Presented by the Longniddry Film Club at Longniddry Parish Church, Elcho Road, EH32 0LB. More information coming soon!
- May 16, 2014 @ 8 pm Hearts of the Dulcimer will be screening at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists: 1924 Cedar St (at Bonita Ave) in Berkeley, CA, presented by the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering. Tickets can be purchased online.
- Read the Coastal Connections' article Hearts of the Dulcimer -- a film by two Pacificians.
- Free download Hearts of the Dulcimer posters: http://bit.ly/HOTDposter1 and http://bit.ly/HOTDposter2
a passionate journey of the mountain dulcimer
HEARTS OF THE DULCIMER is a feature-length documentary film about the mountain dulcimer boom in the 1970s in California and its lasting impact. Through colorful interviews, rare archival footage, and live performances, HEARTS OF THE DULCIMER gives a firsthand account of living life in the counterculture, following one's passion, and playing and building mountain dulcimers.
Originating in the Appalachian Mountains in the late 1800s, the mountain dulcimer has always represented something different from mainstream, materialistic, industrialized America. In the 1960s, its rustic elegance appealed to those who were part of the counterculture.
In the late 1960s, the dulcimer made its way to California. Embodying the California spirit of innovation, an itinerant group of dedicated dulcimer enthusiasts created new traditions in both building and playing. Remaining true to the dulcimer’s rustic origins and do-it-yourself tradition, they found their own self-expression through the instrument. Over four decades, they went on a passionate journey with the dulcimer.
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