Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People bridges the gap between the old0time players and the folk revival. For those of us who havbe a passion for this great instrument and the history that surronds it, Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People is an essential source. From J. Edward Thomas, to the Ritchie family, to Farina, to Lynn McSpadden, this book covers a lot of hallowed ground. History then gives way to playing styles and great arrngements, and from there it proceeds to dulcimer building. This is an all-around great resource. Don't pass it up!