Hawaiian musical virtuoso and songwriter Ehukai Teves and Lois Hornbostel play concerts and performances as a duo. Check out their music at www.DulcimerMusic.Net.



The country's most complete mountain dulcimer event. Lois produces this 6-day event in beautiful Black Mountain, NC. 2013 dates were June 3-8, and we were thrilled with the response and great people who came. Check back with for news of 2014.





Hi, friends of Dulcimerville!


In 2010 I founded Dulcimerville at the lovely Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Since 1989 I have directed, founded and produced weeklong events for the mountain dulcimer. They have had satisfying impact on the popularity of the instrument and I've gotten to work with many wonderful staff, volunteers and students. These events have always been one way for me to express my love for the mountain dulcimer and share its wonder with others. But since long before I organized events I have always been a musician, playing concerts, writing books for Mel Bay, and teaching others to play.


Dulcimerville has survived financially under my independent production and financial investment in a tough market for music festivals. It has truly been a labor of love each year requiring months of inspiration, decision making, budget planning, publicity, and financial investment on my part. Devoting so much of the year to Dulcimerville week has not left me enough creative time to explore my musical inspirations and abilities.


My plans this year and in the future are to focus on playing my music, touring and doing some traveling to places I've always wanted to go, so I will not be producing an annual Dulcimerville week. We'll keep you advised on the possibility that I might produce some exciting weekend Dulcimerville events. I appreciate all of you who have written telling me you wanted to attend Dulcimerville in 2014. Your attendance will be important to making weekend Dulcimerville events possible.


These new plans can allow me more creative time, exploring new styles of music on the mountain dulcimer, inspired by some amazing new instruments I have, and collaborating with that great Hawaiian dulcimer player/songwriter, Ehukai Teves. We invite you to visit our website, www.DulcimerMusic.Net . If you are involved with musical shows/events yourself and are in the market for two hardworking mountain dulcimer entertainer-teachers with loads of credentials write to us c/o our website!


I want to express my gratitude and love to all the wonderful volunteer helpers and staff who have worked with me clear back to the '80s to make my weeklong events successful. Many thanks also to the participants who supported with their attendance my previous Dulcimerville events. I really appreciate all the fun we have together. I look forward to seeing more of you as we enjoy the mountain dulcimer and music more!




Lois Hornbostel, Producer




Lois's Contacts:

Note new mailing address:

Lois Hornbostel
135 Pine Meadows Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713

What's New?

Lois's CALENDAR page!

Visit the updated "Calendar" page for exciting new events Lois and music partner Ehukai Teves will be attending.


Lois Hornbostel and Hawaiian singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Ehukai Teves present concerts of their many styles of colorful music. For info on their performances and musical workshops they teach visit DulcimerMusic.Net

Dulcimerville 2013 was a success!

Since 2010 Lois has produced "Dulcimerville" events at the beautiful Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Weekend Dulcimerville events are planned, which will allow Lois more time for her music and touring. Updates on Dulcimerville events will be listed at 

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