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National Parks Store: Meet the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer


Mary Walker delights in showing the range of styles and moods of this "sweet sounding" instrument. Come and enjoy mountain, Celtic, Cajun and Blues tunes.

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Hear an American original! The mountain dulcimer is a truly American folk instrument, originating in the Appalachian coves of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. The dulcimer has become a beloved instrument that has grown in popularity since its development sometime in the 18th century. Classified as a zither, a term used to describe any instrument with strings stretched over a body that does not have a neck (such as a guitar); mountain dulcimers can have from two to six strings.

Oro Valley performer and teacher Mary Walker delights in showing the range of styles and moods of this “sweet sounding” instrument. Come and enjoy mountain, Celtic, Cajun and Blues tunes. If you’re interested, you’ll even have the opportunity to try your hand at strumming. Who knows, perhaps you’re a musician in the making!

Performance at 12 PM & 2 PM/



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Event Tags: concert, culture, demonstration, educational, free, music, traditional

Date:
Wednesday, May 18
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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