doug berch

Doug Berch is a folk musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music has an original sound that shows the influence of Old-Time, Celtic, British, Rock and other styles of music from around the world. Doug is best known as a masterful player of both the mountain and hammered dulcimer. He also plays clawhammer banjo, tinwhistle, harmonium and other instruments, In 1983 Doug took first place in both The National Mountain Dulcimer Chanpionshop and The National Hammered Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Through the years Doug has toured and performed as a solo act as well as with a number of bands. He was a member of the Colorado based Celtic Ensemble Colcannon for 10 years. After taking a break from full time performing (during which time he worked at Elderly Instruments) Doug announced his return with two solo recordings: “Songs From My Past – Music With Mountain Dulcimer” “The Sadness of Common Objects – Hammered Dulcimer Instrumentals” Doug’ is a dynamic and entertaining performer who can have the audience on the edge of their seats with a haunting ballad and have them laughing moments later! Doug is also a maker of fine dulcimers. He has been performing and teaching nationally since the 1970’s. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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