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Michigan Dulcimer Performers

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Bill Bosler  -  hammered dulcimer, guitar

Bill Bosler

Bill Bosler & kevin Lockhart

Website: http://www.billbosler.com

Getting in touch

13403 Spence Rd.
Three Rivers, MI 49093
United States
Primary: (574) 298-8513
Email: bill [at] billbosler [dot] com

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: http://www.billbosler.com

Link to my schedule: http://www.myspace.com/billbosler

Performance-specific website: http://www.billbosler.com

Travel radius: unlimited

Preferred venue: festivals, concerts, restaurants, coffee houses

Instruments I perform with: hammered dulcimer, guitar

Doug Berch  -  dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, vocals, clawhammer banjo, penny

Doug Berch

I sing and play traditional and original music. I have a lot of fun doing what I do and it is contagious! I have been performing for over 30 years. I have toured and given workshops throughout The United States. In 1983 I took first place in both the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship and the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship.

Website: http://www.dougberch.com

Getting in touch

P.O. Box 87
Haslett, MI 48805
United States
Primary: (517) 325-3091
Email: dberch [at] gmail [dot] com

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: http://dougberch.com/listen/

Link to my schedule: http://dougberch.com/performances-and-workshops/

Performance-specific website: http://dougberch.com

Travel radius: Nationwide

Preferred venue: festivals, concerts, special events, etc.

Instruments I perform with: dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, vocals, clawhammer banjo, penny

James Rathbun  -  Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Whistle, Guitar

James Rathbun

Dorian's Cross

Performer of Irish / Celtic / Old Timey music

Getting in touch

Rockford, MI 49341
United States
Email: jrathbun2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Performer information

Travel radius: 100 miles

Preferred venue: Weddings - Bar concerts

Instruments I perform with: Hammered Dulcimer, Flute, Whistle, Guitar

Jo Brown  -  guitar, voice

Jo Brown

Dark-Eyed Molly

I sing early American and Celtic traditional music and some blues.

Website: http://www.darkeyedmolly.com

Getting in touch

Ypsilanti, MI
United States
Email: jobrownmusic [at] hotmail [dot] com

Performer information

Performance-specific website: http://www.darkeyedmolly.com

Instruments I perform with: guitar, voice

Julie Arnold  -  Hammered dulcimer basic acoustic guitar

Julie Arnold

I have performed with other musicians (fiddlers, whistlers, string bass and guitar players, other dulcimists) in a variety of settings, including art shows, folk festivals, and fund-raising benefits. Most often we perform for fun, not for profit. I am currently the organizer/host of a Celtic jam session that meets in a pub on Thursday evenings in Alma, Michigan.

Getting in touch

Alma, MI 48891
United States
Email: arnold [at] alma [dot] edu

Performer information

Instruments I perform with: Hammered dulcimer basic acoustic guitar

Pam Bowman

Pam Bowman

Just Jammin'

Performing a variety of music with main core of gospel, bluegrass, country.

Performing as a duo - with Jeff Gardner
Performing with a 5 piece group - Just Jammin'
Individual performances

Getting in touch

17319 10th Ave.
Marion, MI 49665
United States
Primary: 231 743-6639
Email: pambowmanmusic [at] gmail [dot] com
Ruth Barrett  -  voice, fretted dulcimer, bodran

Ruth Barrett

I play solo or with a cellist and percussionist

Ruth Barrett is an internationally known fretted dulcimer recording artist, singer, and songwriter and award winning recording artist. Her numerous recordings beginning in 1980 have featured Ruth’s classical finger picking style of dulcimer playing, combined with a powerful and beautiful voice, has enchanted audiences for over three decades. She is known for her original folk music inspired by folklore, mythology, the celebration of nature, and her arrangements of traditional Celtic and English folk music.
Ruth’s musical collaboration with dulcimer player Cyntia Smith produced six critically acclaimed recordings beginning in 1981. Ruth’s 1990 solo release, Parthenogenesis, won an INDIE award from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors in the category of Women’s Music. In 2002, Ruth’s original composition, Romp of the Canyon Kitties, was released as the opening track on Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer, Volume II (2003). Ruth’s latest CD, Songs of the Otherworld was released in early 2011. Ruth was the 2011 recipient of the Jane Schliessman Award for outstanding contributions to women’s music from Women in the Arts.

For over forty years, Ruth’s accessible and supportive teaching style, plus her enthusiasm, has successfully taught thousands of people to play the fretted dulcimer, from private instruction to national folk festivals and music retreats including String A-Long, the Swannanoa Gathering, the Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, and the Winter Festival of Acoustic Music. She taught private and group dulcimer lessons for over a decade at the famous McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California before relocating to the Midwest where she has taught through University of Wisconsin’s Continuing Education. With dulcimer builder and player, Joellen Lapidus. Ruth transcribed Joni Mitchell’s dulcimer arrangements for the songbooks, Hits and Misses (Warner Bros. Pub.).

Website: http://www.dancingtreemusic.com

Getting in touch

MI
United States
Primary: 608-220-0196
Email: dancingtreemuse [at] yahoo [dot] com

Performer information

Performance-specific website: http://www.dancingtreemusic.com

Travel radius: internationally

Preferred venue: house concerts or any more intimate setting where music is the focus

Instruments I perform with: voice, fretted dulcimer, bodran

Sharon Broyles (Changed from Sharon O'Connell)  -  mt. dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle

Sharon Broyles (Changed from Sharon O'Connell)

I play solo gigs, group gigs - fiddle, Celtic, hymns, waltzes, ragtime, old-time, classical....

Website: http://dulcimerbysharon.com

Getting in touch

3390 Orchard
Pinckney, MI 48169
United States
Primary: 765-720-7373
Email: dulcimerbysharon [at] gmail [dot] com

Performer information

Link to hear or watch samples: http://evart 2017 sharon broyles

Link to my schedule: http://dulcimerbysharon.com

Performance-specific website: http://dulcimerbysharon.com

Preferred venue: any - it's all good!

Instruments I perform with: mt. dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle