DAN LUNDRUM
Internationally known as one the most innovative hammered
dulcimer players, he is also known as that guy who plays the
wierd instrument at the Tennessee Aquarium. Leaving a career
in public radio in 1998 he has pursued music full time. His
performances have taken him around the world, the 1998
Olympic Games, and two presidential elections. He is a full
time member of Yanny's band and has six solo CDs and has
produced many albums for other musicians. He ansd his wife
now publish "Dulcimer Player's News" magazine.  
SUE CARPENTER Playing and teaching
mountain dulcimer all accross the U.S. & England,  
her unique fingerpicking has won many awards
including the 2005 National Dulcimer Championship.
She has an expressive style and exceptional
technical ability. As a teacher, her highly organized,
intensive methods, nurturing patience, and
enthusiasm all come with a dose of fun. She has two
CDs, a DVD, and three books. Newest is a duet
collection, "Joined in Harmony.
ANNE MACFIE
A co-founder of the GADC 40 years ago, Anne directs
and hosts the festival.  Her career as a folksinger and
songwriter has taken her all over the continental US
and to eleven European countries.  A resident of
Appalachian Kentucky, she teaches folk songs and
mountain dulcimer in several of the University of
Kentucky’s Road Scholar programs.
SUE MASSEK
Sue grew up a family of Kansas musicians, but has called
Kentucky her home for over forty years and is deeply
devoted to Appalachia and its people. A solo artist and banjo
player for the Reel Worls String Band, her musical journey
has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, Guatemala,
and Nicaragua. Having apprenticed under legendary
Kentucky artists Lily May Ledford, Clude Davenport, and
Blanch Colderon, Sue now a Master Artist for the Kentucky
Arts Council's Master/Apprentice GArant Program. Her CD
"Precious  Memories" rose to #2 on the Internatonal Folk DJ
list, and she tours with Si Kahns one woman play
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SLIGHT DEPARTURE
Can a mountain dulcimer player front a string band that
plays music ranging from traditional Appalachian play
party tunes to cowboy swing to contemporary pop?  
When that frontman is 2015 Kentucky State Dulcimer
Champ Alan Darveaux with bandmates Jeff Haslam on
mandolin, Sherril Keever on guitar and bowed psaltery
and Jon Dana on bass and guitar, GADC fans say “Yep,
those boys can play about anything.”  Returning for their
fourth appearance at our festival, Slight Departure will
demonstrate the musicianship, variety and fun
that have made them a favorite act..
ANNE & ROB LOUGH
Playing mountain and hammered ducimer, Anne is
internationally known as a traditional musician, &
acclaimed as a performer and educator.  With Music
Education Degrees from Murray State University, and
Western Carolina University, she is dedicated to  
traditional music, dance, stories, and folklore.  Anne
now performs and instructs at John C. Campbell Folk
School, the Swannanoa Gathering, the Ozark Folk
Center.Anne will be joined by her husband, Rob.
They have been delighting audiences for over 40
years with their repertoire, harmonies & musicianship.
2016 Performers
Forty Years & The Performers Get Better & Better !!