Mountain Dulcimer Music
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Kentucky Music Institute is now available! It is a virtual learning center with dozens of classes available. I am proud to be an instructor, as well as many others on the website created by Nancy Barker Johnson and her wonderful crew of dedicated workers. Be sure to check it out!
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My new dulcimer is a beauty! It is very special to me because the top is made of wormy chestnut, over 100 years old, and came from an old tobacco barn in Muhlenberg County Kentucky, the home of my ancestors. It was made by Jim Fox, a well known builder, in Mitchell Indiana. Thanks Jim, I absolutely love it!
In the first photo it is lying on an old patched up quilt made by my grandmother about 80 years ago.
The November FREE TAB is an old Appalachian fiddle tune, "Breakin' Up Christmas," taught to me by the late Sam Stone, probably 30 years ago. The song was often played during the week before and after Christmas up to January 6th, which was "Old Christmas." Friends would gather and eat all the Christmas left-overs, play music and dance. It is traditionally played in the key of A, but this tab is in the key of D.
Enjoy, and God's Peace be with you all!