Hammered Dulcimer Arrangements by Ruth

 

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"Ruth is one of the rarer exceptions in the dulcimer world. She plays with such feeling and expression. Her arrangements are a mirror of the emotion and personality that she puts into her music. When you hear her play you can visualize the setting she is portraying. A real touch of class that anyone would be proud to emulate.”
—Rick Thum

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Hammered Dulcimer in candlelight “Ruth's expressive playing style and exemplary teaching methods are evident throughout this book. Here you will find both a collection of great tunes and a helpful resource for learning performance ideas, historical background, and personal creativity. Whether you play solo or with others, this book is for you!”
—Stephen Humphries
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Sample Pages

An Appalachian Aire - Melody and Chords An Appalachian Aire - arrangement String Chart
     

 

 

 

 

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Steve and Ruth are heading to Kentucky this weekend! Join them at Kentucky Music Week for a fantastic time of workshops, concerts and jamming!

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Steve and Ruth Smith

Steve and Ruth's music is regularly heard on XM & Sirius Satellite Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Highlander Radio Networks, NPR and acoustic music format radio stations around the U.S. Steve and Ruth have been featured on the PBS TV series Song of the Mountains, NPR’s All Songs Considered and Thistle & Shamrock, in Ohio Magazine, and Dulcimer Players News.

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Upcoming Dates

  • 07/19/2018
    Original Dulcimer Players Club Funfest - Evart, MI
     
  • 08/18/2018
    Wood n Strings Pickin’ Porch - Townsend, TN
     
  • 10/21/2018
    Black Mountain Music Festival - Black Mountain, NC
     
  • 11/02/2018
    Heartland Dulcimer Fest - Elizabethtown, KY