The Memphis Dulcimer Gathering, Inc., works to provide a venue for
instruction on playing the mountain dulcimer, as well as other folk instruments, and to educate the public about folk music
and folk lore. A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in July, 2004, your donations help us bring dulcimer and folk
events to the Memphis area. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
September 26 & 27, 2008 was the FOURTH
year for the Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival! The weekend included two days of workshops, jam session,
demonstrations, vendors and a concert.
Featured artists were Aubrey Atwater (various), Lee Cagle (mountain dulcimer), Betty Dawson (hammered dulcimer), Steve Eulberg (mountain and hammered dulcimer, guitar), Jim Miller (mandolin, banjo, guitar, mountain and hammered dulcimer), Agene Parsons (autoharp), Rick Thum (hammered dulcimer), and Special Guest: Larkin Kelley Bryant .
We had a great venue at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Avenue. Free demonstrations were held during the day by: Amy Vails, harpist; Harry Johnson, bones and bohdran; Doug Felt, penny
whistle/pizza box bohdran; Nancy Chase, bagpipes; Aubrey Atwater, clogging; Jim Miller, bowed dulcimer; old time music from
Hilary Scheel and Daniel Fleck; djembe by Gary Gaia from Memphis Drum Shop.