Big News- We Have A Grand Champion!

About Louisville KY- I don't know if Ted will toot his own horn here so I will feel free to do it for us all. Ted was able to go down to Louisville last Saturday to compete in their state hammered dulcimer contest. He came home the 2010 Kentucky State Hammered Dulcimer Grand Champion!!!!
It was so much fun to see his face when he arrived home that evening... competitions are a lot of mental and emotional work but his smile said it was worth it!

The event organizer, a sweet southern woman who is a longtime promotor of dulcimer arts, told him, "Honey, you go to Kansas and win Nationals for us!" With her smile and enthusiasm behind him he is girding himself to compete for the title of National Champ in September. The judges gave him excellent feedback on the strengths of his performance, specifically the originality of his arrangements and his technical skills, as well as some tips about what will improve his performances in front of the National judges.

So he came home with a nice trophy, entrance into the National Competition in Kansas and a dulcimer that the kids are loving to play on.
Wesley started playing around with it on Sunday afternoon and he is already jumping into performing a song with Ted at a show in Wabash tonight. Do I hear dueling dulcimers in the future? Just wanted to share the great news!

3 comments

  • Brent

    Brent

    GREAT!!! Congratulations!

    GREAT!!! Congratulations!

  • pastryface

    pastryface

    Awesome Ted!!! You are the King o' Kentucky Dulcimer Playing! Keep up the good work friend and thank you Donna for tooting the horn for him. :0)

    Awesome Ted!!! You are the King o' Kentucky Dulcimer Playing! Keep up the good work friend and thank you Donna for tooting the horn for him. :0)

  • lindy bug

    lindy bug

    Yay dad's the worlds champion!And lyra's birthday. Love your music dad.and i love you to.

    Yay dad's the worlds champion!And lyra's birthday.
    Love your music dad.and i love you to.

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