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NewNEW LESSONS FOR JANUARY

Eighth of January is a fiddle tune taught by Vi Wickam for fiddle players. This tune was originally named "Jackson's Victory" after Andrew Jackson's famous rout of the British at New Orleans on January, 8th, 1815. The lyrics were written by Jimmy Driftwood, a high school teacher in Arkansas, in order to get his students interested in history.

Enjoy this up-to-speed version of "Eighth of January" played by Vi and friends.



We also added Breaking Up Christmas by Steve Eulberg for ALL dulcimer players. This tune is taught for the hammered dulcimer, baritone mountain dulcimer, standard mountain dulcimer, and the Galax dulcimer. It is taught in both A and D, with several different options for tuning.

The tradition of partying for 12 days, and the song, Breakin' Up Christmas, came from the Appalachian mountains. Party hosts would move furniture out of the house to make way for the festivities. The celebration lasted from the week before Christmas through the week after, usually winding down after those two weeks. Toward the end, they’d always play this tune.

To hear a rousing rendition of the tune, listen to Steve play it through on the baritone dulcimer at full speed ahead (video 6). Then he goes back and takes it at a slower pace, for those of us just learning the tune.



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NewDULCIMER CLUBS PAGE

We have added a Dulcimer CLUBS Page to our website (see the 3rd tab from the right at the top). Our vision is to provide as complete a list of dulcimer clubs as possible. But we need a LOT of help to fill in all the blanks with up-to-date information. If your club is not listed, or if the contact information is missing, just click here to fill out our information form with all the details we need to include yours on the map.

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