Trim: 6 x 9¼
978-0-8108-7411-4 • Paperback • March 2010 • $69.00 • (£53.00)
978-0-8108-7412-1 • eBook • March 2010 • $61.50 • (£47.00)
Ralph Lee Smith is a leading authority on the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and is a performer and teacher of traditional American folk music. He is the author of Folk Songs of Old Virginia (2009) and Greenwich Village: The Happy Folk Singing Days, 1950s and 1960s (2008).
A complete and thorough book that reveals little-known facts about the dulcimer's origins on the early Appalachian frontier and its design traditions. A good choice for libraries with strong music/ethnomusicology collections.
— Library Journal
Smith's research...has been extensive and generally well documented, and his book will be a useful resource for anyone interested in the dulcimer, Appalachian history, or folk music in general.