Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 16, 2014

C.E Brehm Library hosts concert

MT. VERNON — — Libby Wilson and friends entertained area residents at the C.E Brehm Library with a free concert of traditional music on Thursday.

The group of eight musicians played traditional dulcimer music as part of a demonstration hosted by the library. The members of the group that plays with Wilson include Arleene Austin, Shirley Hays, Tina Owens, Keith Truitt, JoAnn Williams, Jeff McKay and Thomas Johnson.

"One of the youngest in the group is Tommy Johnson," Wilson said "He is only nine years old and first became interested in the mountain dulcimer after attending a children's workshop at the Historical Village."

A few of the members have only been playing with the group for a month, while others have been playing along with Wilson for a year. Wilson is a retired school teacher and has been playing on the mountain dulcimer at an expert level. Wilson has been playing the dulcimer for about 18 years.

"Our group ranges in all different ages as well as our skill levels," Wilson said.

All of the musicians played an instrument called the mountain dulcimer. The uniquely shaped instrument typically has three or four strings and is played with finger picking and smooth strumming motions.

During the performance, the group played folk inspired songs, hymnals and traditional dulcimer styled music.

A few of the songs played during the performance included "Shall We Gather at the River," "Nothing but the Blood," and "Cripple Creek."

Most musicians like Wilson play traditional folk music. There were around 20 people in attendance despite the rainy weather

"I am happy that we had such a good turn out tonight. Events like this are a great way for putting our library to good use and getting people involved in different things," Wilson said.



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