Mountain music on the mountain dulcimer in the flat lands of Eastern North Carolina…….thats’s Flat Mountain Dulcimers.
Flat Mountain Dulcimers consists of Nancy Galambush and Dave and Margit Roberson. They have been performing together as Flat Mountain since 2005.
Nancy plays the dulcimer and cello. The cello blends really well with the dulcimer. She also plays the Cello in a local community orchestra. She has been playing dulcimer since her husband built one for her back in the late 1990s. Since she has become an excellent dulcimer player and as well as performing she also teaches dulcimer.
Dave plays guitar and mandolin. He has been playing guitar since he was in his teens. Dave added the mandolin because we found out it blended well with the dulcimers. He also plays the dulcimer.
Margit plays dulcimer and mandolin. She has been playing dulcimer since 1999. She had never ever played a musical instrument before, but the mountain dulcimer allowed her to excel in playing music. Playing the dulcimer has also encouraged her to try the mandolin. Margit also teaches beginning dulcimer.
They incorporate all these instruments into their music to include; Traditional Old Time, Fiddle tunes, Celtic, Gospel, Bluegrass and a few more contemporary tunes. All these various styles can demonstrate that the seemingly simple three-stringed folk instrument from the Appalachian Mountains can be as expressive as any other instrument.
The group has performed throughout eastern North Carolina: RA Fountain General Store in Fountain; Eastern North Carolina Bluegrass Association concert; General Store Cafe in Pittsboro; Trent River Coffee House in New Bern; Gray Fox Theater in Goldsboro; Union Alley Coffee House in Washington; The Harbor District Market in Washington; and the Ol’ Front Porch Festivals in Oriental, as well as several other festivals in the area.
They have also performed for Lenoir, Wayne and Cumberland county fairs. They also played at the Village of Yesteryear at the NC State Fair and won first place for the 2019 State Fair Folk Festival-Traditional Music- Group Instrumental.
They have also performed for the Smithsonian American Roots Music traveling exhibit at the Wayne County Arts Council.
They also have played for various Churches and other Arts Council events.