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Pennsylvania Dulcimer Performers

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Brett Ridgeway  -  hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, clawhammer-banjo, bluegrass banjo.

Brett Ridgeway

Old-time music, often in Civil War period attire, relating many stories with the music.

Website: http://www.homestead.com/makemusic

Getting in touch

105 Industry Drive
Industry, PA 15052
United States
Primary: 724-777-5234
Email: fbridgeway [at] juno [dot] com

Performer information

Travel radius: open

Instruments I perform with: hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, clawhammer-banjo, bluegrass banjo.

Burr Beard  -  Hammer Dulcimer

Burr Beard

Devilish Merry

Accomplished player of traditional Irish and Appalachian music ​since 1977. Performing concerts, dances, workshops, children's programs, solo or in bands, including Devilish Merry though-out the US.​

Website: http://burrbeard.wix.com/dulcimer

Getting in touch

PO Box 71385
PA
United States
Primary: 484-225-0380
Email: burr.beard [at] gmail [dot] com

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bstyt_oTAn4

Performance-specific website: http://burrbeard.wix.com/dulcimer

Travel radius: 100 miles

Preferred venue: Club, coffeehouse, house concert

Instruments I perform with: Hammer Dulcimer

Carol Ann Rak  -  Hammered Dulcimer

Carol Ann Rak

I play for dinners, banquets, weddings, square dance, celebrations of many kinds, at nursing homes, presentations at schools, arts and craft festivals, small folk festivals.
I play Celtic melodies and harp tunes, Celtic and American folk, traditional and seasonal music, etc.

Getting in touch

Greenville, PA 16125
United States
Email: homespun7 [at] windstream [dot] net

Performer information

Travel radius: Flexible

Preferred venue: Flexible

Instruments I perform with: Hammered Dulcimer

dulcinut  -  I play Mountain Dulcimers, Banjos, Guitars My fellow musicians also play these & Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle, Mandolin, Autoharp, flute, harp, bass, piano

dulcinut

Wayfarers & Company; The Druckenmillers; w. Cliff Cole

Old time mountain, folk, gospel - vocal & instrumental acoustic music. Wayfarers & Company; The Druckenmillers, & w/ Cliff Cole.

Website: http://www.wayfarersandco.net/

Getting in touch

7724 Hamilton Blvd
Breinigsville, PA 18031
United States
Primary: 610.657.2597
Email: dulcinut [at] ptd [dot] net

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: http://www.wayfarersandco.net/recordings/

Link to my schedule: http://www.wayfarersandco.net/shows/

Performance-specific website: http://www.wayfarersandco.net/

Travel radius: 200 miles or we can negotiate

Preferred venue: Concert, coffeehouse, listening club, festivals, churches, fairs, Historical settings, etc.

Instruments I perform with: I play Mountain Dulcimers, Banjos, Guitars
My fellow musicians also play these & Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle, Mandolin, Autoharp, flute, harp, bass, piano

greg

greg

everything

Getting in touch

aliquippa, PA 15001
United States
Email: otherone [at] aol [dot] com
Hannah Panyon  -  Acoustic and Electric guitar/ woodrow

Hannah Panyon

I mostly play solo at coffee shops and suchhhh!

Getting in touch

151 Saniga Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
United States
Email: hannah.panyon [at] gmail [dot] com

Performer information

Travel radius: 50 miles

Preferred venue: Coffee shops, quiet places

Instruments I perform with: Acoustic and Electric guitar/ woodrow

John Lionarons  -  hammered dulcimer, guitar, accordion, fiddle, tinwhistle, bodhran, mandolin, piano, glass harp, and vocals

John Lionarons

I have played hammered dulcimer since 1974 and have been doing historic interpreting in
Philadelphia's Old City for the last ten years. I specialize in 17th and 18th century American,
English and Celtic dance tunes and ballads, but also play old-timey, classical, country,
bluegrass, pop. As a 29-year member of Actors' Equity Association, I continue to perform
and compose for local and regional theater groups. Three time Barrymore Award nominee
for Original Music; five time finalist in National Hammered Dulcimer Championships.

Website: http://www.johnlionarons.com/

Getting in touch

Lansdowne, PA
United States
Email: johnlion [at] verizon [dot] net

Performer information

Travel radius: 3,500 mi. (negotiable)

Instruments I perform with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, accordion, fiddle, tinwhistle, bodhran, mandolin, piano, glass harp, and vocals

Linda Littleton

Linda Littleton

Simple Gifts

Website: http://simplegiftsmusic.com

Getting in touch

State College, PA
United States
Primary: 814-238-8048
Email: linda [at] simplegiftsmusic [dot] com

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: http://simplegiftsmusic.com/videos.html

Link to my schedule: http://simplegiftsmusic.com/schedule.html

Matt Shank  -  Guitar, piano, mandolin, accordion, banjo, lap steel guitar, mountain dulcimer

Matt Shank

Matt Shank

Getting in touch

1702 Baugher Ave. Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
United States
Email: matt.shank [at] comcast [dot] net

Performer information

Instruments I perform with: Guitar, piano, mandolin, accordion, banjo, lap steel guitar, mountain dulcimer

Michael Vickey  -  Hammered Dulcimer, Appalachian Dulcimer

Michael Vickey

Good for Nuthin String Band

Hammered Dulcimer, Appalachian Dulcimer
Early American fiddle and dance tunes
December thru April: solo performances in Florida and the South
Mid-April thru November performances with the Good for Nuthin String Band in Pennsylvania and western NY

Competitions:

Florida Old Time Music Championships
2012 1st Place - Hammered Dulcimer
2012 1st Place - Mountain Dulcimer
2010 1st Place - Hammered Dulcimer
2010 2nd Place - Mountain Dulcimer
2009 1st Place - Hammered Dulcimer

Mid-Eastern USA Regional Dulcimer Championships
2011 1st Place - Hammered Dulcimer
2010 2nd Place - Hammered Dulcimer
2010 3rd Place - Mountain Dulcimer

Website: http://www.goodfornuthin.com

Getting in touch

North East, PA 16428
United States
Email: vickrail [at] velocity [dot] net

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/goodfornuthin

Link to my schedule: http://www.goodfornuthin.com

Performance-specific website: http://www.goodfornuthin.com

Travel radius: USA

Preferred venue: Festivals and small venues

Instruments I perform with: Hammered Dulcimer, Appalachian Dulcimer

Mike Romano (Dulcimer Mike)  -  hammered dulcimer

Mike Romano (Dulcimer Mike)

Dulcimer Mike is an author of original music and a lover of traditional folk. His unique dulcimer stylings are based in celtic, americana, and new age influences. His career has featured inclusion into an eclectic array of bands and recordings, and has taken him to play for (and even host) a myraid of events of all types of sizes. His original music is dreamy, emotional, and captivating, inspired by celtic reels, prog rock epics, and bluesy fingerpickin, it is firmly rooted in the journey of experiencing and enjoying life.

Website: http://dulcimermike.wix.com/dulcimermike

Getting in touch

Philadelphia, PA
United States
Email: ringingdulcimer [at] yahoo [dot] com

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: http://dulcimermike.bandcamp.com/

Performance-specific website: http://dulcimermike.wix.com/dulcimermike

Travel radius: 50 miles

Instruments I perform with: hammered dulcimer

Phil Clark  -  Mostly dulcimer but I also add novelty instruments as desired: Sweet potato, miniature electric guitar. 4 hole harmonica. among others.

Phil Clark

Self

I play the older music from Folk to the 1940's. Mostly I play for retirement centers. I play an amplified Hard body dulcimer so I can play to a large room. I sing (badly) and keep a cheerful patter going.

Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/clarkp10/

Getting in touch

362 W 13th Ave
Homestead (Pittsburgh area), PA 15120
United States
Primary: 412-464-0198
Email: clarkp10 [at] verizon [dot] net

Performer information

Travel radius: up to 25 miles - Farther by special arrangement

Preferred venue: Retirement groups or Families.

Instruments I perform with: Mostly dulcimer but I also add novelty instruments as desired: Sweet potato, miniature electric guitar. 4 hole harmonica. among others.

Sharon Abbott  -  Other

Sharon Abbott

Getting in touch

Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
United States
Email: sharona_sings [at] hotmail [dot] com

Performer information

Instruments I perform with: Other