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1984 EVENTS CALENDAR Interview With Bob Wey Mark Biggs

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Dear Re~dcrs: Yes, I know . You IUBedby your maIlbox, ~hl\'enn8 m lhe faJling illOW, TIle po$l pe1"SQIl brought ads. bills and perfumed icllers from your Aunt MIllie. BUI each day lhe famil. iar magatlrte failed to lUl'iw. You. at last. began to wonder If the DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS had gone to Inc Grcat MBgaZlrte RlICk in the sky, or if someone m the post office didn't like you. Did we heK in Virginia ngun: the beSI waylocelebrtllc our annivcrsary WBS to have the first laIc ,ssue m len years'! No Our copy n:ached the prinler during the firsl few day~ of December... a d,ffcrenl prinlcr. Because the prinl ,hop was dosed fOf ChriSlrTlllli vocation and because of a communlClItion ml$-undcrstmding. I didn'l n:ali1.c our release was scl'Iedulcd for urly February. By the time Ihmgs wen: W1Iighlcrted out. the DPN wem in Il.Iemail January 27lh _ three weekJi lale. 8ul. I hope )OU lhoughl the issllC "a~ JlI'Inled as nicely liS I did .

I belic,'c ourcommunkatlon IlI\Cs an: III nghtthl) tlltlC , Your DPN should am"e as usual. WIth one e,\cepllon M} fnc:ndslnd I ha>'c n:un:d from labcl ,slic~1ng. and the DPN I~ being mailed by a rompany m Ann Arbor. MIchIgan. close: 10 the prinler, Thercfore, your DULCIMER PLA YERS NEWS willlUl'i,'c either laler or earher t~an befO芦' ... hen lhe magazine was mai led from northern V'rg,nia A brief remmdcr: If you have any feSIl\allnfonnalioo for the summer D!'N , please gel 11 10 LS no laterlhan May 15th I hope 10:iCC many of you III lhe ...undcrful fcsll\al~ planned for this year.

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two noICS should be a doned eIghth noIe and a SIX leenth I1(I(c , n:spt(Cti,-cly. The way the song n:ads now, thl're an: 100 mBny beats In each of lhcse IWOmeasures. Please (lICUse this error. I hope that thesoe oonttTions will mate the songea.~ier IQ play and understand. Janet Stromborg Bowie. 1\10 l)ear UI'N: I'd lIke 10 TIllIte a CQtTCCIIOIl in the SOIlG Nrl/y Bly that appeared in the: Winter i!i.SlIC of DPN. In the second mcllSUIl: of the chorus. the lirst noce shou ld br I sixteenth Il0l(. the second and thlnl OOIes should each be dotted eiGhth I1(I(CS. and the founh note should be a si xleemh 11(1((. L i ~ewise. in the thmll1lCasure Ortlle eh<rus. tlie last

Dear Editor: I publish a gmwlng magazlIlc n:'achlllg hundreds of establisilcd and budding musi_ cians and '" ~tJ\lmcnl blulders. I rece,ve many nicc kllers from my subscnbcrs. bUI they all: of a perWflal or subscnplloninquiry nature. I .... ant to have an act ,ve Leiters To The EdItOfoolumn in my maga路 zine. but I ran:ly get leiters 10 pont.

My rcaders play InlereSl1ng Instru ments. SOITlC Irllpezoidal '" shape with many strings, others often," an hourglass lihapc with three Of four Mnng>i. Howean I enlice readers 10 share wllh OIhers through a letters eolunm 7 Despondent , PleadmG & Nervou s

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An lnterview With ...

BOB WEY

by Bernadine Berock

Boston, Massachusetts I ' d I l y you , ,"t brr omt pnll y wt ll "oo",'n lmona hanllMrH d.k!1"MI' tnIhll'l1a.ru Ihrough your ",oR ,,-llh thr C ranherr y Iflmmrred Dulrlmtr

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Amencan t.-.d,uon, IlOl for lilt no~dty of II, but to II1uw.te the potential of the In' aRunent And .Iso, of COllI'§(, for lood 1I*",n! and fun p1a)lI\! What dulclmc'r5 do

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My rom dukllner , .f1('r ,"" one I billie fOf my5Clf. "'as bu Ill for me by Sunhe.nh In 1975_ 1(1 ~ull my (&\'OOle , a beauuful InW\lment Unul I had others, I e.med It evayoo.-he~ But it'isodam well -buIlt that II'S too he.vy to be COIIiKkred ponabk In 1980 I &ot • spttial one from Malcolm DaI!"~ lhat ~Ighl$ only I) pounds nils year I've beI:fI dom! so many QOnCeru that rw bct1I u~.nl the [);alg"~ almost e,,' cluslwly due 10 lIS portalnht) 1 .Iso hive an ,n~Nment b,ull by PhIl Mason m 1977 lhal1w)\lSIlilt right rlw.:1(nUICI for daoce,band pl'ylng . And I have I very old mSIrumc:nl, bIlllt m upslalc Ne'" York In maybe 1870, t hat the Sunhearth pwplc restored for me ,

That ~ .. ncd .~ • pan)' ik!n SlOne of Montrmc , I'l:nnsylvama had • sugg~tlOf1 ont year Ihat • bunch of people' ... ho wert IntereJled In hammered dulcuTll:rs gel IOJCther for. " 'eclend pany John KIn~c !IIIUes/cd "1: do 11 al lhe churd! .. hert he Nnl the Cnnberry CorrecOOu$C We 111vucd everyone ..-c: couLd Ihlnk of When pcopkshowed up, we pul~' .. WqI !iChcduk on the spot II rot. hule bu man: fOlTl'lalIl$ the years ""CDt along, bul II', alII nothllli hke a fC$llval 1'\1: done the ham~ dUKm'ICr prognlDlmng for ~ven yean in. row, liD ror 1 984 I 'lIIgl~lIIg II' rest BUI theGa/henng 11101nl on, lhough II's July 271h to 291h thiJ year ,

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aDd you Jusr mtnUoned ,'our SI~nlS, An! then! . ny probIetm: or situa lions that are common to bqinning 5t~nb' When 50mtb0dy II uartln! 10 pl.y the hammered duK.mer , the first IllIng I usually observe .s ItuII they're .fnid of it A hammemi dulcm-.er never hll.l back Yoo shouLdn'I be .fnld of mak,ng mlSlakes ... hen you Jlan, bIlt • 101 of people are taec:.u$C' " wrong lIOIe" docStl't go .w.y mstandy If you 're n&lll ,handed , IheR 'u 1('mptl11011 to fnor your nghl hand bcc,u$C thmp ~ eas~ for you that ..... y. 8uI don 't, You 've SOC 10 uart from the: very belln",nlto iCl 0111 ofINI "*>II and play equally WIth boIh hands I think the: hammered dukllt1er has a very w:cp k.rDlnl ClINe" hell )'011 fil1-l SII down \0 It You can leam 10 play 5Q1T1C-

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Why learn Dulcimer from Homespun Tapes?

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REVIEWS Itt: NA ISSAi'lU ; UULCIM£K: Coo rl lind COLlniry 1}/lIIcei Amngcd by C!It· ric Crompcon f-kl Bay P\Jblicauons

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S,nce: the da ...·n of revie ...·s. c"tlC~ hale enJO)'cd us.ng the IItlt of. book or pia) or moVie 1lI'"00hcr creat,,'C ..."Qrl. as pan llI'".n ofthcmllqllC . (THE BOAT ~n~ ) Lornunc has gll'en thIS reyle ...·er IlIat opponu-

This IS II charmmg. u)t'ful collection of Rcnai ~ulK'c dance tUlleS arranged for mounlliln dulcHllCT. anracli\'cly wnncn and IUustrakd The Prdace bricny out· lines the origins aoo development of Rcnal~ dance music. The Introduc tion clearl) uplams playl~1! lechm<turll The: d;lnCCS In: categori zed by Orlgm (Coon or Country) and ltv..] of diffKulty (6 j)c,S'"IlIng. 10 intermediate. 5 ad· vanced). 8cginncn . fur noL .. llN: ud vanced ones are not technically dlfficu ll . Ju~1 11 bit It1(lI'e corllplcx. One ofthc book'~ mos t admi rable fC/I\I,lre s is thai the arrangements art' models of fingermoVCmml economy. cmllltfltly pla)'ablc Although !ie"era] tLinings~Llscd . • 50f the 2J M'\e(1J()11S are In the ]-5-8 r' M,,,oly· dian" ) IUm",. malnl! lhe boo&. II ,.,onh· ...·hlle In'~Slmcnt .. /!ether you belong to !he Easkmcr'~ ~hOOI of ..... h.atll1Olk wll " 'c tunc to now: or lhe: ~Iunt 1110 D·A-D alK! Ic~yt II thert" approadl favOrtd by most WC$! Coasl playcrs. (Whal do Mld weslemers do?) llIC tab is large. e~sy 10 read; but I .... ,sh mU)IC notDtlon and chords had betn IncllKlc:d llICn lhe labCQUld ha~c betn u!iCd as an aHJ only •.. ~n nccllem ...-ay to begin or Imprtl~e muslc-read"I! skIlls. Abo. siandard nollllOIl 1I'0uid ha~e helped others. ~h as)'QU1 fnclK!ly!oral reconItr playel. 10 JOIn In M s. Crompton IS obviously ... ell in formed and lremendously tllihusiastlt aboul her wbJCCt; ~ has gwtn us • lovely

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Madtllnc M.-Ncll IhI1Mtoru. VA

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KIcking Mule, over the la~1 euuple of years. has reka!iCd II number of lap dulcimer recordi .... lIh emphasIs 00 West COOSI lapdulclltltr Sf)ks , W,th Dc"" Murrhy') TIMJ>AN album ....·e gt"tl ... ondc:rful WCSf

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We sp«Jalize in books. records of trotdltlon ... ' musk of the Us. C... nacbi. ... nd the British Isirs. We hOIIve kits for ""~red <lind mounuln dukJm~ <lind bodhr... m . We £ell autoh.lrps. P"~ plprs. concft"tlnas. bones.. tin whistles. OC<llrlnas. recorde", bouzoukI.

Co.sI hammer dulcimer player (and buil deT; In IU1 all Irish album . The Ihln) -I"'"O tUIllt5 on Ihlrteen cuts are all mstrumc:nlal. and all .... ,th up froot hammer duklmcr They provide: a marvelous UlInlplc: of lhe hammc:r dulclmer's nalurdl affinlly wllh Irish mu)lC . Denis Mu'llhy's "fec I"' forlhe "'... ~..: II nght .... the buuo<> and the ~p.r"ed bac~up of liddle. mandolin. glillar .... h.)tl.e. P'IlJlO.nd bodhran enhanl:e the: teJ.lull' and brong about a truly !oIlIsfymg 5QUnd MU'llhy'i pla}lng.s cle:;m and ckar.!iO Ihal those .... Dnllng to learn the tunes should noI have much trouble pickrng them out J.gs. reds. hornpipes. O'Carolan.. they're: all here If you're Into Insh ~ndI or hammcr dulcimer music. th.) IS an album you .... ill tum to again and again Denl) Murphy's solid and 5.JI.nttd IXrformanc!: shines throughout Ihl~ complttdy hstcnable rtrordrng

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AITURE DAYS. the album Jadel Inus. containS ~old IlIntS and dance m}lhm). love !iOIlgs and sound le\lum from Irt: tand. Europe and We~t Afn · ea" .. an apt descnphofl of a plcaSllntly CCcla:lic album thai highlight) thi: ham · mc:rdulc .mcr to good advantage m >cvcllIl d.vclW styles of music . S,de; one opens w.lh an utrtnlely )klw. harmonically IntereSling rendition of CaroIan's ElrlllwrPflUlkrrl , fotlo ...·oo by a h"dy IIn'l", fa]!iO by Carol:m but ).mply des.cnbtd hen: lIS an ~ I rish mc:lody") . Ms . Mofrac" s dtlrl!:htful variauons on S.~IIJ 'J Rul an: ample proof thaI It I) "fun 10 play", as she I1Olcs. A ocauhful Celtic hallad 1$ f(lilowed by a tk'licDle lullaby (01" psaltery and ~anlck form~

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CLASS I CA l. GUITAR M US I C Adapted and Arn n gr d ro r 01,1 1· timer Randy W.I~rnson Camp Vcn:lt. AZ ThI s "'ell-<oncel\"ed collecllon contains 13 selechons; 4 adapted from Fem~ndo So,.- (1778· 11139). 5 from Matteo Carra~)1 {1792 - 18531. and 4 from Ferdlnando Cilru lh (1770· 1841) . In hIS Introductory commc:nts. Randy nplalll$ thai '"Ihe purpose of Ihls proJI:CI IS co Inlroduce lhe arpeggio. or bruLen ehord. as used on the guitar." ~h: funher commc:nlS thai chert: can hardly be a beller mc:thod than by studying Ihe i~strucllonal pieces of the halian vinuoso g""tansts that fir..1 firsl fully utili:ted the tonal quah hltS of the 6-)COn, gUlllIr The plC~ ""en: culkd from rn_ structlon.l numbcn ntha than from tun cc:n .... orls ... k,ch are 100 rnvol,·td f~ the dukimc:r (i .e . ~ eyc:ru.nge5 and chromal":. Ism). It IS assumed by the autoo..thalthc reader is familiar with boIh staff noIll/on and sUindard dulc'mer lablalUIl'. (T1lc 'lab" I) ....rlllen f~ J·stnng duiclmc:r.) On ChI'

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basiS, the bool. appu~ beSI )lined for those who ha'e prt~iou)ly learned finger· picked tunes, wllh chords. fron t:dJlalUre: However, I ftCOffimend 1\\0 any dulcimer player eager to upand hl slltc:r under· standing of the dulcnna·s caplblhh~

The DULCIMER DISORGANIZATION OF GREATER WASH INGTON (DDGW, for short) is gelhng more organued-bul nol enough 10 hurt us much We don'l h3'e 3 prnldenl. S«ft'. taty or lrenurer, bul .someho.... .....e gel lognher Irregularly for g3lhcnngs, camp01.11$, and pocluct. dmners. E'·cI)OIIC is en· OOUniged 10 tnt hold and ~ something Morgam«dM That happens frequently enough to hold OI.Ir Interc:sl 'The mem· bC'nlup has gro ....-n to about 500 Since DOOW's beglnmng m 1980, Our biggest cvenl of 1983 ....'as a campOI.It at Ccdan-ille Slate Park In MlU)'land on the .....bor Day .....ecl:end . DOOW ....-as IWlgned • " Ioop" of cilmp5ncs. Wor\. . shops wcre: held all day for hammer and fre:ned dulcImers and aUlOharp. The campfire: entertainment for the ...·hole part was provided by DDGW E,·cryOllC had so much fun wc wanllorcpelltthl s c,"cnlncAt Lttbor Day. Check wnh us latcr losc:c if we gel it orgBn,ud.

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The FoIkhfe CenleT of tho: I..J.brary of Con· gren announces , new publicallon, FOLKLIFEANNUAL. isdllC inthe f,1I of 1984, The ANNUAL will be, roIl«tlOll of"thc uwiillonat CJ,~IYI: life and cut· tun: of the Unllcd SUIteS. The cdnon. Alan Jabbour and James Hardin, hope lhe publication wtll promole M.KIy of Amo:~' kan Folkhre and will consitlcr articles on any Upttl of folklife in the US. Info: Edl' tors, FOLKLIFE ANNUAl., Pubhshmg O1Ttce, Ubrary ofCongn:ss, Wa.~hmgton, R

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FoIlo"""1 an: Ideas from singer Da\'e Welnlardcn to help others be eff«hle 50Ilglclidcrs n" Ii n:pnnlC'd from THE BA RD CII ORD Songmakers Newsleuer (Sherman Oals. CAl and IS K'iCd "'llh per. ml~slon

Know Ihe SO"g you' re aboul 10 le~d · ... COLD LIJ.e lhe 50Ilg EnJOymo:nl is o:<"l1lglO\l) TaLc enough lime to leach the pan lhe audoc:nce ""ill Sing unul 1\ CAN be ~ng Even anCf the IiOIlg IS Slarled. " IS IIC\'Cf

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tOO late to leach lhe chorus &&lin, ('S. pecially If ,11 of the audience is 10 sing [)on'1 ()\"er'lntroducc tho: 50Ilg or be ()\"Cf· talkame . Be In conlrol at all 11Il~. Keep a steady beat DOlt'1 change II or allow II 10 be chanecd by lhe audience Don'I be afr.ltd 10 SlOP lhe SOIIg If needed. If Ihen: 15 a di scT\'pancy of \'erslon~ of a parllcul:u- song. mne an effot110 learn lhe KIng u usually done. or leach the one you an: dOing If it IS diffeT\'nt A\OId song sheets. They ""II gel I'llOO' IlIenllOll than you '" III AdJuSl tho: J.ey 10 tho: grovp Use tho: capo. and don'l be afraid 10 change tho: J.ey If nccdcd. desplle the fXllhal " we Ilwll)') do Ihal In C. BenalurlIl PhomllCssshows, Don'1Iry10 be cule , unlns you lin: cute! M

Be wllh lhe audlCnce, no! agamsi lhem If you'n: tempted 10 say. "C'nlOll, ",halsa malla?". it 's probably you ",halsa maua 000'1 be hostile, be ni«. Comphmenl lhe audoc:nce on a job well done. Applaud them 100

The Hammers alld NOlers Dulcimer Society (HANDS). a suburban WIISh.ngton , OC based group of IhIkllTler fnench and plaY(I"$. seeks IJulcmcr People from all O\'er 10 JOm tho: HANDS famll)" llam· mcrcd and lap dukll11C'r enlhuslUb of all le\els arc tnvlted We J.«p In louch through a newsletter .Iut~'e InfOfTl\lI mu~1C plhmnp. and have T' Mlln) avadable h 's a lot 1)( fun w,lh RlCC people For mfonnaliol. pkasc conllCl FT\'d DIrt!. 41 9 Pa r k Road. Rockville , M D 208S0 (30 1)279·1928.

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1984 EVENTS CALENDAR Organizing the Eve nls Calendar is fun . almost like receiving seed cata logues when there is 8~ o f snow o n the ground . We visualize the events. wis hing we could ane nd them a ll. If you live close to an even t . consider volun teering your he lp. especially if th is is the fi rst or second ycar fo r Ihe celebration. T o ou r knowledgc. we have listed all of th e dulc imer evcnts th rough mid-Jul y. The J uly DPN will have listings for late summer and fa ll . We've included other festivals in the clllcndar. Although they llren't specificall y dulc imer eve nts. you will proba bl y fi nd workshops and performances to your li ki ng. If yo u kno w o f nice fcslivllis in you r pan o f the country (or in your country!) which are gc nc mll y less-known. please

MAY

APRIL April 14-15

Natick, MA

For our dance fans. NE FFA offers a p~rtidp.atory dall(C. in.truclion. dalll;e pcrfonnaoct's. oonct'rt) . .... orl.:shops. and siorytelhn g. In fo: SU$an Ellx-rgt'r. 54 CSt .. Frammgham , MA 01701.

weck.end of

Aprit 27-29

1\.by 6

Birmingham. AI.

t lth SOUT HER N AI'PALAOIiAN DULCIMER FESTIVA L is D galhenng of dulcimer mak.ers and pla)'er.; fe3tunn~ jamming. sales booIh s. and 3 concen. In 路 fo: Ch3rles El hs. 600 Caha!);, V311t') Rd . Helena. AI. 350SO-(205)98t1-0-l78

Mountain Vk' ..... AR

7th SO UTHERN REGIN AL DULC IM ER CONVENTION held at Ihe Olmi; Fol ~ Cenler. Frcllcd ~nd hammerdukl1ncreon路

April 27-29, 1984

It'SIS. worl.:sllops UndCOfK'ertS . lofo: OZllrk Fol k Center. M1. View. AR 72560(SO I)2b9路38j l .

April 27-29 F~aturing:

6th GREAT BLACK SWA MP DULCI MER FESTIVAL held Indoor.; at OhiO State Un .. Lima Campus. Cooccns. won..shops of itt kinds. OJlCn S1age. jammmg. dealeN. In fo: ~hchaet Wildermuth. 3160 Zurmchly Rd .. Lim a. Oh 4 j806(419 )999-6461 or Su~an Porler. 4240 Cimpu s D r .. Li ma. 0 1-1 4:180" (419)228-2641. eR 254 .

Riliph l-tt Smith Ikmnl~

Carol

Maddir MIKNeil

Dkk and Anne Albin Just Frirnds RulT"'lIt~r String Rand K~Us ... aler Medallion K~\'ln

1.11011. 01-1

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April 28-29

Boston. MA

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II'< Ohio S .. lr V_horsily UId u.... Tomni<al CoIlottt. Uma. Ohio.

For

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inrormation. ron taf1 :

Mkhael Wildermuth J I60 Zurmehly Rd . Lima, 011 "S806

3rt! aJlnual FLOWER C AROL DULC IMER fEST IVA L. Wurht>vp:. ~nd J~II ' sessions for nlln. and ham. dukuller tu,'ers or all skill lewis. Good mU~lc . (!ood food. $ales booIhs. and eH~nmg concen Info: (617)623-6748 e"cs and .... ~nd~

419-999-646 1

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Roscoe Village's 10th Annua l

DULCIMER DAYS / May 19-20, 1984 "Ohio's largest Dulcimer Festival!"

contests/workshops/ exhibits/jam sessions Activities · will take place in the lake Park Recreational Area Pavilion , a

short walk from the shops , exhibits and restaurants of Ohio's restored canal town -- ROSCOE VILLAGE!

Camping and motels located close by.

located on Ohio State Route 16/83 near the junction of U.S. 36

in east-central Ohio. INFO :

* Eight categories of ccrnpetition for trophies. Last year's Grand Champion: Alan Freeman

of Grantsville, W.Va.

Roscoe Village , 381 Hill St .• Coshocton , Ohio 43812 (6 14 )622-9310

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JUNE

May E"ents Continued,,,

Ma)' IO-IJ

C incinna ti , O Il

APPALACHIAN FESTIVAL hrld at the Conventl(lll C(nteT', fealull.'J C'(IIltlllUOU~ tradltlunal mu~.~, o:r"fI), c"h.b ... ()oo~, dl:monStrallons. and ...mshops The Cln· cuman DuklmeT Club " 'III perfonn and dl:mon5lme Info; Oak Mason, PO. 801 9')6, CIIIClnnlll, OH 4.5201 (.51J)62 1· 3032 or (.513)87 I-026J (lean mcssa!lcj .

2nd OLDE·TY ME MUS IC FEST. spoo· 50fUI by the OhIO Ikpanmem of Natural ROOIlI'ttS , fealUIl.'$ an open Stage. wor\ .

JUnt 15·· 17

'-!Kill. 0 11

Jun., 1·3

ihops. jim

~ions.

sqlWC' dance. and dIsplays. Info: Malabilr Farm SllIle Part. Route I. L.ucas. O H 4434J f4 19}892-

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Kansas Cily. KS

3n1 LONE STAR STATE OULCIMER C HAMPIONSHI PS ft~lum ronlfms for min and h:tm dulcuner pla)·(r'.\, an) and cnfts fair, " 'orkshops and cOlK:Cns. Info; Dana Ha!l1illoo, 9().1 ll oo)tOl1 , Arllnglon. TX 76012-{817)27.5·3872 , May 1'· 20

Junt 8· 10

Cos hoclon . O Il

10th DULCIMER DAYS ....ESTIVAL ",,11 be hrld!l1 hlSiooc

R~

VIII'ge and fu· turu musICal tompcllUOI1, upm stille, Cl ' hib,l$, and worl.shopi . Info: Roscoe Vii · lalle Foundation, l i I HILI St" eo.J>oclurl, OH438 12

May 20

C()!;by. TN

81h COS BY DULCIMER AND HARP CONVENT ION. sponsored by Ihr Fo'~ LlfeCenterof thr Smoki<'s. feillull.'s ....00.. ihops and roncens for min . and ham dul · cinw:rs and harpsofal1 vancues. ln fo: Folk u fe CenleT' of lhe Smokld, P.O. 80" 8.

CO!iby. TN 37722. june ' · 10

Louis,·i1It. KY

t:.stflli Park. CO

3rd SPR ING fESTIVAL sporuomI by the louisville Dulc'meTSoclCtywill be hrkJ at Flrmlngton HI 5Iorlc Home Mu seum WoRshops for mIn and ham dulcImers. arts and crafts booths. Il.'freshmc:nb, and ooncen Info: louIsville DuklnlC1' Soci· ety. P O , 80a 4134. louuvllle, KY 40204, or J.orr;ua Carrier al (8121288·

2nd COLORADO STATE DULCIM ER FESTIVAL AND CONTEST futull.'s .... III alio:hlK)ll 10 C<Jn. arts and cnfts ceru and ronlCsts , Info: Aat Mountain Dulcimer Co .. P O. Bo~ 3988. Estes

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3rd C HARLOTTE: FOLK FESTIVAL. al latta Pl antatIon Park. fUlures worUhopS and cona:ns of mIn. and ham . dulcimers

~bJ' 27· junt 2

Mldny. KY

rest,,·..

PItt. CO 80517 (303)586--6721 jUII\!'

C harlottt. NC

lrd KENTUC KY SU MMER DANCE SCHOOL offen; worl:shops and classt3i In lhedance, music. and folklife t1lIdmonsof Kentuct~. Info: leslie Auxier , 144.58 Louisville Rd .. Frankfon, KY 4060 1(.502)223· 1700.

Ikoo)olI , AZ

SOUTHWEST DULCIM lR DAYS AND TRADITIONAL MUS IC FESTIVAL fea . tures works'ops Ind eoneens. Bnn! camplll! !lur. food. and ICC Info: South... esl Dulcimer Days. Route I. 80"

42·C, Benson, AZ 8.5602 f6(2)624·66-l6.

81h DULC IM ER DAYS FEST IVAL. spooson:d by Ihr PrIllnt' Du lc,mer Club. .... ,11 be hrld at II'Id,an CItt~ Pari. & Rtc· reatlOll C(nter III ()o,'erlaoo Par!.; , KS. F(a· lures works hops. coneens. and Olher eV1:nts fm: 10 the publIC. Info: Dortxhy May, 7324 Canterbury. Prairie Village. KS 66208,

G lt n Ro.w. TX

TOOl ' bal'ld~.

as .... ell as othcr foil

clogging and country Ilanelllg. and foil cnrts. Info: Manlyn 1'nC\'. ,5,301 Alua Road. MauM"'5, NC 2810.5 (7~~8-I74229

JUnt 2·3 May II · IJ

1n~ltUmcnb

dOli.' ICOU'i-llC ensembles and

Unit

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Junt 16-- 11

Puulthkf'Cpo>le.

NY

71h C LEAR\\IA T£RS GREAT II UDSON RiVER REVIVAL features ;lCh~nlCS for c hIld ren. crafls, envlronmen lal ... orl shops, pu ppcl~~, mU)IC and dancing. In. fo: Hudson R, ver Sloop Clearwaler, I II Markel SI. !>QughL.eepslC. NY 12601 (914)4.54·7673 JUne'12· 24

"I ut MI . l.at.,. NY

NO R T H EAS T DULC IM ER SYM· POS I UM fealuru workshops, duo CU"'OIIS, :and pnvak Ie""",, for min and dulcime~ . Info; 8 arb True~. 24 south St • Ikthcl. CT 06301 (203)744. 7166.

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Ju lW 23-24

Ht,trl,.

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CA

4th SU MMER SOLSTlCI:. DULCIMER AND TRADITIONAL MUS IC FESTI· VAL Will be held al Gll.'ystone PIn. WoO:shops In IMlrumental muSIC, SOIl!, md Ilaoce Concern and much more , IlIfo: Callforni . Tntdlloonal MUSIC SocIety. 44{)1 Trancas Place. Tanana. CA 913.56 (2 13)342-7664.

RO C KFORD TRADITIONAL FOLK M US IC .' ESTIVA L

A ugul t 18 a nd 19, 198<i Midway Villa!le, Rockford Museum Cenl~ Rockford , IL Contael: Rock River Friendl of Folk MUlie P .O. Box 1585 R ockford. IL 61 11 0

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STATE CONTESTS

WaI",:"Valirr unctioNd

FREE WORKSHOPS

2ndAnfllJai Colorado State

FREE CONCERTS Among ....'"

Dulcimer festival

otht<. ,"",,0..,11 bt ~ .••

DOUG BERCH. BONNIE CAROL. RIJSSELL COOK R.t.NOV WILKINSON • MAOELIHE MKNE IL

• Inl_. " To ... c..th M"cII E....... to. Can""I." • Old l..nioned II"", t.11i"ll OOtltHt. • Goopol iom _ion on SundoV mo<n,"II All h_ni"ll in downtown E'1*f Ptrk, 1It_.... 10 ..... iIi~nl R""kV MountaIn Nlli"",,' PI'''. Fn'nol l nl Of .... tion Wille .. OUlci .... ' ,~"

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JUNE 9 & 10

Ac><oml'l>Odo,ionl 0<

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ESTES PARK, COLORADO 80517

SOUTHWEST DULCIMER DAYS and TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

JUNE 15,18 &17 featuring

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• MADElINE MacNEIL 'JAY LEIBOVITZ LOIS HORNBOSTEl

.. . workshops ,~mounl"n and .hammered dulcm", I.echnlque . consl"~llOn and mOle gUilar wo,kshop . 1m whIStle WOlkshop

CONCERT UNDER THE STIRS

SATURDAY SUNDAY· GOSPEL MUSIC GET TOGETHER

BRING CAMPING GEAR. FOOD and ICE

FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE SAN PEDRO !\lVER VALLEY ( CASC AJlE L CQKMUNITY) ON OUR

5 ACRE HOMESTEAD _ 24 MILES NORTH OF BENSON . AZ ".......

* f'OO D BOOTH AVAlLABLl PART OF WEEKEND AND SUNDAY PAOCAKE BRUNC H. SPONSORED BY THE

rca rtnmCII IlIr'OlIII,n ..

SIS IC.1.UDC1 WEElEND PUS It, SOUTHWEST t.-uc il,.~

, AlWMeI T1CU1'S WIll n ;

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June [ve n ts Co nlinui:'d ... July J une 29-July I

Alban,.. NY

OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUS IC AND DANCE. Info: Old Songs . Inc .. P 0 B o ~ 197, GUIlderland, NY 12()8.1

RooM . NC

7111 APPALAC HI AN DULC I MER PLAYING WORKSHOP al A~lxll,an SUIC UnIVersIlY_ Daily t"laslin f(ll" begmnm lO.dvanced pla}CIS Colkst' CtWlI lS anllabk Info: Dr. WIlham Sptnt'cr. MIjIlc Dept .. Appala.hlan Siale UI .. Boonc' . NC 28608 (7~)262-J02(). J uly 7·8

Bar lIarbo!-. ME

4th OOWNEAST DULCIMER FEST I· VAL fUlures ...·(II"kshops . opc:n stagc. saki booIhs. and an c"cmng COllin dance Info~ Song of the Sea, 47 Ww SI . B:ar H.rtlor, ME ().l609 (207)288· 5653

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121h AUGUSTA H ER ITAGE ARTS WO RKS HOP is a fh·c wed procram In lhe music. dan«. foll;.lon: and CTIlfrs of Appalachip , Courses al'a,labl". In mlU , arid ham . dulcimcr Info: Augusta Worlshllf)) , Davi$ &. Elkins Collcgc, Elkins. WV 26241 (J().i)6J6.()006 July 19-22

JULY Jljly 2-6

I s..Au ~USC

E'·art . MI

Thc non·elcetrlficd M US ICAL FUN FEST sponsored by the Ongmal Duieullcr Pla)'e rs Club fcatures work shop<> . con· ecru. urld sh!ldc tm: plekln '. Info: iiCrId SASE to L..con Goodall . 3 15 Maple St. Comstock Par~ . M I49321 Jul)' 21 -22

Rio GranH . 0 1-1

Tile DULC IME R FESTIVAL al Bub Eyan~ Fann fcacu~ roncesh, ""orl~ , conccns, and open Slagc. In fo: Dulcml('r Festiyal, UO~ 330, R,o Cromie:, 01 1456701 (6 1")24j-jJ05 July 27. 29

Ilinjthamton. NV

Dr. Fealljl'C$ 11ft 1';orLs.hop:s. concm, and open Mage. Info: SUUllnc Kalcs. 56 Durfee Hill Rd .• IIhaca. NY 14850. Jul y 28-Augu~t"

l'1ymouth , MA

Pinewoods Camp features sevcn n:slden· tlal partlClpalory ... «k5 In danct:, mu)1C and folk Ion: "'oll MusIC Week ,s Jljly 28-AljguS! 4 Info; COUnlf) Dmce and Song SocI('I) of Amenu. 505 E'ghth A"c .• Ncw yoo . NY 10018.

AUGUST Augusl 2.5

G r tt'MOOro. NC

9thGU ILDOF AMER ICAN LlJTH1ERS CONVENTION IEX II IBITIOt.: " '111 be held at GUIl ford College. Domlli ory rooms and mtal s a~ a~ a , lablc _ Info ; David and PC:UY Sheppard, 708 S EI~m A,·c .. Gm:nsboro . NC 27403 (919)272. 5259.

Tllc 81h CRANBERRY D U LC I .... ER GATHERING ... ,11 be held II the: Un· ivcrs:.hM UU'lllfian Cilun'"h on R'l crsKlc:

~~~ FARM

Dulcimer Festival JULY 21 ·22, 1984

A WEEKEND OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC! EVERYONE INVITED. FREE ADMISSION. FOR MORE DETAILS WRITE: DULCIMER FESTIVAl. BOX 330. RIO GRANDE. O HIO 45674 OR CALL (61 4) 245-5305

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Augusl Ennis Continued ... August]"5

August tH· 19

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2nd ROC KfO R D TRAD IT IONAL FOLK MUS IC FESTIVA L w.1l be held at lhe Rockford Museum unler In Mid .... ) V,II. Info Rocl R,.'cr Fncnds of foil MUSIC , PO Bolt 158). RocHon! . IL

Louls\i1Ir, KY

9th KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND al lroquo,s PaR; Dlyllll'lr "'oO<)hopS for musICians. lbnccn and Cllkn, smgrD and ~OI')'lclkn Evrnlnf ~"'II."'") IlIfu_ lroqools Amplmlll'aler AISOC,. eiO Meeru Parks. P.O DOl )7280. Loo.s~,IIc. KY

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Sfptrmbtr 28-30

Wlnsled , CT

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2nd AUTU MN IiI W DULCIMER .. TIVAL w,lI be: held at Camp Sequlsscn

and ,,,,, lldcs eoneens, Ill·kvrl "or\.;' dIops, and danc'lng Fnl(' OII·SI\C eampml. food on premisn. bunl house spaces. leln·IO$, Info: Aulumn HIlls Dulc,mcr Fe!li".I.P.O, Bo). 807 , Winsted. CT

06098 (203))79-9857

40BJ (S02)459.()44(l_ August 11·1 8 Lan;.

In

Mr lMlodno. CA

TION frawm; losh. Amcncan. h"emh . Middle Eastcrn ~1Id OIller mu"e , Info: Lan;. In IIIl' Morning. 8Q). 1176. Mendoci· no. CA 9.s4W (707)964-556') AIIIlII~

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CIr"r lalMl, OI1

2nd NO RTIl COAST FOLK MUSIC fESTIVAL fealute~ In!olnlcllooal !>('lnl' nan. tlcmon)IIlIIIOfI~, atId a ConL~n Info_ Ferns Anthony, DI~lslOll of Conllnulng Educallon, CSU, Clndud. 011

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The futivllJ lis li ng below was received too late to c1B.88ify. Please don' t forget to Il ue nd.

the Morning MUSIC CELESRA·

INSTRUCTION BOOK ....

WinOtld . KS

I3lh WALNUT VA I.LEY H oST IVA L ",,11 fcolUR: dally ront'cn,. l'IioO.shops. and tonl~IS. N3uonal nlln and ham dul· elll'lrr .;QrIleSlS arc 1""ludcd Inro Bob Redrord. W.lnul Valley A"o;oc: ., Bo;n 2JS. Winne/d . KS 67156 (JI 6)221 -)lj()

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1'01.)' 11 Chapd llill, NC The FLATI.ANDS SPRIr>:G DULCIMER DAY featull's ... orLshops aod a tonccn ","h!..eo Kn-I/.ncr Info; Ann Landin. Rt I. 80'\ lO IS, MOM'ure. NC 27SS9(9 19)966-]]81 (\\vn.) or (919)542.5654

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Larkin 's D",'clm~,. Book combines ove,. .lO of her whlms/callflLlSlrat/ortS with her arrange· ntellts of 23 tmdfl/onal h.m~ (InCluding 7 duets). stef>by·step Inst,\jctlons. eK:Jmples and charts.

A companion cassett e. Is ke.yed to the book and features Larkin pe.rformlngall the. songs up to tempo as well as playing all the songs and examples at a prac tice: tempo. 'This book Is the ned best thing to haulng an IIlstructor present, whether you are a pure nOt/Ice or lOOking for help In more aduanced techniques." - f:lllo U Hancock, Oz.ark rolk Center

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Appalachian Dulcimers An Inlt niew With •.•

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o by Mark Biggs Cape Fair. MO Good t o·t nlng, Mr. 81",. May I a ll you Mark1 Ccruin ly , by

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~ down 10 buslMSS IlIfn. Would you It II '" , lillie ,boul how you IOC started playi ng lilt mountain duklmtt1

I beheve Ibr first Imx I saw. dulcnner ..... bac:l "I 1974. dunn. my 1in;1 yor I I Ibr Umvcnny of Ch IeIlO. A fnend InIrOduced me 10 the Instrument . and IlIi1) years bier I finally bruin: dovnund boughl my first $6Odllicnner. It b«InIC my once: 01' IWice • month mcchtatlOll tool and Gfficial beneath -Ihe-bed -duSl -broll<1)ll«tor Beheve il 01'Il0l. In allig lime/had never met InOthcrdulennerpla),er,.nd I cemu nIy had no good Idea how lhe Instrumenl \\'U supposed 10' be tuned or !U)·td II took • map reiocatlOll Go·cntn and • dwM:c: mc:ctlllg With an aUlhor-gllllmSt 10 finally get me deeply 1II1at;~ m thedultimer. I was worlunl IS In ISSI",nt cdllor 011 • UTllII Pf6I hltrary quantrl )' OUt of Parili when I met and became fric:nds .... ,111. fellow named Tilus. He pllyed lunar and I WIS soon O'vercome w,lh lilt des ire 10' makc mllsic:. As it 50 lIappencd.the IWO O'f liS tnIvelcd south ..... ard 10' GItttt shortly after I hid my duk:imerscnltO' r-.c: from the U.S. II was thcr'c . on the _IMide of Crete. in the ,mal l ....·lIucwasht:d fish.", vililce O' r 10110 Gah", ( meanml HO'ly SertMy) that I bcgan 10 play the dulcimer in carne$I . For1l1n;1ldy Ibr Cn:uns had no man: idel O'r how the dlllcnncr was Slipposed 10 sound tban I. 50 !hey provided I cordill . If IlOl aJlOgCIhcr cnliMlliMlK', 111_ dience upon wh ICh 10' pcrfca my new <nit.

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o Almost from the Slart ......e began play ing in I small lreasy spoon CIIfe for dlnocr. drinks and Ihm- dollars a ni l hl apu:ce Playing In (rool Gf I li ve 3wilcnce \\'Hlhe bcSI tiling thai cou ld have happened 10' me. nellt 10 pllylnl with someot'Ie .... 110 knrw about mllSK' and was able to yc ll Ionl and Ioudenougll unlill began 10' liSlen lind hear the sounds I "'~ making . T illl§ taughl me IIIaI music ;s ., m~1I lhe: ~ brtwn"n the 1IOIC5 H lll1lhe sound of the notC5 _ Hc dIowtd me the ImportanCe of hSlcmn! . always h'llmlng 10 wllat you ' re pI'Yln! For the tonICS' lime 1 ......sCOllwmcd by the men: Itt of pI'y'lII; s"'~pt a"''II), by !he desire 10 perfect my'"'lccrnllquc- I set th,s Willi ~ many dulcimer pll)'ers llIt,r mam tooecm 15 not With mIlSK'. bul ..... Ith lc:unln, thiS lit'll or perfecting thai p&r11CUlat song ,nSlCad O'fl1)'lnlllO fcc:l .... hll!hey are playm,; IlISICad of I1)'mg 10' uprcss ..... hlllhcy are fcelln, through !he,r muSK'

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BOWED PSAL"';;;;'

Ab50l utely! I couldn't ha"e SIIod ,I any bettcr m)'self. Musk isnothlng bul a mathematlc.1 excrcise or an athletic evcnt iflhe emotion.~ .bsent. If )'ou aren 't IlllImalely playmg 10 uprcss your feelings. then you might 115 well JIIII 011 a IIIJlC .nd go ror a joa amund the block . Mllsic is • miracillous cncapslllatlOO of cmot>Oll. II can mue liS bounce w,th JOy and UpccWlon one m0ment Ind leave liS m lears the next . Cerlalnly the emotion mll5l be In lhe musIC 10 belm w,th. and IInfortunately 11 ,sn't alwayl pruenl But when it is. !he emotion

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So do ) '01.1 wns~ yourvtrl rolk musician? No, not ~IJly , I shy away from labels 10 begin wllh , AIS(! my conccpl of ~foll mu ilie" Il radically different from that held by many folks Fo- meCCl1am Beatles' tu,," , along wllh hllndr~h of ocher contemj»TIl')' COlIlpoJCl'li and compos'lIOns qualify for lhe dubIOUS dlSIlnl:llon ofllemg labeled alllhcnllc "folk mllsic" Why dubious? Well. t,ulhfuliy there aren ' l mon) pliICu lefl whell' ~ou can cam a decem living plD~ing folk musIC , BUI lhe polnl I WII$ Irylnglo make IS thiS , Folk mus,c IS not $OIllClhlng thai happened a hundred 01" 110'0 hundred 01" 'lhousand)'CafS 19o II's not an arufacl which a few people are Iry1OglO prcscrve and pctnly and pass on 10 the rUlu~ It IS Ihat, but It'l far I1'IO!'C For me, folk music is • h~,ng, e\ergrow'ng body of music . It's Ihe constanl comment and Intell'hange of people liv10g the,r d.ady lives, Il'rofdmg their elpen ences and feelings musicall) II Illhe most dcmocnllC form of mu.sic: • musIC of the people, for Ihe people, and lIuly from the people I consKkr mosl of my orsmal compositions folk tunes, taln!Cd as they mlghl be b) Jazz and rock . Today 's top 40 IUIIC mly well be tomorrow', Wilth"OOd FI_'f'T , To me that's Ihe beluly and the flttdom of plaYing folk musIC

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'The ~mmo:red dulc,mer so proIR'lICnll) dIsplayed m lhe local H,story Room oflhe ubmy In lhe Village of Sc'Ot:Il\'IIIc. New York. I' m,1c$ south of RochestCT, 's 1m· portantlS an artIfact of pIOneer days. BUI the: dulcImer's greater apflClJ is through '15 ccnltll POS'"01! in a fascinating talc. a Ulle whim reminds LIS of IhI: sp,nt, endunmcc and rcJ;OUrccfulncss of one of lhe: Ii~ flmllleS I() 50euk Ih,s a.n:a of upstllte Ne ... Yorl. Through lhe talc II rernilll\S ~ SUII · .ble memorial 10 ils ongmal O\\'ncr. Eli. 1.IIbclh Garbuu Reed , Tile dulcimcr I1:sides in a glass case:, liS 5Irings loo5e. Its sound board crad,cd , Its luammen miSSing. Its body is <'Omll'\lClfiI of cherT)' and Its luandcrarted tunmg pcp .re let in oak pmblocks II,s dc!;,gncd Wllh a c~fully conSUUClcd JOInl hct ..'ccn the pmblocks and sides that is tapered 10 • blu"t rose. i&III.I ill> """"oJ board is buttJc,,;... WIth I beveled molding. lIS IWO ~tnglc· ptece bridges are ShU intact 'ThcIC 15 a fnglllCfll of ..... haI may have been ..-oodc:n fillagnle remalDlllg In one of the t .. o round sound hoks, Hac " !tIC story of mil dulc,mer'$ fil'$! o.,.. ncr and lhe pan the duklmer played In Ihe earllC$! dJtys of 5I:nlcmenl

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a loaded o~ sled. Like all pion=" fami lies of their day. in that sled tile)' must have brought all their household good$ to stan their new life in an unsenled an:a . Among the household goods was I dul cimer. Ao:-cordi ng to Eliubeth's son. Shelby Reed. wriung in 1880. "'The dultimer was made in the town of ScI1«I. Ontario County. by a lucill ~~lI iu~ .. llO>C n~"1C I ha ve forgotten:'~ Eslllblishing a homestead i. the widerIle$$ of upstate New YOIt did not Otcupy the: father for long. Kentuc ky had been his original dcstlllation in Americl; in I 806 he trBveled alone to that state aoJ then jour_ neyed on toward the Louisiana Purchase. Zachariah Garbull is remembered by his descendents as a highly educated man. lils we$tem adventures included operating a primitive ··muscle.pmpelled·oo(I boat on the MississiPPI. He died of the fever in 1807. and his lUheS were scallered on the MISsissippi. "TheGarbut childrcn . now young adul ts. continued to live in the log cabin on the banks of the Oatk. Cru k where their father had 1eftthem . Eliubeth was housekeeper for her brothers. Fam ily tnKIition gives the young Elita~th and her dulcimer a special place during this period. As the StOl")" is recoumcd by her 501> Shelby in

We can never 1:00"" for sure whattullCS Elizabelh played in th at remarkable encounter. No doubt they "" erc popular airs arld songs that she knew from her childhood in En gland. and dances and marches she had learned upon arriving In America. She mu st ha ve recounted many ti mes 10 her children the 5tOry of playing lhe dukilllCTforlhe l ndian~ . The firM wri t· ten accou nt of the intident. qUO/ed above. is by Shelby Reed. her fifth child. for a Han.·e$t Horne Reun ion in I g80 of "The Western New York Farmer's Club in Garouttsvi lle . A copy of his prepared address is in the Scottsvi lle Free Library. 11M: story has been repeated in print numerous times. A most interesting recount ingof thc adven ture appeared in THE LAOIES HOME JOURNA L of November. 1905. This ven;ion is by the ",ell-known author and illustra.tor laura Miller ",ho was a residenl of SooItsville and who was no doubt very familiar with the story of the Garbutt dulcimer. Slie used the fr.lnlework of a young lady playing an inStrumenl for Indians in • lonely piooecr cabin . but she changed the gitl"s name to Dorothy and changed the dulci mer to an accord ian . Eliubeth !.IIugbt in the log school house in Scottsville du ring the summer of 1805

and married William Reed. a successful young fanner and a natiY1: of Englarld. in 1806. They fat"lTlCd the Ox Bow farm ofthe Wadsworth fam ily for a while in the town of Avon. New York . then bought larld of their own. Their farm adjoined tllosc of Elizabeth's broth e r s just sou t h of Scottsville in the village which was then murK:<! Garbul~ville. after her fam ily. Of El iubeth 's nine children . eight su",ived into adulthood . The log cabin which they originally inh~biu:d and their latcr farmhouse su", i\'ed into the scoond decade of the twentieth century . when they were de· stroyed by fire . Garbutt and Reed desce nd en ts .re still numerous in the 500ftsville area. "The little village. its name shortened 10 Garbtlu. enjoyed a bnef penod of growlh. but now eons.sts only of II few houses atId an abandoned store. The du lcimer remained In the family. though it .seems to MVe been played YeT)" littlc. In a leiter wrillen in 1880. Shelby Reed says " In 1824 mo\h('r's brother. John Garbutt. visited England. Returning the folloWing sprin g. he. brought out suitable wire for dulcimer strings. Mother asked Archibald McVean a distant cousin to help her Sln ng

1880: ·• ...ooc wnny spring moming . when her brothers were away II their ",m. she was startled by a shadow that fell within the open doorway . Turning for the cause. there &lood in mid-floor the tall majc&lic form of an Ind ian in native COStume. "flle moccasined feet gave no warning of approach . "The reticent tongue uttcred no greeti ng. But there in impesturable silcnce he Mood. Alanncd but 001 disconcened. the girl went to her dulcimer arld played 5evCTIllivclyainl. A funivc glance showed that the stoical rigid ity of beT" visitor's face was relaxi ng . ~oftening . Faster. swifter flew the nimble fingers. arld when at length she ceased playi nl. the dark countenance of the warrior bore a plcased arxl.lmost gent1eexpression. Hedeparted with as little ceremony as he tame . Days and weeb paoGed. and ag~ift came the Ind ian. not alone this lime but followed by six of his stealthy. red -skinned tribe . Pointing to the du lcimer. the leader asked in the uniY1:r5lIllanguage of signs. for mu sic. Again the brave girl played and sang her bc$t. arxl 50011 low gUlleral \'oiees and kindly gl~ proved the wild aud ieflCl:; not invulll(Tllble to music.~7

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and tune it. He brought along hi s violin, and jointly they a«ompl isl:ed t/M;: work .·... In 1940 the family took the instrument to The Eastman Sc hool of Mu sic in Roche$ter. hoping someooe there coold help them tune il and met with limi ted success. The rca:nt hiMOf)' of the dulci mer' s case:, also miKle of cherry, i ~ r.llhcr unfortunate. When the Iocll hi stOf}' room was established at the Seousvi lle Free Li· brary in 1970, M rs. Fie ld , an active member of t/M;: Scottsville Historical Society. wanted the dulcimer to be d isplayed. An asso:xiate work ing with her offered to have Scottsville resident and internationallyknown wood sculptor. Wendell Castle. make a display case for the instrument . Cutle c ut offthc top of tlicorigmal carrying ease o f the dulcimer and replaced it with plate glass. In the process he replaced the slots into wh ich the original case lid had titted. The carrying case. thus modified , made a very awl:wanl mounting for the d isplay ofthc dulcimer. because nothing eou ld be seen of the instrument btu ItS to p. In 1912 a large wood and glass d isplay unit waseOl1structed in wh ich the dulcimer currentl y is exhibited. The family has no portrail$ of El izabeth G arbutt Reed. who died in 1838. and none: ~ her music or lKMebooks has survived . Noother mention is made in the family hlSlOl)' of du lcimers or dulcimer playing. 'l11c maker o f El izabeth·s dulcimer re· mains anonymous. but the value that the family must have placed on the instrument 10 bring it with SlJch difficulty 10 an un· tamed region is clear. The tunes thaI wen: played to those anllZed IndiDns will never be known , but the 5101)' and the dulcimer remain as a valuable commen tary on piooecr li fe in New York State .

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1·'------------·· Fllltpickmg"' sunpl y means !f} play with I natpick . in contrast to fingerpi!;"l ing . In pracllce. u also Implies the plCkmg or tndl vidual st rings. as o pposed to lill\lmming every string on every ~at When I play. I usually cr)Il1bine strumUH ng and pi cking <:enain individual llDIes to bnng oot the melody. Prodocmg a dcar, artl!;"ulate melody line i5 the mam ~nc'fit of natpkk,ng A pure Mrumming Myle: can M,lIInd great on JomI' ,u,"""" bulOlhrrplC'lC1"JiCall r...... """"" deli!;"ate treatment wuh !he nght I!and WhIle: fingcl'pf'"lmg can alSQ aa:omplt~h thlli . " doesn·t al"'"llYS pCV'ildt the ,"()Iume one needs. especial ly ",11m playing ",,,I! odIC!" mMrumcnu; or ",hen periolTmng m an unamphrted. situallon . Aalp'!;"l lllg can be I solut1Ofl in these cases. E"cn I,,'cly rlddlc tUIlC!i can ha"e tltelr melodIes obscurtd by I cummon short cuml ng III many dukimer pla)ers· lech· "'ques: overplayIng !he dfQnl'5 . I becamc .wan: of this na'" '" my ollln pla}"'g ... hen ltstening IOllipes I had made . Tapes . by the way, Ire T«:OInmcndcd to proVldt feedback for your o ... n play"'g When yoo an:: invol"cd wIth play"'g a piece . u·s hard to Imen to yoors.elf with any objcc:llvity . Your allention is nalUrully dlll:ctcd to your Icft hand and the fingenngs of tile rrl('lody and/ or !;"hord s . As mucl! u you arc hsten illl, the melody probably SQunds fine to yoo because yoo know how it is ~S4lp­ posed.' to sound . A ISQ. )'00 arc right above the inslNJTlCnl. A hstcncror tape rttOrder five or ten feet alllay may be hearing I'IlO5t· opm drone: stnngs. I th",k thIS IS !he

It tDles a llUle: more p!'IC1lCC to 11m the pIc k at Illdl'ldual Stnngs I"Jlher than hu Ilng every slnnl on cvcry stru m. but the resulting c!eln::r melody I nd man:: tnter· csti ng 5OUrw! Ire well "'OI1h the e(fon Rather than jumpi ng into IU1 actual tunc ... ilh this Idea . I 5ugge5t yoo first try the follOW Ing CIcn:: ,se:5. all done on open stnngs. 'fhe§C "'111 allow you to rocus on lhe nght hand alone and bell I! to acqUln:: or n::finc the t«hntque of natp"kmg . If you don't !ole the ,~a of <lo,ng ucrci~. I S4lggC51 yoo thUll. of these .u Hmcdua.t1OflS for the nglll h:uw,l-! Mal:e sure yoo have . smooth, bacl and-forth stn.mmtnl ~ylc: bwcal ly under control. HoIdl~ gUItar pt("l (or an o"m;,~ pt(l ",hlCh II f.,"OrCd by many duk"llCl'" players Includmg m}selO between the th~mb and lIIdu ( not middle) fingers or 1M right I!lnd Ind try the followlllg l:Ja!it sII\Immm, m)·lhm~.

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Start with four picks in succeuion OIl each SIring • ba~. middle. melody. middle. back to the bass. and so on· jUSllO gtl lhe feel of picking individu al strings .

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In these' patterns your hand direction should always be ahemating: either "001in.out- in", or the opIX/Site but equivalem "in-Olu·in-out". Whether )'oo strum in or out fil"51 is purely a maner of personal style. The most important thing is to be cons;slcnc and 10 ha ve a s m<lDlh. flowing strum. EVlm the hoedown strum. which seems to have twO strums in a row in the same di rection. is really a CQI11inuously alternating pattern: Every OIher in-stroke (or out-stroke. depend ing on )our pe rwnal strumming direction) is liflCd over Ihe strings to main ta in the now and bring the pick back to ils starting' poiR! . ready for , another SCI of strums. Th is is indicated I above wi lh an arrow in parentheses. meaning lhallhe motion is made. but the pick is lifted o"cr the strings. I It's also good to get in the habit of strumming from the wrist. nOi from lhe elbow or shoulder. Watch your right hand and ann as you strum and avoid excess movement . While it is posSible to strum from the elbow. it will be very hard to pid e with any a«ul"ilCy if your motion comcs ffOlTl tt.ere . Finally. you will have a smoot her otrumming and riding 'Iyl" if you allow the pick to angle slightly wllh each "i n' and "out" mOlion. ralher Ihan staying rigidly perpendicular to the mings. I find the bollom or my pick angles bad in on the out·strum, and out on lhe in ·strum . thus reducing the resistaoce of tnc pick as i goes over the stri ngs.

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Repeat each measure as nuny times as necessary to play it smoothly and llCcurate· Iy. Don·, be surprised iftlw: third pattern (one pick on each Wing) takes a bit of practice \0 masteT. Although the diredioo of motioo is the same as If you ..... ere ~ Irumming. Ihe amounl of motion is much snuller and has 10 be more preci!le . 11U5 i) ...·here lI;in8 your enllre ann for the mo'·emem will gel you mto ltollble. A small ",·rist fTIO'·cmem IS much more pre.:isc. You may also ..... anl 10 rest )·our right harM! in some way 10 give il more stability. How you do Ih is depends greatly on lhe cOOSltUCtiOl1 of your ducimer allhe bridge cnd. If there is a liule bit of space 10 the n ght of lhe $addle. you can rcstlhe edge of your ri ght hand. JUS! belo ..... your little fin· geT. there . I do thiS mysel f somellmes. Some pla)e.... locking room next 10 the saddle. resl their lillie finger lip 00 the soundboard (lOp) of the dulClineroothe far Side of the strings. Then agam . !iOffiC dul· cimer pla)er5 arc mnucncc:d by cl assical guilar lechnlque (MOl a bad Innuence. In general!). and .... oul" ~). l"I('. er rest lhe right hand . as it might inhlbu free mOllon. I thmk u 's III right to restthc right hand as loog as il is done lightly. not rig idl y.

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4H Meet Andrea Jernigan. age S. hammered dulcimer student . That baldins pany with her is myselr. Ao)d Ellington. I',-e been giving hammered i!ulcimer lessons to Andrea once a "" eek si oce she cornered me at the annual Latta Plantation Folk Music Festival in Charlotte. NC in June 198) and wanted 10 have a SO Pt the ltammcred dulcimer. She amazed everyone. learning a tune in a matter of minutes and instinctively using BOrn hammers . We were woo ing OIIt the tunc when her mother Donna. a frce-laoce phoIographer. snapped this picture. Now Ar.drea has her own linle ~ammered dulcimer. a 9· ~ble . S-bass inSlrUmcnt only Ig" long . She's

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