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North Carolinians Plus


North Carolinians Plus

The Three Sides of North Carolina: Mountains / Piedmont / Coastal

Members: 64
Latest Activity: Jun 24

Discussion Forum

Dulcimerville happenings... 4 Replies

Started by Lois Hornbostel. Last reply by Lois Hornbostel Jun 24.

make new friends and learn dulcimer 6 Replies

Started by Strwart Sylvia. Last reply by Ed Gaunt Jun 14.

Any Strumstick/Dulcijo/Stick Dulcimer Players? 9 Replies

Started by Dave Alexander. Last reply by Strwart Sylvia Jun 13.

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Comment by Ben Seymour on June 24, 2014 at 8:09pm

Congrats Lois and Ehukai :)

Ben Seymour

Comment by Lois Hornbostel on June 24, 2014 at 2:14pm

Ehukai Teves from Hawaii and I have been presenting new mountain dulcimer music and teaching. We've also been attending the great southeastern fiddle conventions - great sources for learning new music. So far this year Ehukai won the dulcimer championship at the Union Grove convention and I won 2nd. At the recent Mt. Airy, NC convention I won 1st and Ehukai won 2nd. www.DulcimerMusic.Net

Comment by Lois Hornbostel on June 24, 2014 at 2:12pm


Comment by Greg Gunner on October 6, 2013 at 3:48pm

I just listed a bunch of books, CD's, audio cassettes, VHS videos, and DVD's in the Everything Dulcimer Classified section.  These items relate specifically to Western North Carolina and Watauga County, in particular.  (Hicks Family, Clifford and Leonard Glenn, plus lots more).  I thought this group might be interested in taking a look.

Comment by Lois Hornbostel on April 21, 2013 at 5:47pm

All our mountain dulcimer playing friends are cordially invited to Dulcimerville in Black Mountain, NC, June 3-8, 2013.

Comment by Ben Seymour on October 8, 2012 at 6:27pm

You can come by my shop and pick out some wood if you are in the market for a new dulcimer....Heeeeee!! Running about 9 months to a year in backorders at this time  but a downpayment puts you in the queue :) Welcome to the land of beauty!

Comment by Lil Plumer on October 8, 2012 at 5:49pm


Of course you also met some of our less well known locals at Cullowhee last summer.  Western NC is truly the most wonderful place to live and play dulcimer! Keep us posted on your progress to NC.

See you soon.

Comment by Sally Pena on October 8, 2012 at 1:47pm

Funny, Virginia! Whether that's true or not, it's a great story! I guess you know you'll be in the company of some very fine MD players... Don Pedi for one. You'll be in very close proximity to a wealth of equipment, shops, workshops, etc. Congratulations! I hope you enjoy our state as much as we do.

Comment by Virginia Oman on October 8, 2012 at 1:15pm

Moving from Arizona to Asheville NC in 2 weeks .  Why am I moving to the mountains of North Carolina?  For the mountain dulcimer..of course.  Yes, I am moving my entire being and all my belongings due my extreme love of this instrument and its history. My friends think I'm nuts but none of them are dulcimer players (or know what a dulcimer is for that matter).  I figured you all would understand completely!

Hope to hear from you.

Comment by Paul Do on July 8, 2011 at 9:16pm

Tim and I are looking to add to our Watauga County collections. If you have something (banjos, dulcimers, etc) from the region that you would like to part with, please contact us.






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