You know your dulcimer has a hold on you when...
General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Last year I two hips replaced. I took my feather dulcimer both times. The staff got a kick out of the music coming from such a small instrument.
In 1987 my husband had a dulcimer made for me by a local woodworker and industrial arts teacher who made dulcimers as a hobby.. I knew nothing about the dulcimer except I wanted to learn to play. A woman from my church also had a dulcimer but neither of us has cases for our instruments. She contacted Homer Ledford and he got us cases for our dulcimers. We went to his home and spent a Sunday afternoon with him. We couldn't play worth a darn but he was so gracious. He explained things to us and showed us his workshop. I had no idea how important he was in the dulcimer world. I saw him many times playing at art festivals in Berea, KY. Meeting him is one of my fondest memories. Nina