Throughout the summer, Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church has provided a variety of musical talents to the community as part of a summer concert series.
Sunday’s concert, featuring the Duplin Dulcimers, will begin at 3 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. All concerts are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.
The Duplin Dulcimers is a dulcimer group that began in 2008 with members from all over eastern North Carolina including Jacksonville, Pink Hill, Albertson, Wallace, Wilmington, Washington, and Calabash.
“We are not professionals, just people that love to make music,” group leader Barbara Strickland says. “The group enjoys playing all types of music such as fiddle tunes, traditional mountain music, but we especially enjoy gospel music.”
Included in the range of dulcimers are the standard dulcimer, bass dulcimer, dulcimette, and the baritone dulcimer. The Duplin Dulcimers are open to anyone who would like to join, from novice to advanced and invite anyone to come and give it a try.
“The best part of playing dulcimer is making good friends and fellowshiping together through music,” Strickland added.
The final concert of the series will be held Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. and feature the Clinton Area Handbells.
Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 201 Fayetteville St., Clinton.
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