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Thread #25806   Message #308116
Posted By: Pinetop Slim
29-Sep-00 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: Dulcimer for dummies
Subject: RE: Dulcimer for dummies
Along with the books, dulcimer festivals highly recommended. In Pawtucket, R.I., area, "Mountain Music in the Ocean State" is set for Saturday, Nov. 4. It runs from about 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (find details on Atwater-Donnelly and Stone Soup web sites), followed by a concert at 7 or 8. Jean Ritchie will be there. Workshop leaders will include Aubrey Atwater, Elwood Donnelly, Heidi and John Cerrigione and a few others whose names don't come immediately to mind. Expect sessions for mountain dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, rhythm, and maybe storytelling, slow jam etc. Great festival, great setting (imagine playing Cotton Mill Girls at America's first textile mill).