Forum Activity for @jane-williams

Jane Williams
@jane-williams
08/09/15 06:50:52PM
4 posts

Have you met other FOTMD's in real life and become friends?


OFF TOPIC discussions

Via FOMD last year I met Ann here in Nova Scotia where we have a cottage.  She was looking for people here who play.  As it turns out she lives in the town where we do our shopping, etc.  We stayed in touch over the winter, I helped her find songs, capo, her double bag from Lee Felt, etc.  Now we seem to be a "club" of two and are tabbing stuff, etc., and will play our second gig at her local nursing home this week.  Great fun - different tunes from my Kentucky club gigs.  Hard to keep up with her (she plays guitar, teaches Uke, sings and is getting a new Autoharp!).  I have met some treasured friends through the dulcimer world in Kentucky, but this new world has been just great as well!  And it has been fun to help someone who is so far from the "mainstream" dulcimer community!

Jane Williams
@jane-williams
04/20/13 05:36:40PM
4 posts

Why So Much American Southern Rural Fiddle Type Music in Dulcimer Jams?


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Your reflection here makes some great points. One of those we'd all do well to remember is not to "play TUNES" but to "PLAY tunes"! Well put. Another great observation is the greater dulcimer community "has become our own thing". The people who come to this community from a great variety of music backgrounds do have a place where we can all feel comfortable learning and enjoying because "the tunes fit the bill"! Thanks for this post.

Jane Williams
@jane-williams
12/29/10 01:02:40PM
4 posts



You probably have Ralph Lee Smith's new book, Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions, Second Edition - it has quite a bit of discussion about West Virginia and CN Prichard - including correspondence with his great niece Golda Queen Frazier, but I wanted to mention it. What surprised me is that the Huntington dulcimers apparently spread to North Carolina and makers like the Hicks' and Elia Presnell, and maybe to Ed Thomas of Kentucky as well. The book is a very interesting read - includes more information than the 1st edition - I recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the instrument!