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"Wonderful Sounds"

"...the musicians took advantage of every tool at their disposal to create wonderful sounds evoking timeless aspects of the human condition; faith, joy, celebration."

Peter Hummers

Outer Banks Sentinel

- Puter Banks Sentinel

"Loyal Fans"

"You have some very loyal fans in Old Salem who would not miss a Christmas season without Puddingstone."

Gene Capps

Director of Programs at Old Salem, NC

- Old Salem

"Such a talented group!"

"The musicians were indeed outstanding, Such a talented group!"

Sue Meyers

Vice President, Outer Banks Forum

- Outer Banks Forum

"Traditional and modern music"

"They offer their audiences an unmatched blend of traditional and modern music."

Michael Barrick

Lenoir News Topic

- Lenoir News Topic

"feast of Christmas music"

"The evening is a feast of Christmas music and original compositions where

Puddingstone is noted."

Hickory Daily Record

- Hickory Daily Record

"An extraordinary array of instruments"

"An extraordinary array of instruments, from krumhorn to electronic synthesizer, was artfully employed by the musicians of Puddingstone."

Peter Hummers

Outer Banks Sentinel
- Outer Banks Sentinel

"Remains one of the most popular parts of Old Salem's Christmas scene"

Puddingstone remains one of the most popular and delightful parts of Old Salem's Christmas scene. Loyal fans return year after year to enjoy this annual favorite and new audiences discover what will become an annual tradition. Ancient sounds of the harp, recorder, hurdy-gurdy, guitar, flute, drums and hammered dulcimer blend with those of electronic synthesizer to weave harmony, melody and rhythm into a magical experience for all ages.

Sally Gant
Director of Education and Special Programs
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
- Old Salem

"I've heard nothing but fantastic comments"

Thank you for such a wonderful evening of music Friday. You guys were great and the dancers added a special flair as well. I've heard nothing but fantastic comments.

Amy Jo Wood
Marketing Director
Our State Down Home in North Carolina
Since 1933 featuring NC History, People, Culture, & Travel

- Our State Magazine

"Puddingstone was a huge hit."

Puddingstone was a huge hit. The melding of traditional and new music along with the eclectic instruments and stage presence of the performers was wonderful! The audience was fully engaged from beginning to end. We can’t wait to have them return to Sunset!

Kathryn Coleman

Executive Director

The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation
- Lake Keowee Reserve


CD's :

Christmas Pudding

An Afternoon with Puddingstone

For Our Children

Christmas Past

Light of Love




Puddingstone formed first as a trio, consisting of percussion, hammered dulcimer, harp and flutes. It has grown to a 6-7 member band and now includes vocals, guitar, synthesizer and sometimes fiddle.

Our name says it all - Puddingstone is a conglomerate of many different stones. The genres we play range from Americana such as fife and drum, Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco, Renaissance and even some classical such as Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and Pachelbel's Canon. What makes a Puddingstone arrangement recognizable is the unique sound.

We have a dazzling array of ancient and modern instruments including hurdy gurdy, gemshorns, & viola de gamba as well as electronic wind machines and drum sets. The combination of the ancient and acoustic instruments with the electronic instruments is what gives us our signature sound.

We have been hailed as the "best kept secret in North Carolina". Our members all have professions that are additional to being musicians. Our professions include physician, teachers and business owners.

We have a very loyal following in North Carolina and are looking to expand our presence throughout the southeast. We performed in July 2007 as the kick-off group for the Best of Our State weekend sponsored by Our State Magazine. We were also featured on their events calendar with a photo in the March 2008 edition to promote our Luck 'o the Irish concert March 15 which featured the St. Joseph's Irish Dancers.