[Introduction Galax Style Dulcimer Playing] Silly Bill

Primary Performer/Group

Description

played by Phyllis Gaskins at the Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music on 10-20-12
Phyllis Gaskins of Elkton (Rockingham County), Virginia, specializes in the old Galax, Virginia, string band, fiddle-based dulcimer style that she learned to play over 30 years ago from her mentor, Raymond Melton The style goes back in the Melton family to the middle of the 1800s and is quite similar to that of many older West Virginia dulcimer players The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities recognized Phyllis as a "Master Traditional Artist" in 2010-11 She is accompanied in her Berea performances by her husband Jim Gaskins, on fiddle and banjo

Date

10/20/12

Type

Sound Music

Citation

Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College

Identifier

SC-CD-131-002-01
SC-CD-131-002-02

Rights

This resource is provided for educational purposes Please cite all references to this item

Date Digitized

2012

Geolocation