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Hearts of the Dulcimer at the 2013 Gathering



Hearts of the Dulcimer is a documentary film from Patricia Delich and Wayne Jiang.  We are thrilled to announce that, as part of the Memphis Dulcimer & Folk Gathering, we will hold a special screening of the film following lunch (approximately 1 p.m.) on Saturday, September 21 at Second Baptist Church, 4680 Walnut Grove Road.  All are welcome to attend this special event.

With deep gratitude to our sponsors for this event:

Danny and Tricia Autry
Len Lawhon
Concero Resources & Charles Judge
Betty Westmoreland
Amy Burcham
Connie Lumley
Charles & Ginger Eddlemon
Cindy & Charles Phillips
Warren Zimmer
Ruth Harnden
Marian Kwolek
LaVerne Baxter
DeAnn Mower
Steve Sondheim
Richard & Donna Switzer
Judy Klinkhammer
George & Mary Haggerty
Jess Dickinson
Randall McKinnon & Cathy Maybury
Glenda & Melvin Montgomery

Below is the information from the producers on Facebook:
Hearts of the Dulcimer is a feature-length documentary film about the mountain dulcimer boom in the 1970s in California and
its lasting impact. . . .

The mountain dulcimer originated in the Shenandoah Valley/Southern Appalachian region of the United States around the turn of the 19th century. In the late 1960s, the mountain dulcimer found its way into the California counterculture. It enjoyed a revival in the 1970s and early 1980s, particularly in the Santa Cruz Mountains. To many people, the mountain dulcimer represented something different from mainstream, materialistic, industrial America. Its rustic elegance appealed to those who were part of the counterculture.

Breaking from tradition, the mountain dulcimer went through a transformation in both sound and shape in California. The small, quiet instrument became bigger and louder, and players adopted new genres for the instrument ranging from classical to jazz to rock.

HEARTS OF THE DULCIMER tells the story of the rise and fall (and potential comeback) of the mountain dulcimer in California, illustrated by past and present musical performances, and players and builders reminiscing.

Below is a trailer for the film.  You may also find more information on Facebook at Hearts of the Dulcimer or at www.dulcimuse.com.

Hearts of the Dulcimer | Official Trailer (2013) from Hearts of the Dulcimer on Vimeo.


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