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Traditional Mountain Music for Mountain Dulcimer with Don Pedi

October 05 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

$5 – $10

Participants will learn a selection of songs, tunes, and ballads from Madison, Yancey, Mitchell, Buncombe, Haywood, and Jackson counties. The pieces will come from such sources as Bascom Lamar LunsfordTommy Hunter, the Wallin FamilyMary Jane Queen, and more.

Students should be at an intermediate skill level, but adventurous novices are welcome. Bring a working dulcimer and a flexible pick.

About Don Pedi: Don Pedi is a traditional mountain musician. He shares songs, tunes, and stories in a warm, often humorous and always entertaining manner. Don is known for developing a playing style for the fretted mountain dulcimer that can match a fiddle note for note – while maintaining the rhythms and characteristics of traditional music. He won first place in the first contest he ever entered at Fiddler’s Grove in Union Grove, North Carolina, in 1974. Before retiring from competition in 1984, Don had amassed around forty first place ribbons. Over the decades, he’s been recognized and honored for collecting, preserving and performing traditional Appalachian music. He received the Lunsford Award in 1998.

Since 1985 Don has championed folk music as an on air host at NPR affiliate WCQS 88.1 in Asheville, NC. His weekly show “


Workshop will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


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October 05
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Ramsey Center
(828) 689-1115


Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons
College St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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