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Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. We are Maureen and Brian Barnes, and we play dulcimer music in central Illinois.  Give us a call at 309/530-0997 or dulcimergal98@yahoo.com.  Hear AND see us on www.youtube.com.

We play old time "fiddle" music, old English and Irish, classical, hymns and high quality contemporary.  We especially love to play for weddings.

Some musicians today confuse odd arrangements with "good", playing too fast with "interesting", and try to make up for lack of ability by playing loudly. Our approach to music is to use it to nourish the soul and uplift the spirit. We have the utmost respect for our audiences and the writers of the music we perform. Therefore, we arrange our music to be soothing to listen to and true to the original intent of the writer. We believe that quality speaks for itself.

We play at various local events such as farmers markets, weddings, open-mic nights at local coffee houses, churches, nursing homes, town festivals, parties, celebrations, holiday luncheons and the like. We have played approximately 100 dates in the past 12 months, and so are quite adept at playing for a variety of audiences and tastes in music. If you would like to book us for an event, please click on the "Booking" button above. We would love to play for your event. Our music is appropriate for all ages and general audiences. We often share interesting stories about the origins of the music we play.

Once again, thank you for visiting our site. Please click on the Contact Us button, call 309/530-0997 or write dulcimergal98@yahoo.com.  See our ad in www.weddingwire.com.  You can see and hear us on www.youtube.com under Dulcimertunes.  Calling all Brides!  Visit our FAQ section for the information you're looking for.  Give us a listen on CDBaby.com

 

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