Dulcimer Gathering at the Mounds

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6 Sep 2009 12:00 pm
6 Sep 2009 4:00 pm
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The Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL will host “The Seventh Annual Dulcimer Gathering at the Mounds” a free public concert of hammered and mountain dulcimer music on Sunday, September 6, 2009, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. The concert will feature performances by leading dulcimer musicians from Central Illinois. Performers will include:

Mike Anderson: a nationally known mountain dulcimer player, storyteller and workshop presenter. In addition to mountain dulcimer, Mike plays guitar, banjo, jaw harp, nose flute, and bones.

Russ Howe & Ed Sinclair: Russ Howe plays mountain dulcimer and is accompanied by Ed Sinclair on guitar. They play an eclectic repertoire of music that includes traditional, Celtic, Civil War, hymns, and waltzes.

Judy Schmidt & Friends: A “national champion” hammered dulcimer musician, Judy and her accompanists play a variety of old time, traditional, Irish, folk, ragtime, classical, and sacred tunes.

Sherri Farley & Band: Drawing on the training of the legendary hammered dulcimer virtuoso Bill Robinson, Sherri Farley has developed her own distinctive style, and with her band plays a variety of music.

Steve Endsley: mountain dulcimer musician and luthier, workshop host, and concert emcee. Steve is the Lead Coordinator of the Dulcimer Gathering at the Mounds.

Anderson and Endsley have coordinated an on-going dulcimer workshop program held at Dickson Mounds Museum for fourteen years, as well as the previous Dulcimer Gatherings at the Mounds, which began in 2003. These activities are part of an ongoing partnership between Dickson Mounds Museum and a variety of organizations producing cultural events in rural west-central Illinois.

The concert will take place on the museum’s outdoor stage. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for outdoor seating. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and musicians will offer tapes and CDs for sale.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Two Rivers Arts Council, a regional arts organization.


Dickson Mounds Museum Lewistown, IL
United States
Posted by vrteach: Write private message - Posted 1 Sep 2009 - Last edited 1 Sep 2009

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