Asheville Dulcimer Orchestra

Thu, Jun 30, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Enka-Candler Library
1404 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC 28715, USA
Enka-Candler Library



The Appalachian mountain dulcimer is a fretted stringed instrument of the zither family, using 3, 4, 5, or 6 strings; the strings and fretboard stretch the entire length of the sound box.  It’s closest European ancestor is felt to be the German scheitholt.

The mountain dulcimer is accepted as a true American instrument. It was “born” in the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1800’s.  It was, and remains, a major contributor to the development and spread of traditional music of the Southern Appalachians.

The Asheville Dulcimer Orchestra is a group of 18 Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer players led by Music Director, Mack Johnston and Executive Director Melanie Johnston. The dulcimer family of instruments include baritone and bass as well as traditional standard instruments, allowing us to create an orchestra of varied musical voices. Come hear the group play a varied program that includes music from many classical periods, as well popular and traditional music.

Program is free and takes place in the library community room.