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 - Listen for Free below

My arrangement of one of my favorite Christmas songs, with David Wilson playing violins and cello along with the dulcimer.   Tab will be posted on the Tab page during the Season as well.   I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

Writings on ...

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Previous events


Ozark Folk Center Dulcimer Jamboree

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Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Arkansas

Check details at Ozark Folk Center Official Site. http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/ Classes for Mountain and Hammered dulcimer by some of the nation's top teachers and performers. I will be teaching 3 classes per day with several performances.


Singer Hill House Concerts

Golden City, Missouri

Jopin Mo area...I will be performing with David Wilson on Mandolin and Fiddle, 2 sets. Bring a snack for admission, tip jar for donations to the musicians. For more info and to RSVP, email Carl Singer at carlsinger@centurytel.net or call 417 342-5858.


Walnut Valley Festival

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Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, Kansas

I'll be teaching a pre festival workshop on Wed. the 14th. Performing with 4 piece band on the festival stages at various times. Schedule and details to be released closer to the festival. Excited ! https://wvfest.com/


Gary Gallier House Concert

Pittsburgh, PA

Looks to be a great time, with some progressive dulcimer playing, including a performance by the groundbreaking Jeff Berman. Contact: Jan Boyd nitebird27@comcast.com

Gary Gallier