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

A decline?!

In the midst of this flurry of activity, it may sound strange to talk of a decline; but Billy Bennington listed 25 players who had been active within a radius of 10 miles of his village (Barford) before the war. His explanation was:

"Well, you see, the younger generation come along, the older generation went out... TV come along ... wireless come along, then that finished up as Skiffle groups ... and that went and finished that ... I mean, what have you got now? - all guitars now, you know ... can you play a guitar?"