2017 - Third place went to a person who is making only his second time to enter this contest. Michael Poole of Chapel Hill, NC made the cut to the final 5 in the 2016 competition. Michael is a Physician’s Assistant who says he is about to retire. He likes to attends other festivals like Mountain Laurel. Michael also plays the piano, mountain dulcimer and the guitar. His favorite thing to do in Winfield is jam out in the campgrounds. His hobbies include horses, singing and gardening.
Contest Name: 2017 National Mountain Dulcimer Championships
1st Place Winner: Matthew Hathaway from Ft. Worth, TX 76179
Prize Instrument Selected: The 4FHKK Custom Koa Mountain Dulcimer provided by The Dulcimer Shoppe/McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers of Mountain View, AR
2nd Place Winner: Keith Reynolds from Labette City, KS 67356
Prize Instrument Selected: The 6FHWR-E Baritone Mountain Dulcimer provided by The Dulcimer Shoppe/McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers of Mountain View, AR