Anne Lough began playing and singing folk music at the age of fourteen, and has continued to share her love of music through the years while raising four daughters and completing a Music Education Degree from Murray State University, Murray, Ky., and a Master of Music Education Degree from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Anne now lives in the mountains of North Carolina and devotes her time to festivals, workshops, performances, Road Scholar classes and school residencies. Equally at home on the guitar, autoharp, mountain and hammered dulcimer, her educational programs and performances range from traditional music and folk songs to shaped note singing, classical and American popular music, folk dance traditions, storytelling, folklore and cultural history.
Anne is a frequent instructor in mountain and hammered dulcimer at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, and has taught at the Swannanoa Gathering, Western Carolina Dulcimer Week, Augusta Heritage Dulcimer Week, Kentucky Music Week and at numerous other festivals and workshops in the USA and Europe. Her artistic interpretation, sensitive playing style, versatility, creative arranging and skill as an instructor have earned her international acclaim. She has also published many collections of arrangements for the mountain and hammered dulcimer.
Anne is teaching Hammered Dulcimer at Spring Fling Online 2021.