The Olive Hill Center for Arts and Education is continuing its efforts to bring art to Olive Hill, this time in the form of music with a concert and two workshops!
The Center will host a dulcimer concert, featuring Anne MacFie and Stephen Seifert, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the show.
Both musicians will host workshops on Saturday, Nov. 12. MacFie will provide a beginners workshop, $15, starting at 10:30 a.m.
- Anne’s “Babes-in-the-Woods” workshop for those who are entirely new to the dulcimer. The workshop will include information on tuning and handling the instrument, fretting one-string melodies and rhythmic strumming, picking out tunes by ear, and simple multi-string chords. A limited number of dulcimers will be available for those who don’t have one.
Seifert will host a more a workshop for those who are more experienced with the instrument are, $15, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
- A Master class for the experienced dulcimer player. Stephen teaches students ear training and dramatic dynamics, and the use of unconventional rhythms with familiar tunes. Known as “Dulcimerdom’s best thrasher,” his superb technical skills will provide a great learning experience.
To register for this event: visit the Shoppes on the Hill 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or call 286-5505, or register online here.
About the Artists
A decades-long folk-singer/songwriter, Anne has been a member of a regional community of mountain dulcimer players encompassing several states. Living in Appalachian Kentucky, she has collected from there some of the ballads and stories, added to her extensive singing repertoire. Since 1969, Anne has performed and taught dulcimer students professionally, throughout the continental United States and toured in eleven European countries.
Stephen is a favorite among dulcimer players, having been a featured artist at festivals all over the country and abroad. He has also performed as a soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras, such as the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He served as Adjunct Professor of Mountain Dulcimer from 1997 to 2001 with David Schnaufer at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, and taught, performed and recorded as a duo with Mr. Schnaufer. Stephen has authored ten books and twelve instructional videos and made four CD recordings.