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TO ORDER send a check or money order for the items & postage prices shown below, made out to Lois Hornbostel, and mail to:


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




LOIS'S NEW CD - "A Melodious Meeting"

Lois Hornbostel (mountain dulcimer) and International Autoharp Champion Mike Fenton perform a beautiful blending of the two instruments on their favorite traditional pieces on this economically-priced CD. Ehukai Teves plays bass and duet dulcimer on King of the Fairies.


Titles:  Polly Swallow, Jim Shank, The Flight of the Eaglets, Hewlett, Uncle Henry, Anna's Visa, King of the Fairies, Bosco Stomp, Barlow Knife, Ozark Farewell


Price $10 plus $3.50 packaging & postage

Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer, Vol. 1

This classic compilation features nineteen of the finest players in the country in solo and ensemble instrumental selections ranging from traditional and contemporary, to jazz, classical, original, and Celtic melodies. Features Lois playing "Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes"/"Give Me Your Hand," plus other players on: Muddy River Suite, Resignation/Goin' to Boston, Song of Polly, Gypsy Wind, The Extra Drops of Brandy, Droning Mrs. Gobier/Old Christmas for Dulcimer, Misty Mountain Morning/Amazing Grace, The Humours of Glenridge, Time After Time, Stormy Weather, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Liza Jane, Emma's song, Greensleeves/Scarborough Fair, Canarios, Soor Plooms, Si Beg Si Mor.

Price $15.00 + postage & packaging $3.50, with $1.00 for each additional item.

Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Play Music for Christmas

More than seasonal music, this recording is an exciting showcase of many different mountain dulcimer playing styles performed by well known dulcimer players. Features Lois playing "Il Est Né le Divin Enfant," plus other players on: In Dulci Jubilo, In the Bleak Midwinter, White Christmas, Mary's Boy Child, Frosty the Snowman, 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime/Hush, My Babe, Away in a Manger, Angels We Have Heard on High, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Down in Yon Forest, O Holy Night, Coventry Carol, Little Drummer Boy, I Wonder as I Wander, Silent Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Price $15.00 + Postage & packaging $2.50, with $1.00 for each additional item. 


Instructional/Repertoire Books:

For an updated list of Lois's books for mountain dulcimer, visit www.DulcimerMusic.Net - Music  Store page.


BOOK & CD from Lois & Mel Bay Publications -

Cajun Favorites for Mountain Dulcimer


This instructional tune book is for mountain dulcimer players of advanced beginner skills & up - and other musicians learn the music from its notation, chord letters and companion CD. This book & CD set presents 26 of the best Cajun two-steps, waltzes and songs, with playing technique instructions to make them sound authentic, and features mountain dulcimer tablature arrangements.

Just like the Cajun accordions that are the centerpiece of the music, mountain dulcimers play adiatonic scale, so the music "fits." Dulcimer players who love DAD tuning can practice 24 of the 26 pieces in that tuning, but it shows how to play in the keys most Cajun musicians use.

Titles:  La Valse à Abe, Allons à Lafayette, Aux Natchitoches, The Back Door, Bayou Pon Pon, Bayou Teche Two-Step, Bosco Stomp, Chez Seychelles, Deux Cocodries, Enterre-moi Pas, Eunice Two-Step, Grand Mamou, Grand Texas, Indian on a Stump, J'ai Fait l'Amour Chez Nonc Bob, J'ai Passé Devant ta Porte, Jambalaya, J'étais au Bal, Johnny Can't Dance, Jolie Blon, Madame Sosthéne, Mardi Gras Dance, Oberlin Waltz, Pa Janvier, Parlez-nous à Boire

Lois plays all 26 pieces on the CD, making the pieces easier to learn.

Price: $23 plus $3.50 postage


Books for Internet Download from Mel Bay:

Anthology for the Fretted Dulcimer (appropriate for advanced beginners to experienced players)

Powerhouse book of 64 playing techniques and arrangements of many styles of music bagpipe music, bluegrass, blues, church music, rounds, Christmas, classical, contemporary, country, cowboy, dance tunes, duets, fiddle tunes, jazz, jigs, lullabies, lute music, morris dance music, polkas, polskas, ragtime, railroad, rock'n'roll, sea chanteys, slow airs, tango, waltzes, zither music. Special music played on the mountain dulcimers Swedish cousin, the hummel. Each musical piece teaches a new dulcimer playing technique, like balalaika strumming, clawhammer, bowing, harp techniques, noter-style playing, playing accidentals, grace notes, bending strings, harmonics, scale run techniques, tremolo, triplets, ritardando, fermata. Phrasing and dynamics, key changes, the original NBC tuning, reverse tunings, memorization, many chording techniques, and playing with other instruments. Includes guest arrangements by other notable dulcimer players.

"I think Anthology for the Fretted Dulcimer is one of the best resources I've ever seen." - Kenneth Bloom: teacher, multi-instrumentalist & builder.




The Irish Dulcimer

(appropriate for intermediate through experienced players)

The classic mountain dulcimer collection of Irish jigs, hornpipes, reels, polkas, harp tunes & songs learned from Irish musicians in New York City. Tablature, notation, chords, technique instruction. Music: As I Roved Out, Behind the Haystack, The Blarney Pilgrim, The Castle of Dromore, Celtic Melodies, The Cruiscin Lan, Denis Murphy's Slide, The Foggy Dew, Give Me Your Hand, The Harvest Home, Haste to the Wedding, The Humours of Whiskey, The Kesh Jig, Londonderry Air, Love Will You Marry Me, Merrily Kiss the Quaker, The Merry Blacksmith, Mick McGuire, Miss McLeod's Reel, Ned of the Hill, O'Carolan's Receipt for Drinking, The Parting Glass, Planxty Fanny Power, Planxty Irwin, Planxty Morgan Magan, Port Lairge, The Rights of Man, The Road to Lisdoonvarna, Spanish Lady, Strop the Razor, Summertime Summertime.



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 www.Dulcimerville.com. 

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