On Saturday, Dec. 14, Kyle and Doug Meadows will perform holiday music on hammer dulcimer and bodhran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Meadows has been playing some type of music for most of his life.  Born in North Carolina, he began his career in music as a child, learning to play the piano by ear. As a teenager, he taught himself how to play the hammer dulcimer and has been playing ever since. As a full-time musician for the past 20 years, Meadows has appeared on stage with such musicians and groups as Mark O’Conner, Homer Ledford and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Meadows’ son, Doug, will be accompanying him on the Celtic percussion instrument the bodhran. He is a student at Berea College. 

 Kyle Meadows playing the hammer dulcimer

Musical recordings by Meadows are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013, the center currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. A special exhibit, “Capturing the Art of Sport: Works by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Feb. 22, 2014. The center lobby features an 18-foot Christmas tree decorated with sports-themed ornaments and gifts. For more information about the center’s events call 859-985-5448, go to the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kentucky.artisan.center.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.



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