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Jim has been an exponent of traditional music and its history since the early 1970s. His instruments include fiddle (Celtic and Appalachian), clawhammer banjo, guitar, bodhran, mandolin, and mountain dulcimer. His mentors include the older traditional players of the Galax area, such as Luther Davis and Albert Hash, and the traditional players of Ireland and Cape Breton, such as Buddy MacMaster and John McDougall. Jim has studied the history of the tunes and has read many books and primary source materials on the various aspects of traditional music and culture. He has a strong resolve to keep all facets of traditional music alive in his playing and in workshops. He has a wealth of history and anecdotes about the music and its players, which he loves to share. Together with his wife, Phyllis, the Gaskins were the 2013 recipients of the Highland County Fiddlers Convention "Recognition of Devotion to Old Time Music" award.

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Jim Gaskins
Traditional Dulcimer Tunings and Playings Sunday, Feb 28 - Friday, Mar 5, 2021


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