Planning your visit to Tupelo to coincide with the monthly North Mississippi Dulcimer Music session? Why not make the most of it by riding to and from the performance at the Tupelo Parkway Visitor Center.
A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi.
The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its knowledge and talents. The Appalachian mountain dulcimer is the first instrument developed in the United States. Dating back to the early 1800s, the dulcimer is an instrument whose very name means “sweet sound.” The National Park Service and the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association invite everyone to listen to the soft sweet sounds of the dulcimer and learn about its extensive history.
This program is free.
For additional information, call 1-800-305-7417.
Full details available here.
The dulcimer is a fretted string instrument, typically with three or four strings, originally played in the Appalachian region of the United States. It is considered a relatively quiet instrument