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SPRI NG 1983

1983 EVENTS CALENDAR

Interview with Joemy Wilson Festival Profiles Embelllishments on the Hammer Dulcimer News Tunes and More ...

VOl. 9, NO. 2

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DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS Vol. 9, No. 2 Spring 1983 All Rights Reserved

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The DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS is published four ti~s each year. Issues are mailed to subscribers during the first week of January, April, July and October. SuhRcriprions in the United Ststes are S8 per year. $15 for two years . Callada : $10 per year. Other countries (surface 111811): $12, (air mail): $16. Recent back issues are available for $2 . 50 each (USA).

Editor: MADELINE MacNEIL DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS P.O. Box 2164 Winchester, VA 22601

Contents NEW DULCIMER ORGANIZATIONS ...••.......... .. ................... 5 THE FLOWER CAROL Lorraine Lee •...... . ..... . .................. 6 CHORDS AND EMBELLISHMENTS ON HAMMERED DULCIMER P. Mason ..... 10 BAROQUE FANFARE PROFILE:

orr. Sarah L. Johnson ............•••......•. 13

GREAT BLACK SWAMP DULCIMER FESTIVAL ................ 14

WHAT'S NEW ............ ... .... ... ...... . ...................... 16 EVEIfrS CALENDAR ......................................••..... . 18 CLASSIFIED ADS ................. .. .... . ......... . . . ...•..... . . 23 PROFILE :

SUMMER SOLSTICE AND DULCIMER rESTIVAL .... ..••... ... 24

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AN INTERVIEW WITH JOEMY WILSON ROUNDING THE HORN

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orr. LaRaye Cunningham .................... J2

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sample Spring in Loudoun County while working on the DPN - and our backyard. The village of Hillsboro is so old and quaint . The outside world is there, of course , but there ' s still a diffe r ence . For example , in the Mayoral election last Fall, each of the two candidates received 17 votes. The outcome was decided when the winner's name was drawn from a punch bowl. Hillsboro ' s post office is a tiny red f r ame building with a wood stove , brass boxes - and Charlotte, the postal director . It makes my day to walk down to the post office , read notices - not about wanted criminals , but lost cats and bake sales , chat with Charlotte and then continue my walk to the Hill-Top Market for the WASHINGTON POST. If your cor r espondence begins to filter into the little red post office , I'll have more excuses to wander down and chat with Charlotte. The address is Box 63, Hillsbor o , VA 22132. Joan Nauer will be organizing and managing the Winchester off i ce . She is a good friend and 1 feel good that she will be in charge of the many things which seem to elude me. I ' m longing to putter in the backyard, to wander in the woods and watch the coming of spring . Enjoy this spring and let its rebirth influence your music.

Did tha computar dQstroy your nama, mangle your ~ddress, cut your subscription in half, or extend it to the 21st centu r y? Or did we - and the Osborne - actually do everything right? This hasn't been an easy project , convert i ng our bulky , cumbersome mailing list to floppy disks . But, eventu~lly the mailing pr ocess should be easier . Rich Ell i ott in Herndon designed the program for us and was always there with advice and help . We ~re ve ry gr~te­ ful to him plus Mike Rohrer , Steve Nahl, and Dave Kiser who answered frequent cries of -Helpl- from this neophyte computer operator . Let us know if we messed up your name or address somewhere. The wonders of this modern age . I ' m learning to typeset through a compute r and I hope your Summer issue will reflect my new skill. More about th~t (in my typeset letter) in the Summe r issue. Seth and I are going to phase out full operations in the Winchester office this Spring/Summer. Hillsboro is 3S miles from winchester and the drive is getting to me. In addition, I am anxious to ERRORS , ERRORS AND MORE ERRORS •.•

The Winter 1983 DPN looked so fine when it left ou r hands to go to the printer. Greml i ns obViously did their work before the issue returned to us. Now that all responsibility is eorreetly placed, please note: Page 4 - It's Esther Kreek, not Al Kreek who playa all that beautiful music . Her husband , AI, i s supportive of her work and , mor e than once, supportive of the heavy instruments she plays. Page 14 - Although it would be wonderful to have Cathy Barton and Dsve Para so elose to us in Columbia , MD, the r eview should have read Columbia, MO . Actually, a better address for Cathy and Dave is 513 High St., Boonville, MO 65233 . Page 27 - A very ressonable $1 for initials on the pick pouch made by Deborah Baird became $4 as SWiftly as an errant finger can strike a typewriter key .

NOTICE: If you're traveling to Cosby, TN for the Dulcimer Convention or to visit and you drive a van (with extra room) and your itinerary tskes you through Winchester, VA, PLEASE contac t us. DPN. When you vis it these fine stotes, yOU ' ll find DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS: "Folk Music. Center, Jean ' s Dulcimer Shop, Andy's Front Hall, Ramblin ' Conrad ' s , Grasaroots ~~sic Shop , Capritaurua Muaic , Elderly Instruments , Here Inc. , Herb David Guitar Studio , The Folkstore, Pieker ' s Friend, Hogeye Music, Ho~s tesd Picking Parlor, Sandy ' s Music , Buck Instrument Products, House of Music Tradit i ons. PLEASE NOTE : Since I ' m working a t home now, (703) 667-2017 is no l onger a working number . 3

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GUeST EDITORIAL AS a DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS subscriber, you know the va l ue of this publication . You may -meet- other players or builrlers through itll pages . You learn about places and times when you can meet in person anrl hear other players and builrlers . New/old music appears on its ~ages But a lot of potentially interested people haven ' t yet heard of DPN . so, I have a suggestion: write to DPN and ask for a stock of flyers. If you are a builder, place the flyers on the front table of your booth at arts anrl crafts fairs. Give one to every person who buys an instrument - better yet price your instruments 80 that you can g i ve a cO~limentory first subscription with th~ instrument. Encourage people who have already bought a dulcimer elsewhere to subscribe la dulcimer booth at art fairs draws other dulcimer players and owners) . Establisherl rlulcimer shops should have flyers available in a prominent spot in the showroom . If you teach a class in dulcimer builrling. inclurle the cost of a subscription as a part of the tuition fee. If you ~re ~ performer you could meke flyers available after a performance. All dulcimer people will benefit from a wider knowledge of anrl about the instrument anrl its people.

Ve'-Ar i7PN Dear Editor, I need help discovering and developing the network of dulcimer workshop leaders . Lap dulcimers open a gateway to music for ~any folk young and old who ' ve never played an instrument . In minutes, novice players can make acceptable , even pleasing sounds . Fortunately, dulci.ers are also easy to build . Inexpensive kits can be assembled by adults in 2-] hour workshops and by groups of

fifth graders in 6- 8 one-hour sessions , or in one all-day marathon. Somewhere are dulcimer players , teachers , builders - potential leaders of build-And-play workshops for rank beginners - workshops in schools , libraries . churches , cOIIIIlIunity centers, prisons, etc. as well as workshops for

teachers, camp counselors , music and play therapists, who will in turn teach others to play. I ' ve lerl build and play workshops for folk song society retreats, rlulcimer clubs , teacher in- service training, scouts . and Many classrooms , as well as come-one , come- all workshops arlvertised in the weekend section (great parent-child activity). Typically these workshops net me between $80 anrl $150 for my time and often a chance to sell varied books and records. Certainly there are ample opportunities to volunteer I (No musically-inclined human over 8 years old shculrl be bed-ddrlen without a dulcimer to speed recovery . ) If you ' d consirler leading a workshop or beginners ' dulcimer class in your area - for teachers , counselors , therapists or for beginners of any age or station - please get in touch I David Cross 509 SOUth 44th Philarlelphia , PA

Everett Traylor Bettendorf , IA Dear Editor, I was dismayed that some of my

comments in our Fall DPN interview were misunderstood. (Letter to the Editor, Winter '83 DPN . ) r agree with Ms. Wasburn that there is no right and only style , anJ that this view is essential for the evolution and-ereativity of the dulcimer . That was precisely the point I was trying to make , that speerl is not the only criteria for being a good player . r was in no way meaning to slight those players who enjoy playing fast (as I also love doing), but that speed ~ does not constitute bett~r musicianship . As per for mers who have developed our own style , we support all musicians i n the development of their own musical expression.

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Thank you , Ruth Barrett L.A •• Calif.

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Dear Editor,

NEW DULCIMER ORGANIZA'rIONS

I have recently aaBe~bled a collection of about 40 folk euaical inltrumentl ...de in northern NY and have a catalog of the exhibit in which I have lilted all known folk .ulie inltr~nt ... kerl in thil area. The exhibit , together with a dulci-er ... ker artiat-in-residence, ADd Driocoll , at our Platt.burgh Public Library, and the appearance of the Dalglish - Loraen String Band thia paat Summer, waa .ade poasible by a grant fra. the New 'fork SUIte Council on the Ana. They now even have a Folk Arts Coordinator , Bob Barron. 'n1ey are doing an excellent job of supporting folk .ualc activitiea . I a. continually intereated in locating any folk eusical instruments ~e in northern New York . If any r eader a wiah a copy of the exhibit catalog ~Folk MUlical Inst rumenta Made in The North Country~ , they are available 01 10119 aa the aupply losts for 11¢ postage sent to me at the Library Syatem.

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Durango Dulcimer Society, Durango, CO. Myone who playa the fretted dulct.er i. _lea.., rank beginnera on up! InCo, Ann Chambers, 18101 H. U.S . Highw~y 666, Cortet . CO 8U21 Great Plain. Culci .. r Alliance , Wichita. KS. Contactl Loi. Liggett , Box 14, Belle Plaine, kS 6101) (316) 488-2664. Meets 2nd Saturday of each -anth . MoUntain and ha-.ered dulei"rs and other folk inatru.ents. We ' r e trying to get a dulciJDer club started in the Sandusky , OH area. Anyone interested can call Jan Goodsite, (419) 625 - 5455 or Chril Weyer (419) 433-3435. Ttl - State Folk Muaic Society (Cor NE Indiana. NW Ohio , SE Michigan) usually ..etl lat Sunday of -anth at Unitarian Meetinghouse , 2-5 1*. Contact l Deborah Saird , 619 Greenlawn Aye . , Pt. Wayne. IN 46808. Over half our . . .bera (50) are dulci.er players'

Stanley A. Ransom, Director Clinton-Eaaex-Fr ank lin Library Syste.. P.O. Box 570 Platt.burgh, NY ~2901

I ' d be pleased to lend a copy of .. y pamphlet on c~~rdal acco.pani.. nt on the -auntain dulcieer to any DPN reader who sends .. a self-addressed , ata!llped e nvelope plus a loo.e 20¢ st_p to cove r duplicating COltS.

The Ust of dulcieer organhationa i. growing . When we decide exactly how, the list will be available to DPN aubscribers either in each isaue or by 1114U. Last Minute Notice: THE GUILD OP AMERlCAN LUTHIERS 1983 Eaatern Midwelt Regional conference will be held May 20-22 at Giant City Lodge , Makanda , IL . Info; Jeff Feltaan , Rt. 1, Box 41 , Pomona , IL 62975 (618) 681-2159

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The flower Carol by LORRAINE LEE

Natick; MA In the tablature the three horizontal lines represent string. . The vertical lines define measurea. There are four beats in each measure. Each number represents a fret to be played . Individual numbers have a ti_ value of one beat (quarter notel, and connected numbers each have a time value of half a beat (eighth notes, • STEP I, BEGINNING: Before you head for the tricky fingerings learn to play the melody clearly . Many fine players lead vith their thu~b, but I have always favored .y index finger to fret the first string (the one nearest the player) . I press firmly with the tip of Illy index finger just to the left of each indicated fret , and slide frOll fEet to fret for a smooth, connected , . . lady that illlit_tes the sound of the noting stick . Long fingernails ~st go for this technique to work . Kere ' s the opening phrase of the carol written out in drone style. BrUSh across all the strings "ith a piCk in your right hand . As you fret the melody on the first string , the unchanging sound of the second and third strings will provide a drone. Notice that they are indicated with Oa in the tab .

People are playing aa.e very sophisticated .uale on the .cuntain dulci.er these days. ~ny new players find the transItion froa melody linea. fretted on only one atring . to htlt.onies and chorda, fretted on several atrings, an awkward one . I think it helps to be conaiatent in your fingering. Use the UIDe finger to fret the aue strine) as .uch 48 po8aible. My

own fingering approach ha. evolved through -.any yeara of playing and serve . . . equally

well when playing .cuntain tunea or jaaa . I will present The Flower Carol in three atage. to help you understand and experilDent with the fingering_ I ue. . You

may try the~ out and decide they are not right for you. If this happens , plesse go ahead and develop your own . There are .any way. to play the dulciaer beautifully . I think you will recogni~e the tune for The Flower Carol as Good lUng: Neneeslas . It _y surprise you, however, to learn that this vas originally a spring carol. I first found it in Je~n Ritchi. ' a •• rly book, Folkaongs of the Southern Appalachians (~k Publications) . Jean credits The Oxford Book of Caroh , vhose editors-found the aong in an obscure Swedish IIlInuacript. The 'good king' vasn ' t introduced to the world until 1853, when the Reverand J . M. Neale vrote the verses and joined theN to the older tune. Great melodies are often recycled. The .usic of the Christian church is filled vith exaaples of secular, even pagan 8OngS, that Wltre .adified for acceptance "ithin the sanetuary. -'-rican revivalists learned that people would join in and sing a nev hy.n at camp meetings if they already knev the tune . Two centuries earlier Elizabethan composers ",.re using folk themes for IIlIny of their _sse •• About tuning and tablature: I have chosen an Ionian tuning familiar to IIlIny dulcimer players . You can apply vhat you learn here to other 80nqs you knov in this tuning. The _lody is vritten in the key of G and the pitch for each string is given at the start of the tab. If you prefer to play in a key other than G (perhaps you have strings that vill not tune up to the given pitches, or you like to sing in a different key) follow the rule for tuning but pitch your third string to whatever key-note you like.

play the whole song through in drone style by fretting only the first string as indicated in the tab. Ignore the tret numbers on strings two and three and just sound them unfretted for as you I114ster playing the tune . STEP 2, INTERMEDIATE : The next atep is to add a har.any p,&ttern that supporu the melody . This one enhanees _ny Ionian tuning &OngS . It adds a haraony note that is a sixth lower than the -elody . TTy playing this exercise "ith your index finger fretting the first string as before, and your Nl~dle finger fretting the third string. Slide both fingers frea fret to fret to IIIlIlntainthe slurred noting stick

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The Flo_r Car ol is also t be Mill!! of the Boston area Dulcimer FeBtival that will be held on April 3D-May I thb year . It w11l be our second feBtival. We're ready to _lcaM in the SprinS with Holly Tannen from California and MarSaret Hadrthur from Vel'lllOnt bead ins up the .cuntain dulcimer line-up and Bill Spence from Fennis'a All- Star ' s in ~ev York as our feat ured hammered dulcimer player I ' ll be t here runnins wo r kabop. alons with . Leo Kr et:tner, Lucy Sollogub , Bob Wey, Doug Ecker and an lapressive group of other fine playe rB. Check the festival listing in thiB 1SBue for -.ore infonaat i on and join ua if you can .

NOw try playing The Plower Carol again this tiM fretting both the first and •

thi rd string. , but leaving the second .tcing unfretted . STEP 3, THE WORIS: If you are feeling confident about your progr ess thus far , it is tille to try the cc.ple t e .rrang-ellent . I ' ve intentionally &ade it chord rich both for the practice and to fit the ~ic­ Ing of Good King Wencealas as it is

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for, 8a .an this glory leea in the awakening season , Reason learn. the hear ' s decrees and hearts a r e led by reason . Praiae the Maker , all ye saLnta. He with glory girt you; He who akies and meadows paints fashioned all your virtue; Praise Him, seers , beroea, klngs, heralda of perfection, Brothera, praise Ht., (or He brings all [0 reaurrection.

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AN OI"EN tETTER TO DULCIM ER MUSICIANS After ten years of establishing the "Sunhearth Sound" (with nearly one thousand instruments made and sold), .....e' re proud to introduce our new Dulcimer with a Tranducer Pickup . Our traditiona l dulcimer has long been known ror its brilliant sound. Capable of cutting through a roomful of acoustic musicians, But often drowned out in on-stage performances, Now we've added onc o f Larry Fishman' s trand ucers. No pre-amp is required, and a mini-plug in the tail block is the only visible indication , The pickup produces a flat response, which, in effect. does not change the Sunhearth Du lcimer "sound ." But it greatly increases your o ptions. Now the Appalachian Dulcimer can take its place in on-stage performance traditional sound that has led to the instrument 's growing popularity.

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The Dulci mer is ma king the transition to other styles of music Gau, classical, and bluegrass), and musicians have long been looking for a wider range of performing possibilities. More versatility. That 's exact ly what Lo rraine Lee wanted when she called us three years ago, but knowing we were traditionali sts too. she hesi ta ted 10 come right out and ask us to "wire" a dulcimer. She didn't understand we'd been grappli ng with that problem for several years, Subsequently, Lorraine met Larry Fishman , who .....as already producing widely-acclaimed tranducers. We joined forces. and now we think we've produced a truely remarkable instrument. Sunhearth's exclusive Tranducer Pickup Dulcimer. Why exclusive? Because ou r dulci mer so impressed La rry Fishman, he's granted us exclusive use of his tranducers. And he's nOI the onl y admirer of o ur new Sunheart h Dulcimer. We've received enthusiastic response from studio technici ans as well as other musicians. At Sunhearth we know musicians will want to see, feel . and hear the Tranducer Pickup Du lci mer. Thai's the fina l test. Call us. or write . We' ll lay one in your lap . And the la rks they sang melodio us. Tha nk-you Lo rraine Lee.

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The "tum" is a musical embellishment conaisting of a rapid four note passage played with the 2nd and 4th tonea being the note you are embelliahing, while the lat and 3rd tones are the scale notes immediately above and below the primary note. A turn is used t o give a quick twiat to a note for the purpose of melodic ornamentation and sometimes as a muaical link to the next principal mr '. ody note to be played.

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The "triplet" i s another musical. ornamentation accompl ished by the rapid playing of three notes which fit into the musical time value o rdinarily taken up by only one beat within a measure . When written into musical scores, triplets are grouped together by a tie line and the written numeral l. Triplets may sometimes have other time valuea and other numbers of notea can also be grouped in the same way as triplets, but you're no t likely t o run into them too often.

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PROFILE: GREAT BLACK SWAMP DULCIMER FESTIVAL Kichael Wllderwuth had an idea. "Why don't we plan an activity for Calk ~sic:iana that can happen fint thing in the Spring and help ahake off the Winur doldrutla7" Since Michael and hia wife, Sharon, were active perfor.era on the lap dulci-er , it seemed natursl to auggelt that the featival be centered around that inatruGent and its diatant cousin , the ha..ered dulct.er. Michael recru ited SUlan Porter , • .ember of the ~aic depart.ent at th. Ohio State University in Liaa , aa an aaalitant , and they .et to work orsaaiain. the firat Crcat Black Swo.p DulcL.Gr F.ltival. The feltival waa held on Kay S, 1979, on the campua of the Ohio State Univerlity and Li.. Technical College at Liaa, Ohio . About 200 dulc1eer enthuaiaats .et on Saturday afternoon for • serle. of workahops and stayed for an evening concert featuring such perfor.ers al Maddie HacNeil, Jay Round, and the Dulc1eer Allisnce . The festival wal such a aucce •• that the following year it wal .aved to the last weekend in April and expanded to two daya of workahops, concerta and open atage . People who had built dulcimers at the firat festival or had been cODplete beginner I returned [or .are advanced playing tipa and a whole new groupe of "convert a" arrived to Itart aa beainnen . SOlie of the 1979 perfonDers returned , along with bright new {aces, eome recruited fro~ the previous year ' s open stage preaentationl. Atcendance waa up , and enthuaia~ ran high . Each year the fe.tival haa con tinued t o grow and improve. Thi. year , 1983, will be the fifth year of the Great Black Swaillp Dulc:imer Festival. It hal outgrC1m the Student Activitiel BuUding and now hal SOlIe IoIQrkshop8 in adjacent buildings. It hal increased the nWllber o[ ita work8hops (3S-1!9 thb year) and workl hard to maintain high quality in thoae workshops by aaking participants for a written evalua tion. Workshops in diverle inatrumenta euch as tin whistle, bonel , and autoharp are sometimel added. Activitiea now begin on Friday evening, with an open Itage lea.lon, and aometimes an illlpro~ptu dance. About fifteen builders of folk instruments line the clreteria to dilp1ay their warea , along with aeveral vendors of recordl, mulic, and other duicilller-related paraphernalia. Fine performera come frolll many atatel to lhare in concert aealions.

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One of the attractions of the Great Black Swa~p Dul c i~r Festival haa always been the friendliness of all those involved . Ail major sctivitiea take place indoors under one roof, and an April shower can't slow the pace . The college food service provides meals on Saturday and Sunday, and neighboring motels seem very t o lerant of jam sessions. This year there will be an official camP8round f or the brave souls who want to pitch a tent at those not-so-brsve souls who drive campers. Each year , as old friendships are renewed snd we meet new performers and listeners, the feeling of caaaraderie has increased. Last year's festival attracted about 750 people, and ticket sales were tallied by computer to keep from exceedin8 the capacity of the 50Q-seat auditorium. On Saturday night the concert was SRO, but no one seemed to mind. The crowd listend with breathless sttention to Maddie HacNeil's singinS of SUlllllertime", erupted with enthusiasm for the technical excellence of Sam Rizzetta's hammered dulcimer playin8, and clapped snd stamped with the irresistible rhythms of the Ruffwater St rin8 Band. The festival this yesr will be held April 29-30 and Hay I, 1983 . Featured performers viII be Jay Round , Fred Heyer, Jt. McGaw , Lois Hornbostel, Maddie HacNeil. Sally Rogers, and groups called Ceili, Conkers, and the Ruffwater Strin8 Band . Many fine performers will also be de.onstrstins their skills in workshops for performers al all levels of proficiency, including many hour-long workshops and several day-lon8 workshops . In one workshop , you'll even be able to build a csrdboard dulc~r in the morning and lesrn several songs on it in the afternoon. At the end of the weekend you can psck up those new records and books you couldn ' t resist after hearing the performers or attendin8 their workshops, and maybe even a new dulciaer you built yourself or purchased frOL one of the displays . You can drive home hUllllling a new tune, enjoying the admiring glances at your new festival tee shirt , and vowing to return every year for April in the Great Black Swamp. Information about the festival can be obtained from Michael Wildermuth , 3160 Zurmehly Road , Li.a, OR 45806 (419) 999-6461 or Susan L. Porter, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804 (419)228-2641 x254,

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8vel1ts CaQel1dah The [estlva1 calendar haa grown and grown. Thi. year we've included .ore information about ['atlvals which have been reca.mended to ua even thouaht they ar. seneral in rocull.

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probably find at 1••• t a fev rol~ who play dulct.era and po.sibly • workshop or two. If you know of nice [.Itlvals in your part of the country (or 10 your country!) which ar. lenerally lee. known, pIe••• let

ua know. The S~r DPN viII have update. for feat1vals occur!n, In late S~r and ,.11.

April 22-24

Kr. VIEW, AR

Sixth SOUTHERN REGIONAL DULCIMER CONVENTION held at the Ozark Folk Center , Ht. and Hall. dulcl.er conteat., workshop. and concerti . Info: Ozark Folk center , Ht. View, AR 72560 (501)269-3851 .

April 23-24

Fifth Annual KANSAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL highlighting the

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of the people of K.an... . Info : FoliLltfe Festiv.l, Kan .. s Sau Un. , 1623 Anderaon Ave ., Manhattan , KS 66S02 .

April 24 LOUISVILLE, KY

Second SPRINC FESTIVAL spon.ored by the Louisville Dulciaer Society. Workshops Ind concerts (lil t. and ham. dulctlllf!u) plu. I dance. Info: UDS, Elelnor Creenlief, Route 4, Box 26 1A, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

Apr . 29-30 , Hay LIMA, OH

GREAT BLACK SWAMP DULCIMER FESTIVAL held indoors It Ohio Stste Un. , Li_ Call.pus . Concerts, workshop a of III kind. , opeD stage, jl_inS. dulera . Info: Michael Wlldenauth, 3160 Zunaehly lei., LlII.a, OH U806 (419)999-6461 or Susan L. Porter . 4240 campu. Dr., 1.1.11.8, OH &SS04 (419)228-2641 ut. :054.

Apr . 30, Kay • BOSTON, KA

2nd Annu.l FLOWER CAROL Oulct.er Fe.tival at the Palfrey Street School, Watertown , MA. Workshops (mt. and hall.. du l ci.er.) , concert , food, flown, j_ing, etc . Info: The Flower Carol, 10 "'aas1& Ave . , &el.ant , HA 02178.

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Tenth Annu.l SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN DULCIMER fESTIVAL 1& a gathering of dulcL.er _ker • •nd pl.yera featuring j_ing, .. Ie. booth. and I conc.ft. Info : Charle. Ellis, Route I, Box 473, Helena , AL 3S080 (20S) 9g8-04 78.

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Hay 4-5 PINEV1.LLE, KY

LAUREL COVE MUSIC FESTIVAL featuru lilt. and hall. dul c i llera . . well .s .tring banda and bluegra .. grou pa . Info: Pine Hount.in State Park, Pineville , KT (6061337-3066.

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Second Annud OHIO STATE DULCIMER CHAKi'IONSHIPS will be held at the Hocking V.lley Hator Lodge (lilt. and halD. dulcimen). Info: JlIJIea McCsw , Placement Officer , Hocking Tech . College, Nelsonville, OH U764 (614)753-3S9 1.

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Hay 6-8 CLEN ROSE, TX

2nd Annual LON! STAR STATE DULCIHER CHAMPIONSHIPS featurea conteata for mountain and ~red dulcimer player ' plua an .rta and craft, fai r and an evening conce rt . Info: Dana Ha.ilton , 904 Houaton , Arlinston, TX 76012 (8 17)275-3872.

Hay 13-15 NEWPORT, RI

CHANNINC "DULCIMER-PLUS" FESTIVAL featurea lat . and halil. dulciMera plua autoharp, banjo and folk piano. Workahop. and Concert. Info: (401)846-560) .

Kay 21-22 WAYNESVILLE, OH

SPRINC AT THE VILLAGE featurea old-t!.ey craCta , foods , aqu.re dancing, .nd ..."lc at Caeaar'a Creek Pioneer Village. Info: Ed Sillpk1na, P.O. Box 591. Middletown, OK 450102. 18 Please do not reprint or redistribute without permission. Contact dpn@dpnews.com


May 21-22 COSHOCTON, OH

9th Annual DULCIMER DAYS FESTIVAL will be held in hia t oric Roacoe Village and featurel .uaical co~petition , ope n atage and exhbitl . Info: Roacoe Village Foundation , 3g 1 Hill St . , Coshocton , OH 43812 (614 ) 622-9315.

Hay 27-30 ZELIENOPLE, PA

VESTERH FA. BLUEGRASS AND MOUNTAIN HUSIC FESTIVAL fea tures perforaancea by dulct.er bands aa well as old-tt-l!! string bandl and bluearaaa banda . Also workshops and child ren's "ctivities. Tnfo: Besver Valley Bluegrass , 3800 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver , FA 15009 (4 12)728-0805.

Kay 29-June 4 MIDWAY. KY

KENTUCKY SUMMER DANCE SCHOOL features muaic , folklife and history in addition to inatruc tion in clogging , .orria dancing, contra. and other traditional dance •• Info: T. Auxier, 1445 B. , Louirvilla Rd. , Frankfort, KY 40601 (502)223-1709.

June 4-5 OVERLAND PK, KS

7th Annu.l DULCIMER DAYS FESTIVAL aponsored by the Prairie Dulcbler Club features workahopa , folkdancing, open atage , h~ aing , ja~ seaaiona and concerts . Info: Harvey Prinz, 9540 Walmer, Overland Park, KS 66212 (913)381-3767.

June 9-15 CORTEZ, CO

NATIONAL OONVENTION OF THE Ol.J)-TIHE FIDDLERS ASSOCLATION is adding contest. for dulcimer players and other old-tLae inatru.ents this year. Cuh prizes . Info: Ann Chambeu, 18101 N. US Highway 666 , Cortez. CO 81321 (303)882-4443.

June 10-12 COSBY, TN

The 7th Annu.l COSBY DULCIMER CONVENTION aponlored by the Folk Life Center of the S.oltJ.ea . Ht. and b.a. dulciller. and - for the Brat ti.e this year - h.aflls of all varieties . Workshops and concerti . Info: Folk Life Center of the S.okiea , P.O. Box 8, Coaby. TN 31722 . (615) 487-5543.

-DULCIMER DAYS:May 21-22, 1983 Don't ~iss th is year's festive event to be conducted in the Lake Pa rk Recrea tiona 1 Area Pavilion 1oca ted with; n easy walking distance of the old-time shops and great restaurants of Roscoe Village. For the first time. the top IIIOUntain and hal'l1llered dulcimer players from the first seven categories will compe te for the GRANO PRIZE in the Grand Champion Category . Plenty of campi ng and motel accommodations.

-contests -jam sessions -workshops -exhibits LOCATED ON STATE ROUTE 16 NEAR THE JUNCTIONS OF US 36 AND OHIO 83. FOR MORE INFO : Roscoe Village Foundation 381 Hill St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812. (614) 622-9315

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June 10-12 ESTES PARK:, CO

1st Annual COLORADO STATE DULCIMER FESTIVAL AND CONTEST features an arts and craf ts feat ivai and story telling in addition to the conteats (mt. and ham. dulcimers). Info: Flat Mountain Dulcimer Co., P.O. Box 3988, Eates Park, CO 80517 (303)586- 6727.

June 18-19 BEVERLY HILLS ,

The 3rd SUMMER SOLSTICE DULCIMER AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL viiI be held at Greystone Park. Workshops in instrumenta l music , sona and dance. COnce r ta and much more. Info: El aine and Clark Weissman, 4401 Trancas Place , Ta r zana, CA 91356 (2 13)342- 7664.

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5th Annual TRADITIONAL OLD-TIME AMERICAN ~ruSIC FESTIVAL is held for performers and those interested early Ame ri can music and instruments. Open stage, ja_ing , workshops, square dance, tune svaps, Info: Ed Simpkins, P.O. Box 591 , Hiddleto..m , ON 45042 (513)424-7486.

June 24-26 ALTAMONT, NY

OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE will be held at the Altamont Fairgrounds , 8 miles west of Albany, NY. Info: (SIB) 765-4193 .

July 3 ELEANOR, \<IV

Isc Annual BLUEGRASS AND FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL sponsored by W1nfield area Volunteer Firemen will feature concerts and jam sessions. Plenty of parking; campera welcome. Info: (04)757-8562.

July 4-8 BOOSE, NC

6th Annual APPALACHIAN DULCIMER PLAYING WORKSHOP at Appalach1an State Unive r Sity. Daily ~'lasses for beR l nners and intermediates , advanced seminors and master classes. Co llege cred it availsble. Info : Dr. Wlll1am Spencer, Mus ic Dept., ASU , Soone, NC 28608 (70t.) 262- )021.

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11th Annual AUGUSTA HERITAGE ARTS WORKSHOP , a five week program in the music, dance , floklore and crafts of Appslachia. Courses available in fretted snd hammer dulcimer. Into: Augusts Workshops, Davis' Elkins College, Elkins, W 26241 (J04)636-0006 .

July 14-17 EVART, IiI

Non- Electrified MUSICAL FUN FEST sponsored by the Original Dulcimer Players Club will be held at the 4 R-FPA Fairgroundl and will featu re workshops , COncerts and shade tree pickin' . Info : lend SASE to Leora Goodall , 315 Maple St • • Comstock Park, HI 49)2 1.

July 22-24 BINGHAMTON, NY

7th Annual CRANBERRY HAMMERED DULCIMER CATHERING at the Unitarian Church will have workshops (ham. and .t . dulct.er), concerts , good food and good times. Please note: Date mentiOned in Winter DPN was wrong: July has 5 weekends I Info: Bob and Louise Wey, 21 Redcoat Lane, Plainville, HA 02762.

July 23-24 RIO GRANDE, OR

OHIO VALLEY RECIONALS DULCIMER FESTIVAL at Bob Evans Far.. will feature contests , workshops, concerts and open stage . Info: Dulcimer Featival, Box 330, ~o Grande, OR 45674 (6 14 )245- 5305.

July 30 BAR HARBOR, HE

SONG OF THE SEA GAELIC MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held on the Village Creen. Storytellers , balladeers, dancera and players of mt. and ham. dulcimers, harps , bodhrans, whistles, pipes and fiddles. Workahop., concert , dance. Info: Eddie' Anne DaMm, 118 Ledgelawn, Bar Harbor, HE 04609 (207)288-5653.

J uly 30-31 ROCKFORD, tL

FOLK FESTIVAL at the Rockford Huseum Center. Camping available. People intereated in attending, playing or exhibiting music-related crafts please contact: Rock River Friends of Folk Music , P.O. Box 1583, Rockford, lL 61110.

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Dulcimer Festival JULY 23 and 24, 1983 A WEEKEND OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC! EVERYONE INVITED. FREE ADMISSION . FOR MORE DETAILS WRITE : DULCIMER FESTIVAl, BOX 330, RIO GRANDE. OHIO 45674 OR CAll (6 14) 245-5305

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August 4-7 LOUISVILLE. KY

8th Annual KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND at the Iroquois Park. Dsytime workshops for musicians , dancers and callers, singers and storytellers. Evening concerts featuring Kentucky artists as well as musicians from other parts of the country . Info: Iroquois Amphitheatre Association, Box 1334, Louisville , KY 40213.

Sept . 2-4 AVOCA, IA

8th National OLD-TIME COUNTRY MUSIC CONTEST features opportunities to win trophies and money in many area: spoon playing, c ribbage playing, story tellin' , music playing and so forth . Info: Bob Everhart, 106 Navajo, Council Bluffs, IA SISOI (712)366-1136.

Sept.. 9-11 COSBY, TN

14th Annual FOLK FESTIVAL OF THE SHOKIES will feature workshops for various instrumenta, folk dances , games, atory-telling and crafts ~,d things for children . On site primitive camping, motels and campgrounds nearby . Info: Folk Life Center of the Smokies, P.O. Box 8, Cosby, TN 37722 (615)487-5543.

Sept. 15-18 WINFIELD, KS

12th Annual WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL will feature daily concerts , ~~rk足 shops and contests. National Hountain and Hammer Dulcimer contests are included . Info: Bob Redford, Walnut Valley Assoc ., Box 245, Winfield, KS 67156 (3 16)221-3250. DON'T HISS THE SUMMER DPN for more festivals and gatherings happening in the latter part of the Summer and in the Fall.

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August 4,5,6 & 7 1983 Concerts Workshops Dances The 4 day event is sponsored by the Iroquois Amphitheater Assoc. and Hetro Parks. Admission: $2 for adults snd $1 for child ren for the evening concerts. The close-up concerts, workshops, dsnces and the Arts & Crafts Festival are FREE . INFO: Iroquois Amphitheater Assoc ., c/o Metro Parks, P.O. Box 37280 , Louisville, KY 402)), (502) 459-0440 . KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND ALBUM: Recorded live, features 14 of the finest perforaances at the Festival from 1979 to 1981. $7 by mail from the above address . ~ke checks payable to Kentucky Music Weekend Albu~.

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c Lassq::reo aOS FINELY DESIGNED HAND-CRAPTED FOut TOYS I Li_ber Jack, Dog . Pony , Bear, Frog , Clown, and Lamb $10.95 each includes shipping .

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PICK POUCH : Sturdy (eorduroy) attractive zipper pouch )~ x 5~ with c ross st iteh du l c ime.:: design. Holds pieks , stE:ings , note.::s , capos . $7 . 50 postpa id . Name , initials, $1 ext.::a . Debo.::ah Bai.::d , 619 G.::eenlawn Ave . , Ft . Wayne , IN 468 08. CO'rroN PRINT PADDeD DULCIMER BAG:

40· x 11~ with shoulde.:: strap , book pocket and zippered accessory pocket. $12 . 95 includes shipping . HonIemacle frOil Jean ' s OulchM!r Shop , P. O. Box 8 , COsby , TN 37722 TRAVELIN ' DULCIMER : weighs under a pound , 19~ l ong , 6- wide , 3 st.::ings with rosewood v i olin pegs , hondurus Mh09any back and sides , cedar top , 12 frets . sent $100 plus $3.00 sh ipping & handling to: Woodsong Dulcimers , 917 Patriek Creek Rd . , 7-alispell . MT 59901 The classified section of DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS i s a low cost way to reaeh hundreds of DPN readers . Classified ad rates : 30¢ per IofOrd , $10 minimum . A flyer on larger ad rates and composition is available upon request.

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PROFILE: SUMMER SOl.S11CE AND DULCIMER FF.STI\' AL The entire dulcimer co~nity 1s invited to Southern California this Sumaer . That ' s right. Out-of-towners will be IIlet at the sirport and provided with housing fo r the 3rd Annual Summer Solatice and Dulcimer Festival held at Greystone Park 1n Beverly Hills , California, June 18 and 19, 1983. The festival , subtitled "A Celebration of Traditional Music and Dance" , features hands- on workshops in ~untain and hammer dul ci mer , with a tremendous variety of styles offered -- Irish , old-timey, contemporary . Elizabethan and mo r e . Technique workshops for beginners through advanced deal with such subjects aa fundamentals, arranging , playing backup and song accompaniment. All workshop leadera prepare handouta; the amount of free informat i on disseminated du ring the festival could fill s dozen dulcimer books ! Other instrumental workshops include autoharp , Celt i c hsrp , fiddle , mandolin , psaltery and many more. Other offeri nga -- a vast number of traditLonal song IoIOrkahops auch as Balkan songs, Yorkshire songs , drinking songs , bawdy 80ngs , sea shan ties, women In folksong and dance of all sorts : Irish step dancing , cont t s dsnce, English count ry dance, Appalachian clogging , etc . Last year there were 35 workshops in 7 different areas of the park per day. This ).ear there 101111 be twice that number. A concert runs continuously throughou t both days, and the lovely courtyard area will contain a tempting array of food nnd craft boo ths. Last year , performers and wo r kshop leaders i ncluded Maddie Hac~eil, Seth Austen, Denis Murphy , Ciel Tarman, Tom McCreesh, Sylvia Woods , Holly Tannen, Ruth Barrett , Cyntia Smith , Randy 1-lilkinson , Sam Hinton , Johnny Walker , Robert Force, AI O' 08sche , Michael Rugg, Neal Hellman , Susan Jennings , and others too numerous to lis t . The most refreshing and wonderful sspect of this festival is the total absence of the "star system" , but the presence of dozens of people who are indeed ahing lights in their fields, all teaching, sharing and plsying together . The audience is the performer , and the pe r former is the audience.

Jean's Dulcimer Shop P.O. BOI II , HIQIWAY 12 COSBY, TEHHESSEE 17722 Phone; (US) U7-SSfl DULCIMER PEOPLE SERVING THE NEEDS OF DULCIMER PEOPLE We spec;illhe In fretted and ha_ted du l claefS a nd ev.ryt~ina for the. __ kits and finished innn.en t s by leve r", ] . . kero. builders' ,uI'PII81 . iccesso r iu. and nu r ly every sonl lind plarinl-ins t ructlon book and recorcl all.... in print featurln, either kind

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The setting fo r all chi8 act i vity i8 the exquisite Creystone Park . originally

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PROFILE! BOB EVANS fARM DULCIMER ffSflVAL

Dulcimer festivals are as unique as the types of people who play dulcimers . Bob Evans Farm, in Rio Grande, Ohio , believes that the popularity of thia type oC Qusic stems iroQ the diversity which people bring to the muaic. The Farm is the birthplace oi the well-known sausage and r estsurant company which bears the name of its founder. The weekend Jul y festival (Jrd weekend each yea r ) ia actually in Bob Evans ' backya rd, to the rear of the historic brick Homestead built in 1824. A large covered stage and attached "big top" tent provide the performance area while 1100 acrea of scenic southern Ohio countryside allow the featival goer to st r etch out under a tree to enjoy the event . Each Sunner, the Bob Evans Farms CcJapan)" sponsors about 19 special weekend events which are open to the public and are free of char ge . The Dulc i mer Festival. like their Homeateading Da)"a c rafts weekend and the Country Kusic Convention , highlights the arts of the Appalachian region. The Dulcimer Festival is based on a two-fold approach: providing a highly o rganl%ed compet ition snd offering everyone the opportunity to play on the "Open Concert" atage, under the shade trees, or within a planned workshop. There really is something for everyone , even ch ildr en ' s events sod separate competitions for traditional and progressive styles. Falllilies who play together can be honored as "The Best Dulcimer Playing Family". The Farm has also removed all registration fees while , for 1983, increasing pri%e monies to over $500. Open concerts are expanded in 1983 to include an evening progralll lascinR until 9 P.M. Individuals ro groups are given the chance to shar e their music on the stage without the structure of judging . Special guests are invited each year to highlight the event. They change each year as the festival actelllpts t o expose the audience t o a va riety of styles and background s. In the co~pe titi on , three competent jud8eR Rvaluate 8ach con tes t ant ' s playing via a very atandardhed set of rules. Any "bugs" of the early coarpetition judging have been worked out so that for the laat three years no reCOllllllended changea have been offered by the public or the planning committee . Yea, the Bob Evana Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio can be a pleaaant weekend vacation even during the reat of the SUDl:ller . FaI'lll staff maintain a horseback riding atable , cnaoe livery, hiking traila, and even free tours. They have griat mills, S8W1ills, aorghum mills , windmills , and of cour se plenty of faI'lll animals. If you 're hungry . there is even one of their restaurants nearby the conce rt stagel For information or a festival Clyet, contact Bob Evans Farm ' s DulCimer Festival, P.O. Box 330, Rio Grande, OR 45674.

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r----------------------------------------------------------An Inten'lew With JOEMY WIlSON by MADELINE MacNEIL Hillsboro, VA DPN: Joemy:

Joemy, how did you get started play ing the dulcime r ? I

first encounte r ed a IIlOUntai n dulcimer at Pinewoods Camp where I had actuliIlly

gone t o do coun try dancing , no music.

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dulcime r, I was hooked, Then I went to school in New Yo rk. I wa s s inging and play ing folk gu ita!, trying to be J oa n Baez , the usual 60 ' s s tuff. My singi ng

was okay but my gu i ta r r epe rtoi r e cons i sted of abou t s ix chords , all badly played . The n my si nging partne r go t me a dulcimer as a gift. Probably a hi n t that I should leave the guitar playi ng t o him . I enjoyed the dulcimer from tillle to time ove r the next seve r a l yeors , but it spent more t ime on the wall

than in my lap. I wa s really concentrat ing on my s inging du r i ng that time; some opera, but mainly Early Mus i c . I wa s a membe r of the Pennsylvania Pro Mus ic and groups like that. OPN:

What got you back to the dulcime r ?

J oemy:

I guess it W aS the Bicentenn i al . I l i ved in Philadelphia at the time and was s inging a round t o wn a l ot . Sever al people said , - Don ' t you play some weird traditional American instr ument? -, so I added the dulcimer t o my programs. My musical horizons broadened cons i de r ably that year when I met my hus band, Jon Harvey, who i s a mi me . We began pe rfo rming together, separate sets at first, then we began creating pieces we cou l d 130 together.

OPN:

That's fascinating .

Joemy :

It was quite a challenge . In o ne of our pieces , f o r in stance, I s i ng - send In The Clowns- and he does a very sens itive mi me story about a clown bac ks tage who is having trouble with his love r e l ationsh i p. Ano ther early piece was -The Burglar and The Fo lk s inger-. J o n comes in and burglarizes my apartme nt while I ' m practicing. When I fi nally noti ce hi m I fig ure he's my new s inging partner just jok ing around , and I get him to s ing - in mi me , of course. I t's o ne o f our first and fu nni es t pieces .

OPN :

How do you go about c r eat ing your pieces now?

J oemy:

We t oss ideas back and fort h . Sometimes I have a tune I wan t to play, and I say , - Does this evoke any sort of movement o r mime story? - Or he ' ll say , -I have an idea about suc h- a nd- s uch . Can you t hink of some music you could play with it?- We now have about three hour s of good mate r ial and c an choose any given program from tha t , depending on the audience .

OPN :

Where do yo u perfo rm?

Joemy:

COlleges , schools, commun ity arts o rganizati ons, festival s . Places like coffee houses a nd house concert s don't a s a rule have enough s pace f or J o n t o work in, so we usually play in a more theatrical se tting than a dulc imer player would no r mally be f ound in. This i s exciting f o r me , as ma ny times people will come backstage and tell me how muc h they enjo yed hea ring ins truments they would no t nec essarily have been exposed to befo r e . They came t o see a pantomime conce rt. but fel l in love with the dulcimer tool I l ike t o think that many o f those people then make a point of hearing mor e f olk musi c . We ' ve tou red Alaska f o ur times and have played some col leges in Pue r to Rico . For a couple of yea r s we were Artists-in-Res idence at the Kennedy Center in Was hing ton , DC doing perfo rmances and workshops wi th kids.

DPN :

Tell us about that .

How do a mime and a dulcimer player wo rk toge t he r ?

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He wrote a .iae and .usic play , a loose .odern adaptation of Dickens ' -A ChristMas Carol-. Scrooge was three selfish kids. The ChrisbDas ghosts were represented by kids playing street lIIi_s that the three selfh;h kids had aeen . The ghosts later appeared to rebuke the selfiah kids in theit drealls . The kids did such a good job. I wrote ~ Christ..s bell-type ausic fo r the h..-er dulci_r - the perfect inatulllIent for · that kind of lIIuaicl

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SO you play h&JQlller dulci_r too .

Joe~y :

Yes . I added that to our show a couple o f year. ago . It's really expanded .y ability to create background ~uslc for Jon ' s .u.e pieces. Basi cally ~y approach to it is , it ' s a simplified piano , so there ' s absolutely nothing t hat can ' t be pl ayed on it . Of course tha t' s not t r ue . but it ' . a great wor ki ng assumption , and makes me open t o a lot of possibilit ies on this glor ious ins t rumen t, whether or not I can actual l y achieve the. . Most of the mu. ic I pl ay on the ha_ r dulct.er is traditional ,,-rican or Briti.h Isles , but occasionally I ' ll adapt a .avis the_ or pop song or so_thing for Jon to wor k with . I ' ve just worked out satie ' s Gyanopodie It ' s a gorgeoua piece of .usic , but an abeolute killer. It sounds so hauntingly , sadly , mysteriously perfectly right on the dulci_r, a. if it were written for it . But not one single note is anywhere near another one . It ' s one of tho.. pieces I have to practice conltantly to be able to get through at all .

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Tell us about you r new album .

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I ' m 10 glad you asked. It'. called -OARGASON : A OULC IMER SAMPLER- . Dargason is the English Country Oance tune that opens the record. Most of the music is traditional British l.les , but there ' s also -Ragtime Annie-, a classical piece, a Boccherini string quintet .ave_nt that I arranged for two dulcimer part. and cello, and an original tune called -Planxty Squire and Lady Norfolk- , that ' . strongly influenced by my love for Carolan ' s .u.lc . There are several Carolan tunes as well. My concept of the album was to show different facets of the dulci.er within ao.e 80rt of artistic unity , aod for the .eng. to present a positive i.age of ~n in traditional song.

DPN:

You IIf:ntioned a cello .

Joe_y:

I play hammer dulcimer on three cuts. Thers ' . al80 fiddle, flute , whistle , Celtic harp . •• I was really lucky to have so .any terrific musicians to work with . The trl'(litional laudc scene in southern California is staggeringly vital. 1 was able to call Sylvia Wood. to do some exquisite harp tracks , Hia.on Hiller, the director of the ~n International Folk Ensemble, to play beautiful fiddle on the albua, Ruth Barrett to sing with me, and all the others. This isn't just Tinseleown after alII I was happy to find SCott Praser who wal a perfect engineer for the album. I can ' t wait to do the next onel

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What other future plans 00 you have?

What other instrument. are on OJ\JlGASOO?

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Joe1llY: I want to keep doing what 1'111 doing and t o gr ow as an artist. That alone ia a massive challenge. This 1s a discouraging tillie , when the role of the artist in our society I s so devalued , so seemingly disposable. Bu t it's precisely du r ing such times that the art i st Is most despers t ely needed! And t he srt i stic illlpul se or creative urge , or soul , or whatever you want to ~all It , within each One of use has t o emer ge , haa to speak out aga i ns t the twisting of values that is happeni ng to our society nov-- the pr elllise that s t ockpili ng weapons more destruct i ve t han humanly conceivable aho uld take precedence over people ' s needs to be fed , housed and educated in a safe envir onment. Nobody who is i n touch with her/his creativity could poasibly believe such an absu r dity. We must all delve into our souls for resources to survive in a society that accepts such absurdit i es and turn thelll around . For me , the dulcimer is a major vehicle fo r del ving into myself . It'a such an accessible instrument . I've heard children produce auch lovely sounds from it right away , and then look up at me with big grins . " My fingers make mus i c?" , said Illy J-year-old nephew in wonder. If everybody ' s fingers made music, or painted or carved or whatever, maybe we ' d begin to get our values into some saner place . Am I sayi ng that the dulcimer can save the world? Maybe a l i ttle part of it. That would be a lot for auch a simple lit tle instrument , don ' t you thirik?

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