Edd Presnell: Dulcimer Maker (1973)

About the Film

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.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Thomas Burton, Jack Schrader, the distributor Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, or Folkstreams.

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
  • 6mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, Traditional Music Work Regional Cultures