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 CURT OSGOOD of Binghamton NY, has been pleasing audiences with his dulcimer artistry for over thirty years, both as a solo and ensemble performer. Curt, as a teacher, workshop leader, and one of the past directors of the annual Cranberry Dulcimer Gathering, has contributed to the resurgence of interest in the instrument and its traditions. He has been involved in various folk organizations for over 30 years. He plays guitar, clawhammer style banjo and also sings.

The Dulcimer lends itself easily to traditional, folk, and old-timey music. Dulcimer artists today have expanded their repertoire to include modern compositions as well as Irish, Scottish, and American tunes.   The hammered dulcimer, a member of the zither family, is different from the Appalachian or fretted dulcimer in that the strings of the hammered dulcimer are tapped with little mallets or hammers rather than strummed.  Its harp-like sound can invoke numerous musical textures.