Dulcimer Days

Dulcimer Days

Third weekend in May
The hammered dulcimer is a stringed musical instrument in which the strings are beaten with small hammers rather than plucked with the fingers. It is a favorite with American folk musicians, many of whom gather in Coshocton, Ohio, each year for the Mid-Eastern Regional Dulcimer Championships . The competition takes place near Roscoe Village, a restored 1830s canal town. In addition to the musical competition there are exhibits, workshops dealing with the hammered and mountain dulcimers—the latter being a narrow folk-zither with three to five metal strings—and jam sessions. The winners of the Dulcimer Days competition are given a chance to compete in the national competition held each year in Winfield, Kansas.
CONTACTS:
Roscoe Village Foundation
600 N. Whitewoman St.
Coshocton, OH 43812
800-877-1830 or 740-622-9310; fax: 740-623-6555
www.roscoevillage.com
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She published articles and book reviews on folk music, traveled throughout the state to record her contributors, hosted a continuous stream of parties where musicians gathered to sing and play, was a regional archivist for the National Federation of Music Clubs, was consistently booked to perform as a folk musician at venues throughout Ohio (as well as at national gatherings, as noted above), culminating with a performance at the Smithsonian in 1997 with Joe Hickerson, and was a founder of the Roscoe Village (Ohio) Dulcimer Days Festival.
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