August brings on the Dulcimer Daze
DOVER- On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 17, 18, and 19, mountain dulcimer players from across the country will be gathering at the Mountaineer Inn, for the 27th annual August Dulcimer Daze, sponsored by George and Mary Haggerty, of Folk Craft Music in Jacksonville.
This event is one of the yearly national dulcimer gatherings, and attracts players who are workshop teachers, students, and performers. The Saturday night concert features traditional folk music with Jeff and Janet Furman, Sally Rogers, and Howie Bursen.
Jeff and Janet Furman have been playing old-time music together for over 35 years. In recent years they have been performing and recording together in a variety of musical venues and styles. In addition to their renowned instrumental musicianship, they have blended their voices to deliver heartfelt, touching ballads and rousing songs. Their love for music and for each other is easily seen and heard in their performances. Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist who is known for his smooth and expressive style. Janet plays violin, old-time fiddle, viola, cello, bowed dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, Celtic harp, concertina, and is also a vocalist. Since their 1981 Greenwich Village coffee house encounter the duo known as Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen have built a folk reputation throughout the United States and Canada, even appearing on the “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show
The concert takes place on Saturday, August 18, at 8 pm at MHCA Cinema in the Mountain Park Plaza. General admission is $15. For more information or to purchase tickets call (802) 464-8411.