SARAH MORGAN
When Sarah came onto the dulcimer scene as a
teenager, the purity and fluidity of her singing could be
likened to that of Allison Krauss, and her playing was
already astonishing.  She was fast, she was complex,
and her creative arrangements brought a new sound to
old melodies.  Before she was twenty she had taken
first place in the National Mountain Dulcimer
Championship.  Recently graduated from Morehead
University, Sarah’s back in her home state of
Tennnessee.
ROBERT FORCE
Robert Force is a master of the Appalachian Mountain
dulcimer. His numerous books, recordings and over
fifty years of performance on stage, radio and
television have influenced literally thousands of
players.  While embracing the dulcimer's traditional
roots, Robert's unique style incorporates musical
influences from folk to rock to world music. A resident
of Washington State, he is a cheerful, infectious,
engaging, story-telling performer who
is as fun to watch as he is to hear.
ANNE MACFIE
A co-founder of the GADC 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.
CATHY BARTON & DAVE PARA
Married for forty years and playing together for
more than thirty-five, Cathy and Dave, with a
prodigious knowledge of folk music and a
powerful performance style, have entertained
on riverboats, at Civil War re-enactments, at
schools, on folk festival stages.  Anywhere a
couple of Missourians can put robust vocals
over a guitar and banjo, or a mandolin and
hammered dulcimer, Cathy and Dave will be
there, knocking the socks off a delighted
audience!
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MATTHEW DICKERSON
Fifteen-year-old Matthew Dickerson began
playing the hammered dulcimer on a homemade
instrument he constructed from a water-damaged
piano.  He developed a lively, acoustic style of
playing that led him to enter and win regional
competitions and, eventually, the 2012 National
Hammered Dulcimer Championship at the Walnut
Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. As of 2018,
Matt has chosen music as a full time venture,
performing and teaching across the United
States as well as in the studio and online. He
lives in South Carolina.
NA SKYLARK (THE SKYLARKS)
This trio of Kentucky lasses, Lorinda Jones,
Cathy Wilde and Lydia Byard, is dedicated to
playing the traditional music of the Celtic lands.  
They weave the voices of the Irish harp, the
uillean pipes, flutes and whistles, fiddle and
Appalachian dulcimer into a tapestry of sound
and feeling listeners have described as “deeply
touching,” “authentic” and “soulfood for my
Irish heart.”
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