Ozark Folk Center Announces 2015 Southern Regional Dulcimer Champions

The Ozark Folk Center hosted the 38th Annual Dulcimer Jamboree in Mountain View, Arkansas.  The Dulcimer Jamboree provided workshops in both mountain and hammer dulcimers at all levels of playing skills.  Evening concerts featured workshop instructors along with their regular cast of local and regional bands.  The Saturday evening concert featured the contestants of the Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship and the Southern Regional Hammer Dulcimer Championship.

 

Winners of the 2015 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship are: 1st Place:       
Keith Reynolds, Lebette City, Kansas;  2nd Place: Linda Bennett, Fort Smith, Arkansas;
3rd Place: Jan Carroll, Lawton, Oklahoma

 

Keith is the winner of a McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer made by The Dulcimer Shoppe and presented by luthier and shop owner Jim Woods.  Keith also received a check from the Ozark Folk Center, a trophy, and a Full-Festival pass to the Walnut Valley Festival and entry into the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship held September 16 – 20, 2015 in Winfield, Kansas. 

 

 

Winners of the Southern Regional Hammer Dulcimer Championship are:
1st Place: Colin Beasley, Mobile Alabama;  2nd Place:  Sonja Lee Nelson-Stough, Baldwin, Missouri;  and 3rd Place:  Rich Aram, Katy, Texas.

 

Colin is the winner of a Master Works, Inc. Hammer Dulcimer presented by luthier Russell Cook.  Colin also received a check from the Ozark Folk Center, a trophy, and a Full-Festival pass to the Walnut Valley Festival and entry into the National Hammer Dulcimer Championship held September 16-20, 2015 in Winfield, Kansas. 

 

The Ozark Folk Center, an Arkansas State Park, is America’s only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage and a wonderful way to enjoy yesterday presented in such an entertaining way.  Visit their website: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com to see what they have to offer.