March 14, 2014
BRIDGEWATER -- A group in Bridgewater is practicing their dulcimer skills, part of a beginners dulcimeer workshop at the Bridgewater Retirement Community.
The dulcimer is a stringed instrument. The Blue Ridge Dulcimer Club helps put on the workshop. They hold one the first Saturday each month.
Jan Scanlan is a member of the club. Her husband makes dulcimers. The dulcimer, Scanlan said, is an instrument rich in culture, going back to settlers on the frontier.
"It is a uniquely American instrument," Scanlan said. "They were remembering these instruments from home, and eventually a dulcimer as we know it developed."
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