The Tennessee Valley Strummers will return to the Florence/Lauderdale Visitor Center later this month for a special dulcimer music program featuring holiday favorites. The program will be held in the Gallery on Friday, December 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
The dulcimer, which means “sweet sound,” is a four-stringed instrument developed in the 1700s in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The featured players use a tablature system of playing, based on fret numbers, which enables them to play with others – even if they have never met before.
Featured selections during the program will include: “Hark the Herald Angels,” “Blue Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Silent Night” and “Appalachian Carol.”
Visitors are encouraged to come out and listen to the music, enjoy refreshments and tour the new center. Admission is free.
For more information, call the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Office at 256-740-4141.