dulc1HANSON, Ky. (9/13/13) – After a few false starts, the 14 people gathered at Hanson Baptist Church on Thursday played "Boil Them Cabbage Down" together on their dulcimers.
 
The song, described by group member Pat Lorton as "the national anthem for dulcimers," was the first of several practiced by the group which met the first time on August 29. They went on to play a variety of folk and gospel favorites.
 
Kay Buskov of Madisonville is one of the three organizers of the group. She said she and the others, Peggy Stirsman and Nancy Parker, had been attending a dulcimer club in Henderson.
 
"After going there, we thought 'we need to do this in Madisonville,'" Buskov said.
 
The group is small for now, but the three women share a vision.
 
"We're hoping it really grows," Buskov said.
 
dulc2According to Buskov, that expansion may bring in new instruments as well as people. Speaking of a group in Elizabethtown, she said "They have all kinds of instruments, including the banjo, mandolin, and autoharp."
 
Buskov, Stirsman, and Parker have been playing the dulcimer since February.
 
"We are novices," Buskov said of the newly formed class. "We'll share what we know. We'll get better together."
 
It seems that some members of the community can hardly wait for the group to be concert-ready.
 
"We have already been asked to play a couple places, when we get better," Stirsman said.
 
To Stirsman, the appeal of the group goes beyond the music they make together.
 
"The best part is hearing people laugh and have a good time," she said.
 
The dulcimer class meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at Hanson Baptist Church. Players of all skill levels may still join.
 
Mari & Ami Clayton
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Upcoming Events at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (7/30/15) — Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of fun programs for all ages and interests. Friday and… Read More

Caldwell County Traffic Advisory

CALDWELL COUNTY, Ky. (7/28/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close a section of Kentucky 128 in… Read More
1 DOW 17,745.98
-5.41 (-0.03%)    
2 S&P 2,108.63
+0.06 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,128.79
+17.05 (0.33%)    

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5421

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3689

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2252

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2215

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 2143

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19630

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15845

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 29, 2015 2215

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1992

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1891

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1330

PPD Warns Public: Beware of Facebook Scam

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1175

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1086

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 998

Local Teen Cited on Charges for Alleged…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 876

Hanson City Council Discusses Boundaries, Zoning

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 710

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 698

Muhlenberg County Head Start Preschool Program…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News