- Associated Press - Thursday, September 4, 2014

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Dulcimer players and fans will gather at Pine Mountain State Resort Park later this month for a music festival dedicated to the instrument.

The 2014 Great American Dulcimer Convention will honor the Appalachian dulcimer, a string instrument played on the lap.

A concert on Sept. 26 will open the two-day festival.

The following day, performers will teach dulcimer classes at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, with a group jam and open stage in the afternoon. The event ends with an evening concert.

This year’s returning performers include Kentuckians Anne MacFie and Randy Wilson, as well as mountain dulcimer champion Gary Gallier of Springfield, Missouri.