The Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival brings you a stellar program of music on mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and (special this year) bowed dulcimer.
We believe that dulcimers are so wonderful that they deserve to be known by the general public. They’re great for all kinds of music – traditional and folk, popular and rock, world music, jazz, and more. We’ve got some of the top artists in these genres, bringing you a diverse program.
More info over at https://nutmegdulcimer.com
The North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association celebrates & promotes the music of the dulcimer. Their mission includes promoting educational activities for dulcimer playing, building, composing for and performing on the dulcimer, and importantly, listening to dulcimer music!
They are also active in preserving and continuing the instruments’ heritage, history and traditions, perpetuating and exploring dulcimers’ advanced musical applications and increasing public awareness and appreciation of the dulcimer.
This year they are bringing their annual fall festival online, here at OnlineConcertThing 🙂
Neal Hellman, nationally acclaimed performer and teacher of the mountain dulcimer, has been active in performing, writing, teaching, and recording acoustic music for the past 30 years.
Neal’s latest recording, Emma’s Waltz, is a colorful dance through traditional and contemporary acoustic music styles. Featuring seventeen different musicians playing compositions from Ireland, Scotland, Finland, America and France.
Steve Eulberg is a traveling, performing, teaching musician, based in San Mateo, California. Growing up in Pemberville, Ohio, he knew he would never get away from music, and since then he’s produced over 15 recordings, with his primary instruments being the mountain and hammered dulcimers and the guitar. Steve uses the vibrations of wood and string, playing and singing traditional songs and fiddle tunes; weaving together Celtic, Old-time, blues and jazz.
From his artistic statement: “I stand within the tradition of handmade, acoustic, home-grown music, giving life to old songs and tunes and songs by passing them on while creating new ones to add to the mix.”
As of 2020, he is celebrating 40 Dulcimer-Filled Years, and this award-winning instrumentalist and songwriter’s music has been characterized as “smile inducing, toe-tapping, thought-provoking folkgrass”. He weaves together age-old songs and tunes with new melodies and contemporary lyrics accompanied by dulcimers and more. His 2019 recording, Between the Tracks, had him returning to his guitar roots with a collection of original fingerstyle compositions.
“… a superb dulcimer player … and a first rate composer.”—Neal Walters, Dulcimer Players News