Dancin' Cross the Strings

by Steve and Ruth Smith

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A unique instrumental blend of Celtic Appalachian music from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina featuring hammered dulcimer and guitar along with flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, clawhammer banjo, shuttle bagpipes, bodhran, and limberjac
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"Ruth Smith's touch on the hammered dulcimer is absolutely magical...exquisite phrasing"

Dirty Linen
Folk & World Music Magazine

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"Dancin' Cross the Strings" was nominated in the 2009 JPF Music Awards "Instrumental Roots Music Album" category."Just Plain Folks" is an international organization of Songwriters, Recording Artists and Music Industry Professionals and host to the world's largest independent music awards. Over 42,000 albums were submitted for the 2009 awards from over 160 countries with 10 nominees being selected in each music …
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MerleFest Logo - FlattopSteve and Ruth performed again at MerleFest 2018.
        (Their 8th year in a row.)

Steve and Ruth Smith

Steve and Ruth's music is regularly heard on XM & Sirius Satellite Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Highlander Radio Networks, NPR and acoustic music format radio stations around the U.S. Steve and Ruth have been featured on the PBS TV series Song of the Mountains, NPR’s All Songs Considered and Thistle & Shamrock, in Ohio Magazine, and Dulcimer Players News.

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Upcoming Dates

  • 06/24/2018
    Kentucky Music Week - Bardstown, KY
     
  • 07/19/2018
    Original Dulcimer Players Club Funfest - Evart, MI
     
  • 08/18/2018
    Wood n Strings Dulcimer Shop - Townsend, TN
     
  • 10/21/2018
    Black Mountain Music Festival - Black Mountain, NC
     
  • 11/02/2018
    Heartland Dulcimer Fest - Elizabethtown, KY