That's a great article Rob. It gives an interesting perspective on the mountain communities of Kentucky, particularly the strength of the old English connection. I'm a Londoner who has ended up spending his life in the Highlands of Scotland and mountains of Wales so I can empathise with the draw of the Appalachians to the English. The section on the dulcimer is very instructive, as is the section on whiskey - both are dear to my heart too
Thanks, Rob, that looks interesting. I haven't had time to read all of it yet. If we keep getting rain, I should find some time to sit down and read it.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
BTW, it was Josiah Combs who wrote about the dulcimer once being popular but going out of style. I'll have to find that and give the proper quotation.
Don't know if this has been mentioned on here before; I couldn't find anything about it. Here's a link to pamphlet by Josiah Combs about the Kentucky Highlander. It's very interesting.