The Mountain Dulcimer is an American instrument developed by immigrants moving down the Appalachians in the 18th and 19th centuries. From these times this simple 3 or 4 stringed instrument was played on porches and in the homes of the Appalachian region. Through the years it evolved in structure, tuning, and repertoire. Today Mountain Dulcimer music ranges from traditional reels and jigs, to beautiful Celtic aires, and from classical to contemporary compositions. It is played as a solo instrument or in small and large ensembles.
Interested in becoming a Guild Maker? Maybe you've applied and been rejected? Attend our workshop to learn what it takes to join our organization!
Existing Guild Members will take you step-by-step to prepare you for the jury process: how to fill out the application, pass the image jury, and how to compose a body of work.
If you plan on participating, bring at least five pieces of your work and digital images.
Join us in the auditorium of the Folk Art Center 1 - 4 PM.
Next available workshop: late March, 2020. Check back for dates.