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a stringed instrument used in American folk music

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a trapezoidal zither whose metal strings are struck with light hammers

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Among her publications were A Garland of Mountain Song (1953), Singing Family of the Cumberlands (1955), The Dulcimer Book (1964), Jean Ritchie's Swapping Song Book (1964), Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians (1965), and Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People (1975).
The book begins with a clear, interesting introduction by the editors providing the details of Grimes' life and the genesis and development of her folk song and dulcimer collecting passion.
I think about the ideas I have gleaned for new jam flavors and quilt designs and decide to save for a hammer dulcimer.
Indeed, the traditional yangqin's shape, diatonic tuning, and long hammers held between thumb and index finger suggest a provenance from the hammered dulcimers of Europe, rather than the Persian santir.
The bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy or dulcimer have at several periods won the favour of composers of classical music and then moved back into the folk sphere.
Under the shade of canvas tents or trees with the university's Swan Lake nearby, teachers led workshops in instruments including the mandolin, dulcimer, banjo, guitar, harp and fiddle.
The program allows participants to actively engage in creating music with lap and handheld instruments, including lap harps, dulcimers and percussion instruments.
A short drive from Short's studio, Ron Cook handcrafts reproductions of rare, historic musical instruments like mountain dulcimers, hog-nosed psalteries, and medieval fiddles.
The score to the silent movie The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is the first ever feature film soundtrack that has been designed, composed and performed on specially-designed hammered dulcimers.
Aside from pieces with vocals, this trio uses whistles, flutes, dulcimers, bodhrans, a variety of drums, fiddles, and small pipes.
Music and dance will take place each day of the festival, with musicians playing dulcimers, banjos, fiddles and guitars.
Milnes interviewed several older musicians who listened to, played, or built dulcimers decades before the folk revival.
In addition to performing, arranging and/or composing all the music on this CD, Philip Boulding also constructed the harps and hammered dulcimers that are featured.
After building 500 dulcimers in 19 years, I quit counting," she said.