Tag Archives: Mountain dulcimer

Jenni and the Mountain Dulcimer

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The mountain dulcimer has such a special, delicate sound that I only play it in certain types of shows and only solo. All of my children’s shows feature the instrument, because it is so easy to demonstrate and see. But I also like to play it at farmer’s markets because it takes people by surprise. It fits in, somehow.

I’m now getting ready for the 2024 SLV Summer Season, and enjoying brushing up my mountain dulcimer repertoire. I hope to see you out there this summer!

Putting On The Old Folk’s Clothes!

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“Putting On The Old Folk’s Clothes,” and “The Milkmaid and Her Pail” are two original songs from my most recent album, Putting On The Old Folk’s Clothes, 2008. I only chose my favorite pioneer children’s songs for this collection, songs that were popular with the school groups I worked with at Old Red Museum of Dallas History and Culture, as well as Dallas Heritage Village, and outdoor museum in the heart of the city. Over an eight-year period I taught Texas Pioneer songs and dances, along with instrument-making techniques, to hundreds of children.

The Milkmaid and Her Pail is an original song based on an Aesop Fable you may remember. It’s the origin of the saying, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch!”