Al Hirsch


Location: Washington state
Country: US

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I’ve been play Appalachian dulcimer since the early 70’s. I am one who uses a fiddlestick (noter) and a goose feather.  The picture shows an old dulcimer that a friend carved a goose for the head stock and then made geese using old piano keys.   I mostly play a Fellenbaum and recenty acquired a Beard with butternut wood!  I play a lot for school children using the Dulcimer to play Name that tune.  I also play guitars , ukuleles, and sing!

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Richard Streib
05/21/21 08:55:24PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Al Hirsch to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of friendly folks with much to offer each other. Join the discussions, ask questions and make many wonderful dulcimer friends. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.

Benjamin W Barr Jr
05/21/21 12:35:34PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Al, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.


Jim Fawcett
05/21/21 06:18:57AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey  Al. welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Ken Longfield
05/20/21 10:20:45PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Al Hirsh. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions. Let us know if you have any questions.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."