Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 7 September 1996

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Today In Mountain Dulcimer History: 7 September 1996

Postby dbennett » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:17 am

From Dulcimer Players News, Mountain Dulcimer Tales & Traditions by Ralph Lee Smith is his article “Scheitholts and Dulcimer at Auction”: “On September 7, 1996, a rare event occurred at Ken Farmer’s Auction at Radford, Virginia. No fewer than two scheitholts and five old dulcimers were offered at public auction. In my several decades of involvement in the world of traditional dulcimers and scheitholts, I cannot recall a similar occurrence... The seven instruments in the auction were originally part of the collection of Roddy Moore, director of the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College, Ferrum, Virginia. Roddy has a great collection of old dulcimers and does a good deal of buying, selling, and swapping...” For the rest of the article and photos see Ralph Lee Smiths article and photos at:
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