Hillbilly Gary


Location: Chilhowie VA
Country: United States

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Jim Fawcett
09/08/23 06:52:30AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Gary, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Richard Streib
09/07/23 04:31:15PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Hillbilly Gary to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. What a wonderful treasure you have in owning your grandmother's dulcimer. The dulcimer seems to be made for hymns. They are my favorite songs to play. Let us know if you have questions and we'll find you an answer.

Ben Barr Jr
09/07/23 02:55:30PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

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


Hillbilly Gary
09/07/23 11:15:43AM @hillbilly-gary:

Ken, thank you!!!  I look forward to getting to know dulcimer folks like yourself!! 

Yes I will get some pics of Grandma's instrument, so far it is a mystery who built it, as there are no carvings or marks on the inside. Grandma was born in the late 1800's, passed in 1950, her son, my Dad passed in 2017, so a mystery instrument! Maybe you or someone here might shed some light!! 

Yes, I will pass along any questions/comments on hymns, I often say "it is like some hymns were written with the dulcimer in mind"  thanks!! Gary

Ken Longfield
09/07/23 10:27:48AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Hillbilly Gary. That is wonderful that you now have your grandmother's dulcimer. Post some photos and show us what she, and now you, play. Let us know if there is anything we can help you with as you learn hymns to play on the dulcimer. I think this instrument is wonderful for playing hymns both old and new.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."