The Dulcimer, sometimes pronounced “dulcymore” , has many incarnations but around here we mainly enjoy the sounds of the Appalachian variety. The instrument itself has as many variety’s as it does names. Each instrument tends to be specific to the crafts person who made it and where that person lives.

One of those craftspersons is Robert Mize from Blountville Tennessee who was a member of the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild. His approach to the instrument and its construction is unique. I recently came across his story in the issue  of FireFox 3, which is where all images are from. The rest of the set can be seen here.

Enjoy this version of the classic bluegrass tune “Wildwood Flower”, the official theme song of The Wildwood.


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my tutor Allan Smith was a dulcimer expert.

if you have any academic literture on them you may have heard of him??

Comment by jfox/10e

James, that’s excellent, so he tutored you in the dulcimer? Or math?

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