Edd Presnell: Dulcimer Maker (1973)

Edd Presnell, a mountain craftsman and native of Watauga County, North Carolina, demonstrates and comments on the construction of a dulcimer.  Presnell learned his craft from his father-in-law.  Film includes a brief performance on a finished dulcimer by his wife, Nettie. This 16mm film is archived in the Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader collection in the Archives of Appalachia, East Tennesse State University.

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Film Details

  • Film by: Thomas Burton, Jack Schrader
  • Produced by: Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader
  • Cinematographer: Jack Schrader
  • Editor: Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader
  • Other Credits: Production Assistants: Dick Scull, Doug Alverson, Linda Leonard, Alan Calhoun
  • Funding: Wate TV, Knoxville, TNTennessee Arts Commission, Appalachian Consortium, East Tennessee State University
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • ©1973 Thomas Burton
  • 6 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, TraditionalMusicRegional CulturesWork