Louisville Dulcimer Society

Members of the Louisville Dulcimer Society (LDS) gave an outstanding performance and historical overview at the Women’s Club of St. Matthews (WCSM) Arts Program.

More than 25 WCSM members thoroughly enjoyed an hour of education and entertainment from the 10-member LDS all-volunteer group. Ms. Janey Robertson, charter member and historian of the LDS led the group in several folk tune favorites and briefly shared the group’s history as well as a brief description and overview of the instruments present at the event

“The Louisville Dulcimer Society is dedicated to the preservation of traditional American folk music and the mountain or Appalachian dulcimer. While the focus of the society is the mountain dulcimer, the group also welcomes other traditional acoustic instruments. The group currently includes hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar, pennywhistle, washtub bass and others.” (from the LDS website

Since the Dulcimer is the official Kentucky state instrument, the Arts Program Chairman was curious to learn more about the dulcimer, as well as the LDS and knew that other club women would appreciate the same goals. Following the program, Kentucky favorite food samplings were provided to everyone in attendance. On the menu was Burgoo,Vidalia onion cornbread, Benedictine, Derby Tartlets and Bourbon Balls.  How fortunate we are to call Kentucky Home.

Listen to the Louisville Dulcimer Society’s performance.

      Sing-A-Long to “My Old Kentucky Home”      View

      Listen to a bit of  “Oh! Susanna” .                   View

      Hear a bit of an “Irish Tune”                            View 

      Watch a dulcimer played close up.                 View

      Watch an autoharp played close up.               View

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