Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 23, 2012

Dulcimer festival next week

GREENUP — The dulcimer, a musical instrument with an Appalachia heritage, will be celebrated next weekend when the second annual Dulcimer Festival is scheduled at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

The event, set for March 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. and March 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jesse Stuart Lodge at the park, will feature a variety of musicians. The event is organized by the Rail City Dulcimer Society.

Events are free. The festival includes dulcimer workshops and dulcimer vendors will be on site.

The schedule of events includes:

Friday

6 p.m. — Rail City Dulcimer Society

7 p.m. — Salleys Kids (hammer dulcimer)

8 p.m. —  Tri-State Mountain Dulcimer Society

Saturday

9 to 9:45 a.m. — Open floor

10 a.m. — Braden Bunch

10 to 10:30 a.m. — DAA chording with Dan Mahoney on dulcimer

10:30 to 11 a.m. — DAD chording with Dan Mahoney on dulcimer

10:30 a.m. — Morehead Mountain Dulcimer Club

11:30 to 1 p.m. — lunch

1 p.m. — Beginning dulcimer lessons with Jeri Coburn, Ruth Hopkins and Rachael Harbour.

1 p.m. — Neil Koch, history of hammer dulcimer

1 p.m. — Learning to pick with Steve Justice

1:30 p.m. — Ashton Ramblers

2 p.m. — Tri-State Mountain Dulcimer Society

3 to 3:45 p.m. — Rail City Dulcimer Society

                            with Paws and Ann Stephens

4 to 6 p.m. — Jam Session

For more information, call (606) 836-4184.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

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