Don Pedi
Don Pedi


Don was born into a musical family in Chelsea Massachusetts. On weekends, his grandfather, who died before Don was born, would close his barber shop for business, and open his home in the back as a gathering place for family and friends to share homemade food, fellowship and live music. Don's grandfather played guitar, mandolin and banjo. Don's uncle Frank made his living singing and playing music. Another gifted singer is Don's dad. He'll burst into song at the drop of a hat.

Don first laid eyes on a dulcimer being played by Richard Farina at a live performance by Mimi and Richard Farina in 1964, at the old corn Coffee House in Boston. Don was convinced that someday he would get himself a dulcimer and play it. And he did! At Fiddler's Grove, he won with such consistency, that in 1980 Don was declared "Master Dulcimer Player" and removed from future competition. Watch Don's video as he tells us a little more about himself. You can contact Don by email at donpedi@dulcimercrossing.com.

Level 2 Pretty Little Girl with the Blue Dress On
Don teaches this old-time traditional fiddle tune in the key of G, using the D-G-d tuning.
Level 2 Sheepy & the Goat
Taken by old children's tunes, Don demonstrates this one that has caught his fancy. It is fun to incorporate lyrics suggesed by children.
Level 3 What'll We Do with the Baby-O
This is an old time traditional tune. Typical lyrics describe in dark humor the various things you could do with a baby including: wrap him up in calico, put him in his cradle, wrap him in the table cloth, throw him in the hayloft, hang him in the tree top, give him moonshine, etc. This tune is taught in the G-D-d tuning.



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