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Back At Black Mountain

October 20, 2023
Good Morning, Y'all!
I'm in beautiful Black Mountain, North Carolina, today, attending the amazing Black Mountain Music Fest!
This is one of the world's premier dulcimer festivals, with hundreds of attendees and many of the very best instructors. Strictly an in-person event, this festival is organized by Chuck Moseley, and is one of my personal favorites.
Folkcraft has a nice display in the main building. I'm the official "dulcimer doctor" of the event, so our booth is always busy with people looking at instruments, getting repairs done, and just visiting with me and Aly.
Here are a few photos to whet your appetites for attending this festival in 2024. I'll send you a wrap-up email next week - after we get back to Woodburn, Indiana.

two smiling friends at black mountain music festival 2023 Two dulcimer-playing friends wearing big smiles because they're having such a great time at the Black Mountain Music Festival. 

dave haas teaching a private dulcimer lesson at black mountain music festival
Dave Haas giving a private dulcimer lesson. 

jamming with dave haas in the folkcraft area black mountain music festival
Jamming with Dave Haas in the Folkcraft vending corner.

folkcraft family photo at black mountain musical festival
Folkcraft Family Photo (L. to R.): Bing Futch, Richard Ash, Aly Ash and Jim Ash. 

jim ash playing a lapjo in the folkcraft vending area at black mountain music festival
A quiet end to a busy day: Papa Jim playing the LAP-JO in the Folkcraft vending corner.

Thanks for reading - Have a great weekend!
Richard Ash - luthier-who-does-luthier-type-stuff-both-in-the-shop-and-on-the-road