Where to Find Us:

Lois Hornbostel

135 Pine Meadows Road

Bryson City, NC 28713

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What's New:

LOIS'S SIX MEL BAY MOUNTAIN DULCIMER BOOKS ALL AVAILABLE! Visit MUSIC STORE page for details.

BRING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PLAYING & BUILDING TO YOUR CHILDREN'S SCHOOLS! Learn how by clicking above on our new ARTS-IN-EDUCATION page!  

RECENT DULCIMER PLAYING CHAMPIONSHIPS! We've been attending Appalachian fiddle conventions, getting into the roots of the area's music, showing folks what the mountain dulcimer can do, and picking up some honors along the way...

 

 

LOIS’S DULCIMER CHAMPIONSHIPS:

After winning the Galax (VA) & Fiddlers Grove fiddle convention Dulcimer Championships in 1987, Lois did not compete much more until 2014 when she and Ehukai started visiting fiddle conventions. She's honored to have been awarded:

’14 Mt. Airy, NC Dulcimer Champion

’14 Grayson County, VA Dulcimer Champion

’14 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

’16 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

’16 Tazewell, VA Dulcimer Champion

'16 Laurel Bloomery, TN Dulcimer Champion

'17 Grayson County, VA Dulcimer Champion

'17 Laurel Bloomery, TN Dulcimer Champion

'18 Grayson County, VA Dulcimer Champion

'18 Tazewell, VA Dulcimer Champion

'18 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

 

EHUKAI’S DULCIMER

(& OTHER)  CHAMPIONSHIPS:

'12 Fiddlers Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’13 Union Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’14 Union Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’15 Union Grove, NC Dulcimer Champion

’15 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

'15 Ashe County, NC Dulcimer Champion

’16 Ashe County, NC Dulcimer Champion

'17 Tazewell, VA Traditional Singer Champion                                          '17 Alleghany County, NC Dulcimer Champion

'18 Tazewell, VA Folk Song Champion

'18 Tazewell, VA Harmonica Champion

'18 Fries, VA Dulcimer Champion

Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves

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What's New ... 

  

This was a heartwarming gathering of friends of the late Madeline MacNeil. Lois shared some of her memories of her friend, and then she and Ehukai played some of their best music. Check it out at the web site below.

Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves will be performing online

Fri., May 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. for

“MADDIE’S BIRTHDAY GATHERING.” 

Along with other longtime friends of the late Madeline MacNeil, we will be sharing our music and special memories of Maddie to celebrate her life. Free. For details visit

https://www.sendinthemusic.com/maddie-s-birthday-gathering

OCTOBER 7-10, 2021. SAVE THESE DATES!

Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves will be teaching and performing at QuaranTUNE 5.0 Virtual Dulcimer Fest. Details at above website. It is the largest virtual dulcimer festival, using Zoom, and is very inexpensive for you to participate. Lois and Ehukai will each be teaching only 5 workshops, so make sure to register and save your spaces in them!

 

Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves will soon

be offering private and small group

ONLINE LESSONS in

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER and UKULELE!

STAY TUNED HERE …

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We’re happy to announce that we will be featured performers at the

33rd Annual Fall Festival of the

NORTH GEORGIA FOOTHILLS

DULCIMER ASSOCIATION

November 18-20, 2021

We’ll be returning to teach virtually on Zoom several classes in Mountain Dulcimer and Ukulele and will present a concert performance.

MORE DETAILS HERE LATER.

Last year’s NGFDA Fall Festival:

32nd Annual Fall Festival

2020

Lois and Ehukai “virtually” taught some 200 students in mountain dulcimer and ukulele classes. The NGFDA Fall Festival has long been a favorite event of dulcimer players. The one-hour classes using the free "Zoom" program were very popular. Students could take them for only $11 each and could attend in the comfort of their own homes - even if they live in a different part of the world. Musicians learned new on-line skills, and it helped us make our livings during this difficult time. Thanks to everyone for this!

   

 

Latest Recordings by Lois and Ehukai:

Music Store! (Ordering info on MUSIC STORE page.)