Welcome to Gary Gallier's Dulcimer Central

...the sound quality and musicianship is among the best in the dulcimer world !”

— Stephen Seifert review of "Three Wire Choir"

This is the homepage of Gary Gallier, performer, teacher, and luthier. Currently you will find information about Gary Gallier, The Gallier Brothers, their recordings, Gallier dulcimers and ongoing instruction. As this site grows, it will serve to promote all aspects of fretted dulcimer playing and building, but with a strong emphasis on innovation in both disciplines. I plan on regularly updating this site with new TAB and calendar changes, so check back often...and yell at me if I don't !  I hope you enjoy it and thank you for visiting.
(update)  I no longer have a searchable land line.  If you need to contact me by phone it's Area Code Four One 7. 83 Nine One 0 3 Three

Featured Writing ...

See Cross Key Scales in Instruction.  
With the 1.5 fret it is rare that I have to use a capo or retune to play if several different keys.  This is how you do it.

Site Wide Player - Featured Track - Black bar at very bottom of every page. Listen for free.

Many have seen the Bass Dulcimer used in providing the Bass line on my YouTube channel, with Steve Seifert playing one of my Bass Dulcimer designs on "St Louis Blues", also with "Madcat Ruth" adding some serious harmonica chops.  But the Bass Dulcimer can be also used for Melody as it is in this 4 part Flamenco inspired composition of mine "Gitano Solitario" from the Craft of Kin CD, as well as on the new Gallier Brothers "Archive" 30 year compilation of some of our favorites.  It's a 4 part song with two different time signatures, with myself on Bass Dulcimer playing melody, David Wilson on Mandolin and Bass, and Les Gallier playing Percussion.    I hope you enjoy it.

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Previous events

Oct21

Black Mountain Music Festival

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Blue Ridge Assembly, 84 Blue Ridge Assembly Drive, Black Mountian, NC 28711

Wow...another great lineup ! Blue Ridge Mountains...beautiful. Check out their site at: https://www.blackmountainmusicfest.com/

Apr9

"Pick Your Brain" video session with Jeff Berman

Private - will post to YouTube, Pittsburgh, PA

Will be doing a number of these over the next year or two. Picking the Brain of Jeff Berman. He and I will be combining Dulcimer and Vibes on one of my tunes, eventually to go on You Tube.

Apr6

Virginia Beach Dulcimer Festival

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691 Princess Ann Road, Virginia Beach, VA.

See Festival web page: https://www.vbdulcimerfest.com/

Excited that I'll be hanging with Steve Seifert, Aaron O'Rourke, and Dan Landrum. All of us in one place since...I don't know when ! Something noteworthy bound to happen. All doing concerts and workshops. Check festival website for schedule and other details.