CHAPTER 4: Dulcimers in the British Isles since 1800 > Dulcimers in East Anglia

People - 10 of 13

Molly Whitaker



whose dulcimer had lain under the bed for 20 years until my first visit, and who is now receiving great ovations at concert parties, having raised £267 [1976] for the Wells hospital; her unusual dulcimer is supposed to have belonged to her father's great-grandfather, and Molly has yet another style of playing, using drones on the strong beats.

Billy Cooper made her hammers, but she found his red wool covering too soft, and substituted string instead.