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Wednesday, 06 July 2011 20:44

Dulcimer week comes to WCU

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Musicians Larry and Elaine Conger will host the 12th annual Mountain Dulcimer Week, to be held Sunday, July 17, through Friday, July 22, on the campus of Western Carolina University.

This week-long residential program draws dulcimer enthusiasts from around the country for a week of dulcimer music, training, fun and fellowship.

Attendees spend mornings developing their playing skills and afternoons choosing from electives that allow them to explore different facets of the versatile mountain dulcimer.

Larry Conger is the author of eight books of dulcimer arrangements and has been featured on numerous recordings, including “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer II,” “National Champions” and “Great Players of the Mountain Dulcimer.” He presents dulcimer programs in the public schools as a participating artist for the Tennessee Arts Commission and Kentucky Arts Council.

Elaine Conger’s musical career includes playing keyboards and singing backup for country music artist Faith Hill. With her husband, Conger now owns and operates a music studio that offers instruction in piano, guitar, drums, voice and mountain dulcimer.

828.227.7397 or visit dulcimer.wcu.edu.

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