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Richard Ash  A man and his dulcimer
Richard Ash - a man and his dulcimer
 
Welcome to RichardAsh.com
 
Richard is the owner of Folkcraft Instruments, which is one of the oldest and most respected musical instrument manufacturers in the country. Folkcraft makes a variety of stringed and fretted instruments, including Appalachian dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, kantele, dulcilele, and ukulele.
 
Richard is a teacher, and holds a music education degree from The Ohio State University. Formerly a school band director, now he's an active dulcimer instructor.
 
Richard is also the organizer of three music festivals: The Dulcimer Gathering (for hammered dulcimer players); Indiana Dulcimer Festival (for Appalachian dulcimer players); and Midwest Uke Fest (for ukulele players).
 
And finally, Richard is a performer. You can hear him playing the dulcimer at events all over the country. From NAMM shows to dulcimer festivals, old-time music events to demonstration concerts in the Folkcraft concert hall, he's performed pretty much everywhere.
 
The NAMM Show with Bing Futch and Nick YoungWith national recording artists The Dixie Bee-LinersVending during Dulcimerville in North CarolinaBeing an attentive host at the Indiana Dulcimer Festival
The NAMM Show with Bing Futch and Nick YoungWith national recording artists The Dixie Bee-LinersVending during Dulcimerville in North CarolinaBeing an attentive host at the Indiana Dulcimer Festival

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