As you can see we are just beginning, but we will be
adding information, pictures, instructions, and exciting
information about Ken and the bowed dulcimer in the near
This site is devoted to those people who are already
playing a bowed dulcimer, who are interested in playing
a bowed dulcimer, or wonder what a bowed dulcimer is.
This site features
Kenneth Bloom: luthier, performer, teacher and friend.
2013 Registration Form -
INFORMATION: Please note that all rooms to
receive the festival discount must be booked and
complete before the end of February 2013.
All rooms booked after that time will be at the
hotel's regular room rates, which are substantially
more. When participants call to book their rooms,
they need to call the hotel directly at
336.368.2237 and be sure to ask for the
Bowed Dulcimer Festival Discount.
The hotel is the Quality Inn and Suites,
Key St., Pilot
Mountain, NC 27041. They are offering rooms
to the participants of the Bowed Dulcimer Festival
for $62.99 plus tax for a regular room, and $89.99
plus tax for a suite.
FEST LUNCH OPTIONS have been posted thru the Bowed
Dulcimer Friends Yahoo group. Please
contact Ken for more info. (You
will need to be order in advance);
Ken's Schedule for
upcoming bowed dulcimer events and classes will be
updated in the near future. (posted 2-6-2013)
Another wonderful bowed dulcimer player,
Marsha Harris, is teaching workshops and
has kindly offered her schedule
IN THE NEWS - ON THE WEB
I am very pleased to announce the release of my
second bowed dulcimer CD. It has a fine
music from all over the world and goes further than
the last CD in demonstrating the versatility of the
bowed dulcimer. For further information and ordering
please go to:
GAIL: To help in keeping our website up-to-date we
ask that you email me
) with your exciting news that you would like to share. Any ideas,
suggestions, photos, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
Burt has graciously taken pictures and caught our sound
since the beginning - for now I would like to put the
Bloom's arrangement and explanation of the Napoleon
Suite performed by the 2007 ensemble (large file)
Bloom's comments only for the above
Burt Kahn has sent you a PhotoShow!
Hi to all, Please share the photo show link
with other bowed dulcimer and mountain
dulcimer players. Turn on your speakers and
Since the 1st
Annual Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival, we have a Bowed Dulcimer Friends Yahoo Group. You have
the option to receive each individual email, a daily
digest, or only special announcements. We use this group to keep in touch, get to know each other,
and help each other. It is a great way to share
information. If you need help to join, just email
. Please remember - you don't have to post, but we
would love to have everyone join. An easy way to
join is to enter your email address in the box
below...Yahoo will then send you an email that you just
have to hit Reply and Send.
Bowed Dulcimer Class at the NFGDA festival in Unicoi
of Ken playing "John
Roy Lyall", also known in the Bowed Dulcimer world
as "Tune from St. Andrews". (please note the fluidity
of Ken's wrist as he pulls the bow, the relaxed bow hold,
loose wrist, flowing, steady movements)
of Bowed Dulcimer models
Snippets and pictures from the 1st Annual Pilot
Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival
2nd Annual Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival (March
31- April 2, 2006)
Western Carolina University Mountain Dulcimer Week Bowed
introductory DVD/video will soon be available
of tips and help
Please come back soon. If you have pictures,
advice, or ideas to share on this website please email
them to Gail at
forget Ken is
going to be at Lagniappe
weekend of March 7-10, 2013.
Come get a
head start on Pilot Mountain and hopefully some nice
warm weather to rid yourself of that winter chill. We
are going to have a 'second line', Mardi Gras
parade, teach you how to eat crawfish and have some of
the best music around! I am looking forward to seeing a
bunch of you in Port Allen, LA
on the good ole' Mississippi River.
CLICK FOR MORE INFO:
The "1st Annual Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival"
was held the first weekend in April, 2005 in Pilot
Mountain North Carolina. There were 17 participants and
a great time was had by everyone! Thanks to Ken, Cammie
and Ben (Sawbriar Acoustic Club)
Click here to read
what we did.
The December, 2004 DULCIMERSESSIONS.COM webzine
issue is archived online and features a Bowed Dulcimer article by Ken
here> for more information.