y1IboUc of the grov1ng Velt Coalt a.lsical uniqueneu. I ' ve had the good. fortune to hear .,st, if not all, ot theae group!i and can attest to the remarkable skill aDd. variety of the dulcimer players . Many of t.hem have albUIUI , and it ia i ntereatin8 to find that the dulc1mer ia an integral part o~ the ~aic rather than drowned out by the louder and otten more noticeab~e inltrumentl.

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80117 Tannen, left., and JHn RUehle, right., In a 4ule.r worklhop at San Diego Folk P'eltl"-l 1973

I ~to1me. wonder Just. how tar t.his _,'velwl 11~t.rument can Ill" - too whato lillliu it. co.n be PUlhotd in an errort to find new .oureel of .udell variety. Wlltochlna lomeone ille Jan Dealer tU.bly JIlt. fort.b a.n eLahtHnt.h- c:ent.ury !rilh harp tolU"lo! too to~ ~t ac~

,...,u-nt of re(!Order 11 a~at like -aie it.sell". To bear ltaren as.. and Debby Dalton Plt.l tine dulc.r aCCOIIptnt.enti too Britilh drinking 1I0ngl, Scot.t.ilh love 1IOf\i1 and lrllb pipe toWleI _atel one vant to lit down and tlate Ie Ilona all over apln . To hear the dlllc.r lI.ed in old - to1ae Itorl", band â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ one .bould U.un to ltannna Draton of the Arbn... Sheikl playins IUch tunel a. "Cold Rain and Snow", "Brother Iphu." and "Cluck Old Hen". Dulc.n are everywhere and ~n are In the troDt rankll or tobelr pre.entation Ind ~t.lon. There are dirferento .tylel, different varlet.le. or .u.lc and dirferento ~ .yoked by tohe ditrerent dule!.er use. and _ n have enhanced the instru.ento vit.h thelr effort. and luccellel .

Dear ....ddie: I vanted. to toe.l.l )'"OU about a gatoDenna held in Shelburne, Verwonto durina et.rly Septe_bu. JUr"1 Rockwell aDd N&ry Ann Suuell of Burlington, VelW)nt orpnbed a DULCIMER PAIR

vb1cb val attended by 50 or 10 dur1na; a day long aerin of voruhope and by 100 or alr. dllrine an e..-en1nt; concert featurina Dorotb7 Carter and, to a lel ...r devee. B111 B1~_ and II;JHlt. The ... wal a blt of "Co.by" there and .uch ahar1n& or the love of OW' 1nat.ru_ . .nt. I thought DPII readers ought to know that Venont., t..oo, bal U. own nucleUI of 4ule1aer enthualllltl . I thlnk t.his "Falr" will be an annUlil event on which Jerry, Mary Ann and I v1ll contoinue to tlXJ:and. Dick '!'racy

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Overheard at the Jt1ndre<l Gathering held. in t.be woodl pf Oreson durin&: August. , 1978: "1be IU.~ a.t.her1n& ".1 lT... t - lorta like a cU.atonic JIlaPItart." (Reel Keu..n) -!be dulc1.r 11 the t..burger of the .ul1cal inIItru..nt world . 11. ' 1 about.. t.._ for toke gol4eD archei to SO up for the dulct.er. - (Michael Rug:)

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1{orpeth rolloving 11 one wy to aern and play the del1ghttul Englhh country dance tune "'Morpeth Rant" OD the t....ered dulc1ller. The .haped note. tell you which dde of the treble bridge to play and the lettel'S R and L abo", the ltaft tell you ltblch t.a.er to ule while pl.ay1nl; the note.. Ir thb !!Ietbod 11 uurul to you, you m1&ht try lhapin&: note, in other vritten DIlle you want to pal' on the I:iaD:Dere4 dulcaer. "Morpeth Rant" 11 vr1tten 1n the key of D. The Mile of each note is vritten belO'o1'

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The following list co.prises all the D. P. N. back issues which are still available along Yltb a listing of t.he featured articles and t.unes or eacb iuue. We are running short on some or these so you ' d better pick up those you are int.erested in .s soon .s possible . Dulc1.Jller Players News Back Issues !!! lli.Q eacb post.paid.

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"Bach and ot titled intormative the . Two SOngi' tor dulc1lDer: RIvens" am "Black Jack Davy路. Haaller DulcJaer tunes: Irilh WasbeI"VOllln, Arkans .. Tl'aveler, Wearing ot t.he Green, and Fisher' s Hornpipe. VOLUME 1, NO. 7 (Rov- Dec 1975) Cover StOry: RQSer Nicholson . Articles: "The Unexplo red Loerian Mode " by Neal Hellman, "Appalachian Dulcimer Tun1n& Chart" by Lorraine Lee , "Kevin Roth Col~", "Soldier ' s Joy" article &. t.une by Roger Nicholson , "Basic Tlpe tor Beginning Dulct.er Players" by Holly Tannen, "Quick Tune Chart tor Various Four String Dulcimers" by Neal Hel1.man , "Swallowtail Jig" arr. Neal Hel1.man , Bonnie Carol Dulcimer Shop photos. For Hammer Dulcimer: "Hammered Notes" by David Taylor~ "ADerican 'olk InstrUlllents : The Homered Dulcimer (Part. 1) by Charln Faulkner Bryan , HuDered DulcJaer Into" by Ju. Gregory. VOIUm 2 , 110. 3 (S~r lij6) Cover: Phil &. Madeline MasOtt . Articles: "Tvo ringer St.yle Picking tor Dulct..er by )Cathy Reid, "An Int.en-1" vith Hovie Mitchell" by 1teT1.D Roth, " Calculating Fret. PlacelllOent " by B. O. Lowery, "More on Fret. Place-ent." by Ed Meyers, "The Doubleback" by Nick Engler, "Aeol1an Mode" by Eileen Rains . ~: "Southwind" article &. tab by Roger Nicholson, " Red - Haired Boy" tab by Boftie Holder , "Mood Piece /f2" article &. tab by Roger Nicholson , " Korobushka" t.ab by S1lDon Spaulding. For Hamaler Dulcilter : "~r DulC!imer Bass Strings " by Paul Oittord ,"Hlmmer Dulcimer Into" by Bryan Mumford, "Hammered Hotes " by David Taylor, "Hunting &. Taming the Native klaerican HamIroer Dulcimer" by Richard Hulan. YOUJ(E 2 , ffO . 4 (Fall 1976) Cover: Kate &. Dan Luke . Articles: "Chart to r Transpoaing *sic tor Dulct.er' by Bill SchlDitt, " Sblple Sbaped Dulc1eer Plans " Ed Myers , "An Interv1ev Ylt h Ray Melton" by Madeline Maelfell Malon, "More About Fret. Placellent." by Woody Badgett, "Fret. Plaoe-ent Feedback- by Slaon Spauldin8. "Fretting the Dulc1lDer路 b:y Olen BranhaJl, "TUning" by Bonnie Carol. Tunes : "A~1n" tab b:y Roser lUc.bollon, -The Old Man &. Tbe Old Woman" tab by Susie Rothtield, -The Wraggle-Tagsle ~iel " tab by Eileen Rainl & Diane Nobles, "Apple Seeds" tab b:y Chuck Biehl , "Drovs:y Maggie" &. "Soldier ' s Joy" tabs by Si.:)n Spo.ulding . VOLUME 3 , NO . 1 (Winter 1977) Cover: Eileen Rains. Articles: "Some Chromatic Thougbts trOlll Sweden" Ken Ry1ln, "The Mixolydian Mode " Eileen Rains, Eleetric Dulcimer, "unstrung: Aid 1'01' the Sick Inltrument" by R. C. Rohwer, ''More on Frets" Woody Padgett., "What. i s a Mode" Bonnie Carol, " Interviev vith Robert Mhe" by Maddie MAcHeil Mason , " Hotea trOll the Record Rack" by Bob Rodriquez, "3 EaIlY Rules tor Chordin8" by Keltb Young. '1'unes: SiU:y Bill, Scotland t.he Brave, E&aIonn An Chnuic , Fiddling Bagpipes, Golden Slippers , Three Kerr:y Reela, O' Rourke ' s Reel, Pla.rurty George Braba:.on. Alao a long letter rro. Doug Ecker on varioul .Spectl ot MaDDer Dulciller ... king &. play'ing . VOUJ(E 3 . NO. 2 ~Spr1ng 1977) Cover: Ruaaell rluharty. Articles: "Kov to Build a Soundboard Claap Robert Dixon, McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer IUt Review, " lanIonlca tor Dulcimer Playerl" b:y Harrh SlDart, "lUng Kenry" article and tab by Holly Tannen, Tunes: "Oreenaleevel Ge.lllard" tab by Roger Hicholaon ,"Flop..Eared Mule" tab by Lorraine Lee, ""-z1n& Grace" tab by Ron Penix . For Huaer Dulcbler: "Hammer !)Ulc1mer Hist.ory" by Fbil Mason, "J . E. Matheny: An !B.rly ~r DuIC!imer Pla:yer" b:y David Taylor, "H&mmer Dulcimer Info and Tune (Ault.ril!.n Melody) by Dor othy Carter . Art1c~es: Tvo great DIOde tinder ;-,,-_.- River nt), Mihb Collinl Huaer story , and "'1),)', ...n:y informative t.W bita scattered throughout this issue. Tunes: The Water 1s Wide, Hever Weather-Beat.en Sall, Planxty Irvin. Resources tor building :your own H&mmer Dulcimer.

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Article.: -How to Malt, a belinninl du1cta.r player. by Mae"U ....on, D1atoa.1c 'Do' Fretted Dolet.r- by Glerm Ilranhaa, -Shape Rolc. an4 tbe Du.lcta.r- bl Dorolh1 May. TuMa: The A,b Grore, Maraaret.'. Vutz, Old Moll¥ J1aMl', The Willow 6011&, Itc.e SV"t. ~, JiiiIe'iUen, Band or Supr. • J.

YOUl(l 4. ItO. J (Winter 1978) Covel': Bonnie Carol. Articl. . : -Rooh and Branche,- _ Me:led)' SOt.c, on ot.bcr Stringa , AtY1ew., "Tablat.u.,..: A IIHd fOr 8ta~iu.tlon" by Chrll White &ad BarM.N TNu:, "Iot.•• t.be a..-r Du.lc18er Record Rack- bJ Bob Iodriqu.ea and .u.ch IaOn Wo. ~: Joell.en (by Bonni. Care1), Wind '!'hat. Shake. t.he Barley. PrettI Saro, Sout.h Wind, BlIckbctrry 810..~, '!'bere vUl b. a Happy MHt.ins in Gloryland.

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A.rticle.: Anal. - ChordlOC, aa-r The Leave. or L1 ra,

The rollowinc let.te.r appeared in t.he June 17, 1978 editlon of the 'aST YIRGDflA ~ BILLY. The writer, &.laa rlu.b&Tt.y, oUered to at.r. it with DFI' reade.r.. Ru. . baa lone been an 1Aflue.nce on people. dlicoYf!rltls tbc ta.erec1 dule1.er. He ha. an albIm, VIS1' VlRGDlA KERDAGI, ....1lable f'rca hla. TIll WIST VIRGD'IA HILLBILLY Rlcbwoocl. Weat Vi.r&1n1a 26261

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Ref.rrin& to )'OW" intercepted let.t.e.r of March 4tb r-ro. the SMmIJOJIlA.I -.pdoe by Darld R. Peteraon, and t.be upanation of lfa.nC)' Groa. of the ~th~n1an' a Dlrl..alotl of Mudoa.l Inat.ru.nt.. It ~ aas. . _ bow 014 Dan Web.'ter, the ElICYCU)PlDIAS BRl'rAXJrICA. and A.MIRICAJlA, GIKJYIS DICl'IOftARI C. MJSlC and the BIBUi: bI... bee.n fooled all thea. ,..,... h1Dc a dulet-r pl.aJoer and bu.J..lder I'Dr aearlJ' bal.t. century, it real.lT ae:nda _ to bI&r ~ of t.be lat.ea.e.ra tl'7 to expla1.D it.a or1&1.D. I have been cloltls re..a.rch Or!. t.he du.lcWer pneticall7 all IIQ' ac1ult ute r-ro. t.be plalna of Tuaa to the roclLbound co. .t of Maine, and wben I f1n4 a perculllon lnat,-,.-nt ao played, and. 80 dui&n&tecl by all the l.ecLd1.na aut.bor1t1e . . . t.he forenm.oer of the .:Mie.ro plano i t 11 reaJ.l¥ hareS for _ to bel..1.aYf! t.bey are all wrona. !be l1n& Jaan -.rdon ot the ama, tranalated. by 1IlMU'17 b&l.t....-bIlodred. .cholera out or tile or.lc:1n&J. t.oa,pe., and with tbe ~ tr..o.d.t~ c1i.l1pntly ~ &Del. t""eri..s cclilfcu...b1e to the Kit100 of 16ll, ..,.. 1.D Dao.1el 13, n . 5. 10 &Del. 15: "na't at tiM ye bt:e.r tbc aou.nd of the CIOl"Det, tl.u.t.e. harp, aaeUNt. pMlt.ery &Del. du.l.c.1Mr , and all kJ..od.a of .aldc.The 0000 ltEWS BIBLI, 1976 tranalation C!C*plhd b7 the A.arican Bible Society, 8tat.." 1.D their foreword that. thei.r 1n!o,..tlon 11 "the beat. and "'17 lat.ea"t po.alb!e. Thei.r Mntlon i. "oboea, lyre" dthera and. t.r~, and t.hen all t.be other irultru.omt.a v1ll join 1.D-. It. doe, not .e.ntlon a &11cs...r, but oe.1tbe:r eSo. . it _nUon a bagpipe:. on. I!W DGLISH BDLI, 1970 trandation • ...,.. the -hornPipe, sitber and t.r1an&le and dulciMer _alc &Dd .i.Dsin&" . I reall,y bel..1eYe the BIBLE - all of i t - and .,y op1o.1oD 1a t.het i f a du.lc.1ae:r 1& a baQlipe then o..rl4' . baTp • • t haft been a ban4aaw. I bI... been looking forvanl to ~ a hUp or a clulc_r Owr 'rbe .... but DOW it loot.I l1l.e I v1ll t.. ... to ~ to play a baQlipe. ,"p up tbc soo4 vork, :rou all. I eDJoy .... ry .:lr. .1.

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