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Dulcimer Homecoming Promotes Local Traditions

The Appalachian Artisan Center in conjunction with the Hindman Settlement School and the Kentucky School of Craft hosted the second annual Dulcimer Homecoming on November 5-8, 2015 in historic downtown Hindman, Kentucky.

Forty-six participants from 9 states took part in workshops and seminars conducted by nationally acclaimed instructors and musicians. Each day concluded with a concert and jam session that was open to the local community. More than 100 patrons enjoyed these evening performances.

A highlight of the week’s festivities was the grand opening of the Museum of the Mountain Dulcimer. This permanent exhibition of instruments, many of which are on loan to the Center from George Gibson, honors many local dulcimer builders and players including Uncle Ed Thomas, Jethro Amburgey, Jean Ritchie, and Homer Ledford. The Museum, located in the Cody Studios Building, can be viewed during normal business hours and by special appointment.

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