Master dulcimer player Michael Shull, former Reserve National Mountain Dulcimer Champion, will perform on Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., in the chorus room of the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. A recording artist and teacher, Shull has won many accolades and awards, and conducts dulcimer workshops throughout the Southeast region. The Appalachian or “lap” dulcimer, one of America’s oldest folk instruments, is known for its sweet voice and ancient harmonies, and Shull plays it with precision and passion. His front-porch-style programs cover a wide range of musical eras and styles, with an emphasis on Appalachian-based tunes and Mountain Gospel. There is no admission charge; donations will be accepted.
The Fine Arts Center is on Georgia Road, Bus. 441, a few blocks from the downtown Franklin shopping district. The concert is presented by the Arts Council of Macon County, supported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact the Council for details at (828)524-7683, or visit www.artscouncilofmacon.org.