Athens Dulcimer’s music featured in Bicentennial videos


Here are some links to the videos highlighting Limestone County’s Bicentennial.

A County Older than the State
(features Athens Dulcimers playing Cherokee Shuffle)

Athens, Alabama
(features Athens Dulcimers playing Goldrush & Bells of Saint Mary’s)

Athens Sacked & Plundered
(features Athens Dulcimers playing Southwind)

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2018 Singing on the Square Summer Concert Series

This free concert series is open to the public and is from 6:00PM-8:00PM (unless otherwise noted).  No seating is provided, so camp and lawn chairs are suggested.  Come early and enjoy the stores and restaurants before the show.

The rain location for this event is the Vietnam Veterans of Veterans Post 17915 West Elm Street in Athens. (See map below.)

David B <><

A Pendentive in the Kentucky State Capitol

A pendentive is a curved triangle of vaulting formed by the intersection of a dome with its supporting arches.

In the state capitol in Frankfort, KY is a painting that includes a young girl and a dulcimore. According to the state’s website, “In 2009, a coveted project to complete the dome pendentives of the Kentucky State Capitol was realized. The original design for the State Capitol included spaces for murals within the pendentives, or the reverse triangular spaces directly beneath the dome, that were never completed until now… The murals were officially unveiled at the June 4 2010 Centennial Gala.”

You can see another image in the link below in the 3rd photo down
The caption reads:

The Fruits of Knowledge
“…The center female figure in traditional attire provides genteel instruction to an attentive young girl sitting in a ladder back chair handcrafted in Kentucky. The girl is learning from the teacher how to play the dulcimer, our state instrument…”

David B <><


Louise wanted me to remind those who are interested in participating that we are continuing to collect canned/packaged food for “A Can A JAM” as we continue to give back to the community . 

She says, “We have delivered 40 lbs. of food to Limestone Co. Churches Inc. (LCCI ) so far. There is a great need in our community and anything you want to contribute will be greatly appreciated.”

See ya Thursday!

David B <><

Long, Long Ago tab correction

The pdf tab I linked to earlier had a typo. The last note on the seventh line should be 2 instead of 1.

Here’s the updated pdf. Long Long Ago DaD

  0-  0    1       2-     2   3   4     5     4    2-

Tell me the tales that to me were so dear,

    4-     3   2 1-     3        2    1 2-

Long, long a-go, long, long a-go,

   0-   0   1     2- –  2   3 4 5      4   2-

Sing me the songs I delighted to hear,

   4-      3    2 1-    2     1 0-

Long, long a-go, long a-go,

                                 0   0

  4-     3   2   1-                      3-   2   1 2-

Now you are come all my grief is removed,

                         0   0

  4-  3     2 1                   3-   2       1     2-

Let me forget that so long you have roved.

  0- 0      1 2-     2     3    4      5   4     2-

Let me believe that you love as you loved,

   4-      3   2 1-      2   1- 0

Long, long a-go, long a-go.

David Bennett <><