Dulcimer and Harp Convention

Dulcimer and Harp Convention

Second weekend in June
Founded in 1962 by Jean and Lee Schilling, this annual festival takes place at the Folk Life Center of the Smokies in Cosby, Tenn., which is dedicated to the study and preservation of southern Appalachian folk traditions. There is a modern amphitheater on the Center's 19-acre grounds in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains where most of the musical demonstrations and concerts are held. There are also workshops for those who play the musical saw, jew's harp, mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, autoharp, bowed psaltery, and banjo. Both renowned instrumentalists and amateurs from all over the United States attend the two-day festival, which includes jam sessions, craft displays, and special activities for children.
CONTACTS:
Folk Life Center of the Smokies
P.O. Box 8
Cosby, TN 37722
423-487-5543
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 228