The Pelican Pickers
wonderful group for those who play the dulcimer or wish to learn more
about the instrument. Individuals who play traditional instruments (e.g.,
guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and autoharp) are also encouraged to
join. What follows is a brief introduction of our current members:
originally from England, plays music by ear. He inspires and leads on
the banjo, mandolin, and penny whistle.
Cherie plays dulcimer and often
brings delicious snacks for our 7:30 break. She also made the first
Pelican Pickers Christmas ornament (2007).
his own style of vocal harmony and guitar with a touch of bluegrass.
most often the lead for programs, keeps us updated on gig dates and play
lists. He sings and plays many instruments but usually the guitar. He
also solos or duets on the Native American flute.
plays dulcimer, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, and autoharp and
sings. He also procures the Pelican Pickers shirts, designed our sound
system and started the Web site, gives TableEdit tunes and otherwise
supports our tablature book, and enjoys teaching new members.
Jorja plays dulcimer and
autoharp and is quite proficient on the penny whistle. She also wrote
the first Pelican Pickers words to "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
as "music major," guides and assures that we perform a song or measure
correctly. He plays dulcimer, bowed psaltery, and shuttle pipes.
plays dulcimer and serves as Webmaster. She was also the organizer
of our first visiting-artist events.
plays fiddle, penny whistle, and dulcimer and is learning guitar and
mandolin. She also is treasurer, procures our two tablature books, and
often gives good snacks.
is a quiet leader, who inspires via special playing abilities on
dulcimer and sharing ideas for individual development. He also has
mastered TableEdit (see
His wife, Ella, plays hammered
originally from Japan, plays dulcimer and penny whistle and occasionally
sings in her native language. She also helps keep our organization
plays fiddle and is also tackling banjo and mandolin.
Sally plays dulcimer and prompts
many smiles with her joyful spirit and sweet snacks.
Sheri plays mandolin and gives TableEdit
plays dulcimer and solos or duets on the Native American flute.
plays dulcimer, silver flute, and autoharp at gigs. We miss her at Monday
practices as she is active at that time with an Irish dancing group.
originally from Germany, plays dulcimer and occasionally sings in her
plays dulcimer and penny whistle and is learning guitar. He shares his
wonderful vocal talents (sings harmony) and is our good prompter for learning different
Latest Member News:
In January 2008, Mark moved to
Pensacola. We have truly appreciated his singing, six-string acoustic guitar
talent, and sweet granddaughter Rebecca. The hope is that when he
periodically returns for a family visit, he'll coincide it with a Monday
night or gig event and thereby bless us with a quick play together.
On 6 November 2007, Al (at
left) passed away peacefully. Our lead mountain man
singer and harmonica guy played his last gig on13 October at Playground
Music. A 7 p.m. memorial service was held at the Shalimar Baptist Church fellowship hall
on 12 November; our latest group photo was taken then and will
always be precious because of Al.