Anna Duff aka Dulcianna
The hammered dulcimer has been a pleasure in Anna’s life for over twenty-three years. From 1986-1999 she was the “hammer” of the duo “Arm & Hammer” with guitarist Stefan George. They performed throughout Arizona and the US for thirteen years and recorded five albums together.
With the new millennium Anna started a career as a solo hammered dulcimer artist performing primarily Spanish Classical & Latin folk music. In October of 2001 she released her first solo album, “Dulcianna…A Southwest Dulcimer”. In March of 2002 Anna began studying with master guitarist Dr. Jorge Pastrana. Together they have adapted Spanish Classical guitar music to the hammered dulcimer and release a CD in 2007 of their colaboration entitled "Por la Gracia de Dios".
Anna continues to teach and perform around the country at festivals and music camps including the prestigious “Swannanoa Gathering” at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, the “Augusta Spring Dulcimer Week” at Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV and the Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. She is also the founder & director of “Southwest Dulcimer Acoustic Music Gathering” An annual event that draws dulcimer and music lovers from around the continent for workshops & concerts.
A Few Selected Previous Performances
International Salterio Festival 2007, Querataro, Mexico
The Swannanoa Gathering 2005, Ashville, N.C.
Spring Augusta Dulcimer Week 2002, Elkins, W.V.
Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival 2001, Shepherdstown, W.V.
Glenrose Texas Dulcimer Festival, Glenrose, TX
San Pedro Valley Center for the Arts, St.David, AZ
Southwest Center for Music Concert Series
Tohona Chul Park Concert Series, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Folk Festival (Annually for 14 Years)
FunFest Dulcimer Festival, Evart, MI
Tucson Art Museum Concert Series
Temple of Music & Art, Tucson, AZ
Summer Solstice Festival (Mountain Dulcimer), C.A.
''Duff is a master at her instrument, energetic, intriguing and inimitable acoustic artistry".....Tucson Citizen.
"Anna's playing is ethereal" Arizona Daily Star.