Doug Berch
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Doug Berch

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"Songs From My Past - Music with Mountain Dulcimer (2008)

"The Sadness of Common Objects - Hammered Dulcimer Instrumentals" (2008)



When I was first drawn to the dulcimer and hammered dulcimer I was unaware that many considered these instruments to be musically limited. As I taught myself to play I assumed that any walls I came up against were because caused by my lack of ability, not the potential of the instrument.

I have been performing since the mid 1970’s. During the 1980’s I toured throughout the United States and performed at many folk festivals, dulcimer festivals and concert venues.

In 1983 I took first place in both the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas.

I recorded two LPs (remember those?) on Kicking Mule Records in 1983 and 1985.

I have appeared as a support musician on many albums and soundtracks. I am also a former member of the Celtic ensemble Colcannon.