Past Project: WOMAD New Zealand

IMG_0342I proudly accompanied my hammered dulcimer students, 11-year-old twin sisters, Iris and Laurel Luce, in their performances at the 2015 WOMAD Festival in New Zealand. With their international traditional folk repertoire, they represented Chattanooga (and the USA) at this major world music festival.  In addition to the festival performances, Iris and Laurel also presented at three local schools in the New Plymouth area, introducing hundreds of students to the hammered dulcimer and their style of playing.  At one of the schools, an exchange took place in which the students heard a few tunes on the dulcimers, and then taught us a traditional Maori tune that fit the dulcimers perfectly!

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