Anne Lough is an internationally known traditional musician, highly acclaimed for her skill as a
performer and educator. Anne has a Music Education Degree from Murray State University,
Murray, Ky and a Master of Music Education Degree from Western Carolina University,
Cullowhee, NC. Dedicated to preserving traditional music, stories and folklore, she now devotes
her time to festivals, workshops, performances and school residencies. Equally at home on
guitar, autoharp, mountain and hammered dulcimer, Anne's mastery is impressive. Her artistic
interpretation, sensitive playing style, versatility and skill as an instructor have earned her high acclaim.
In addition to being a regular instructor of mountain and hammered dulcimer at the prestigious John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, Anne has taught at the Swannanoa Gathering, Western Carolina Dulcimer Week, Kentucky Music Week, Augusta Heritage Dulcimer Week and numerous other festivals and workshops throughout the country and in
England and Belgium.
Anne has several recordings and more than ten books of dulcimer arrangements to her credit, including Old Time Hymns and Gospel Songs for Mountain Dulcimer, published by Mel Bay
Paul has performed with the string band, Les Amis, in addition to his individual performances. He has performed on three recordings and published four books of his unique arrangements for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. From 1991 to 1994, Paul won or placed in the top five finalists in the Southeast Regional Dulcimer competitions in Mountain View, Arkansas in both the individual and ensemble categories. He won the Texas State Dulcimer Championship in 1994. In 1996 Paul and his wife, Dee, opened The Acoustic Gallery, a music and gift store in Highlands, North Carolina. Twelve years ago, they moved back to Highlands to fulfill their retirement plans. Paul is currently working on a fifth book of arrangements and accompanying compact disk.
Paul Andry is known for his lyrical touch with traditional and contemporary music – from Mardi Gras to Ragtime, Celtic to Classical in addition to Old Time Folk Music. An excellent arranger of songs for the dulcimer, Paul has published four books, teaches classes at dulcimer festivals and has competed successfully in many contests, including the Texas State Dulcimer Championship, which he won in 1994. As an organizer, Paul is the founder of the Bayou Dulcimer Club and was one of the inspiring forces in the club's joyous Mardi Gras Dulcimer Festival. Most recently, Paul has founded the Mountain High Dulcimer Club in Highlands, North Carolina, plays at local and national events and teaches private lessons.