2013 Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival!
Our festival was a GREAT SUCCESS this year. Over 120 players arrived on the beautifuil campus of William Carey University on Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, for great classes, concerts, and jams. Our instructors and classes were the best ever: Bing Futch, mountain dulcimer - Lee Cagle, mountain dulcimer - Jess Dickinson, hammered dulcimer - Guy George, hammered dulcimer, steel drums, whistle - Sharrie George, Ukelele
. . . and others!
Please make your plans early for the 2014 festival! It's going to be even bigger and better!
WINNERS! 2013 Deep South Dulcimer Competition!
On Saturday, Feburary 23, we conducted the Second Annual Deep South Dulcimer Competition for mountain and hammered dulcimer. Lots of competitors from 5 states. This year's winners are:
Aaron Thornton (RIGHT) from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is the 2013 Deep South Mountain Dulcimer Champion. Aaron won a trophy, medal and new, custom, 6-string McSpadden mountain dulcimer. Second place winner was Patricia Bond (CENTER), from Leakesville, Mississippi, and third place went to Peggy Broussard from Greenwell Springs, Louisiana. Aaron will be ineligible to compete next year, but Patricia and Peggy will be back! Come join the fun at the 2014 Southern Strings Festival . . . it's not too early to make plans!
Russ Lee from Huntsville, Alabama (RIGHT) is the 2013 Deep South Hammered Dulcimer Champion. Russ won a trophy, medal, and new, custom Songbird Wood Thrush hammerred dulcimer. Second place winner was Brenda Rollinson (CENTER) from Summit, Mississippi, and third place went to Don Hill (LEFT) from Petal, Mississippi. Russ will be ineligible to compete next year, but Brenda and Don will be back! Anyone interested in competing in this low-pressure, fun competition should make plans to attend the Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival next year.
Hello, my name is Karen Mims, founder and current president of South Mississippi Dulcimer Association, formed in January, 2008. “Welcome to our Mississippi Dulcimer Website!” I do hope you enjoy looking at our pictures of events that we have been involved in over the past couple of years.
The dulcimer fever has DEFINITELY hit South Mississippi! Seems as if everyone that hears the beautiful sweet sound of the dulcimer, falls in love with it. We have DULCIMER groups popping up everywhere. Currently we have groups in Hattiesburg, Columbia, Poplarville, Picayune,Wiggins, the Gulf Coast and more in the works. If you are in South Mississippi and interested in forming a dulcimer club in your area, just let me know.
Remember to check our web site often for new events and information. Make sure you register also, so you will receive our FREE newsletter. WE HAVE DULCIMER CLUBS IN : HATTIESBURG, COLUMBIA, POPLARVILLE, PICAYUNE, WIGGINS, HOT COFFEE
WE HAVE DULCIMER CLUBS IN : HATTIESBURG, COLUMBIA, POPLARVILLE, PICAYUNE, WIGGINS,
HOT COFFEE & THE GULF COAST. If you would like a dulcimer group in your area, please