Tom Dooley Dulcimer Connection

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I wonder what the history of Tom Dooley really is” you may find this interesting:

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Updates for 49th Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

October 2-3

Improvements and Changes Highlight 49th Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Among other changes: “Competition Changes/All Categories – All competitors in all categories will be required to play two tunes. This will impact all the Friday night competitions and some on Saturday that previously only required one tune to be played. 
More at


Friday Night (2 Oct)
4 p.m. and 6 pm: Aubrey Hayne & Friends 

Saturday Night (3 Oct)
5 pm: Tim Graves & the Farm Hands

Jake Hisaw Birthday

Jake Hisaw will be 97 on 30 August. Some of us thought it would be nice to shower him with birthday cards between now and then. If you are interested his mailing address is:

Jake Hisaw
Room 8
The Madison Village & Assisted Living
6016 Wall Triana Highway
Madison, AL 35757




Uncle Dave Macon Days & Dulcimer Competition

Here’s an audio/video version of what I posted a week or so ago so some of it will be new to you.

Uncle Dave Macon Days & Dulcimer Competition

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Music videos by Matt Prater

This is not dulcimer related but Matt is a local Limestone County/Athens resident and he has played with us on dulcimer Saturdays at Consign World.

Music videos by Matt Prater

I especially like this song by Matt as Mr. Carwile use to cut my hair:

The Barber

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2015 Uncle Dave Macon Days

Homer & Joan and Karen & I went to Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on 10 July.

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2015 Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree

See our adventure from 3 July:

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