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Acclaimed Mountain Dulcimer Artist Don Pedi in Springfield


So someone points to your mountain dulcimer and says, “How long have you been playing that?” You look at your watch and answer, “About 45 minutes.” That joke digs at the relative ease with which one can learn to play the instrument known as the “hog fiddle,” but it hardly applies to North Carolina’s Don Pedi, who is something of a virtuoso. He’ll give a workshop and concert in Springfield next Monday, and I’ll talk with him on the Tuesday edition of “Live and Local.”