THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd
After a day of teaching mountain dulcimer classes my mini-concert set began at 4:05 pm in the indoor theater.
Playing both hammered and mountain dulcimers, I gave the audience of students, their families and the Folk Center visitors a hammered dulcimer taste of Colorado Dutch Hop with the Windsor Special, then O Virgineeia, Ferret Frolic and Soaring on the mountain dulcimer. I always love to sing with Judy Klinkhammer's rich alto voice (she harmonized with me for Down in the Valley.)
Rick Thum (hammered dulcimer) and I always have a grand time playing together and he agreed to join me for a medley of John Stinson's No. 2/Hangman's Reel.
Carl Adkins (Artistic Director of the Folk Center) sat in on guitar and Margaret Wright (co-host of the Palestine Old-Time and Dulcimer Festival) tore up the bass. Of course, mid-way through Rick yawned broadly at how "slow" we were going (a playful jab at mountain dulcimer tempos) so we put it in warp drive to take it on home.
(Thanks to Ilace Mears for these photos to help celebrate this musical fun!)