2017 Texas State Dulcimer Champions Announced

The Lone Star State Dulcimer Society hosted the LSSDS Dulcimer Festival at Glen Rose Park in Glen Rose, Texas on Mother’s Day Weekend. The weekend included workshops for both mountain and hammer dulcimers, led by nationally known instructors, and was highlighted by the Texas State Dulcimer Championships.

Matthew Hathaway from Fort Worth, Texas won First Place in the Texas State Mountain Dulcimer Championship. Margaret Wright from Kennard, Texas won Second Place and Van W Gardner from Decatur, Texas won Third Place.

Amy Lyons from Marietta, Texas won First Place in the Texas State Hammer Dulcimer Championship. Doug Giddings from Fort Worth, Texas won Second Place and Leta Sage from Dublin, Texas won Third Place.

Matthew Hathaway and Amy Lyons have been invited to represent Texas in the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship and the National Hammer Dulcimer Championship respectively at the National Dulcimer Championships are part of the National Flat Picking Championships hosted by the Walnut Valley Festival to be held **September 13th through 17th, 2017 in Winfield, Kansas.