Anne Lough ~ autoharp, guitar, hammered and mountain dulcimer artist; vocalist, storyteller, folk dance instructor
Anne Lough:  autoharp, guitar, hammered and mountain dulcimer artist; vocalist, storyteller, folk dance instructor


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"Anne combines the best qualities of performer and teacher. She is a thoroughly professionsl performer, has a beautiful singing voice, is highly skilled at accompanying herself on a wide variety of instruments and is also extremely knowledgeable about the background and history of the songs and tunes she sings and plays. As a teacher, she is patient, approachable, enthusiastic and and organized."

Bob Dalsemer, President
Country Dance and Song Society of America
Music and Dance Coordinator, John C. Campbell Folk School

 

Student comments:

"A superior instructor - I never dreamed I could learn so much in such a short time."

" A rare combination of talent, teaching excellence, humor, personality and patience."

"A REAL musical experience as well as an inspiration!"

"The best workshop I've ever attended - thank-you for such a wonderful week!"

Anne is a skilled and highly acclaimed instructor for any level of workshop in both hammered and mountain dulcimer. Workshops can be chosen from the following list or tailored to any specific emphasis or venue.

ANNE LOUGH WORKSHOP TITLES

hammered dulcimer

• Getting Started
• Frills and Thrills - Ornamentation
• Beautiful Celtic Melodies
• Mountain Modal Tunes
Dressing It Up – Basic Melodic Embellishment
• Chording - Backup
• Freedom and Improvisation
• Waltzes
• Fiddle Tunes
• Hymns
• Building Your Repertoire
• O'Carolan Tunes
• Classical Beauty
• Parlor Songs
• Ragtime - Blues - Chromatic Notes
• Creating Interesting Arrangements
• Show Tunes and Old Standards
• Christmas Anytime
• Heart and Soul - Playing with Expression and Musicality
• Here Comes the Bride -  Wedding Classics
• Irish Jigs and Reels

mountain dulcimer

• White Spirituals and Folk Hymns
• Mountain and Play Party Songs
• Christmas Anytime
• Twists and Turns - left hand technique and musicality
• Children's Songs
• Using the Capo
• Singing with the Dulcimer
• Chording - Ionian and/or Mixolydian
• Theory
• Harmony, Rounds, and Duets
• Aeolian Mode
• Old Time Hymns in Ionian
• Hymns in DAD and other tunings
• Waltzes
• Beautiful Celtic Melodies
• Finger-Picking
• DGD tunes
• Celtic music
• Parlor and Sentimental tunes
• Stephen Foster Tunes

• American Folk Songs to Sing and Play
• Easy Classics and Wedding Music
• Exploring Modes
• Heart and Soul - Playing with Expression and Musicality

ALSO:    

AUTOHARP

Getting Started
Introduction to Melody Playing

VOCAL

• Finding Your Voice – Harmony and Choral Singing
• Old Time Shaped Note Singing

FOLK DANCING FOR FUN

 

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Anne LoughAppalachian Traditions828-627-2704annelough@bellsouth.net