The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers (HOKD) is made up of close to 200 members from the tristate who enjoy meeting new people and sharing our love for music. As a non-profit organization, we operate and rely on funds collected from membership dues and donations, primarily from our club performances.  Our group would be delighted to have you join us for a session and we'd be happy to perform for any number of events large or small!  

While visiting our site, you will find detailed information about our meetings as well as information on how to contact us for a performance.  You can also listen to samples of our music and check out our two CDs, “Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers” and “Hills of Kentucky - Jamming.” Both can be found by clicking on the MUSIC link above. 

Feel free to look around and if you'd like to join us for some good old-fashioned jamming, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.  We look forward to hearing from you!

A special THANK YOU to HOKD member, Elaine Caldwell for the pictures she allowed us to use on our site.  Each picture represents one of the many places she and her husband Chuck have traveled with her dulcimers and his guitar.  The location and information about her pictures can be found at the bottom of the first page of each main menu link containing one of her photographs.  Below is one of Elaine's poems that speaks of the home of the traditional music HOKD continues to keep alive.

 

Music of the Mountains

My heart is in the mountains where the trees are many and the wild flowers grow,                                       Where the streams are clear and the birds all sing,                                                                   The sun beams shine after the rain drops fall,                                                               Where death becomes life and despair becomes hope,                                                       Where love shines like the sun and rain washes us clean                                                                   Nature's gift to behold with wonder                                               Praise God for the mountains and all that's within.    

Poem and Photograph by Elaine Caldwell.  Taken at Mountain View, Arkansas  ~ 2010