Music Folk Welcomes Linda Lowe Thompson for a Hammer
In this workshop Linda will focus on six songs: Captain
O'Kane, Eleanor Plunkett, Smash the Windows, The Campbells
are Coming, I Wonder as I Wander, and Sussex Carol. This
workshop will be for advanced beginner to intermediate players.
LINDA LOWE THOMPSON brings a combination of warmth, humor,
intelligence, and skill to all her activities with hammered
dulcimer whether teaching or performing. Her instruction
book and cassette, BEGINNING HAMMERED DULCIMER, has long
been widely used and respected. Anyone using this, no matter
what their musical background, can be playing tunes on the
dulcimer in just a few minutes. The publication, in 1993,
of HAMMERED DULCIMER NOTEBOOK, an encyclopedia of embellishments,
was the culmination of a decade of work and experience.
She followed, in 1994, with HAMMERED DULCIMER CHRISTMAS,
in 1996 with CLASSICAL HAMMERED DULCIMER, and in 1999 with
SACRED HAMMERED DULCIMER. Her sensitive playing can be heard
on SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS PAST. She is a frequent contributor
to Dulcimer Players News.
For more than two decades, Linda Lowe Thompson has taught
and performed at many of our country's most highly regarded
centers for learning hammered dulcimer: Augusta Heritage
Arts Center in Elkins, WV; the Shepherdstown, WV workshops;
Kentucky Music Week; The Swannanoah workshops at Warren
Wilson College; spring and summer at the Ozark Folk Center;
Heartland Dulcimer Camp; Roscoe Village dulcimer weekend
in Coshocton, OH, the LSSDS festivals in Texas, and many
others. Whenever possible, her husband, Wesley joins Linda
and performs on hammered dulcimer and bones while Linda
plays hammered dulcimer, autoharp, and keyboard/piano. In
addition, Linda claims that Wesley is the finest hammered
dulcimer tuner in the continental United States.