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Mick Doherty- Musical Performances with Hammer Dulcimer!


Mick Doherty (hammer dulcimer, guitar) is a musician known in the U.S. as a hammer dulcimer specialist, an instrument for which he teaches private lessons and festival workshops.

Mick’s performances with the dulcimer are friendly, personable (and funny!) and feature lively jigs and reels, as well as beautiful slow airs and waltzes.

Mick has performed across the United States and in Canada, Europe and Japan. In the Northwest he performs solo as well as in ensemble, and is happy to play for audiences of any size. When not playing music with friends, Mick works as musician and storyteller with shadow puppeteer Deb Chase and the Oregon Shadow Theatre, touring award winning shadow plays in the U.S. and Canada.  He organizes an annual festival for hammer dulcimer players, and teaches music.

For further information please visit: nwdulcimer.com.


Service Fee: $100 – 500, depending on how many musicians you’d like to hear, length of performance, etc.

Service Areas: Mick is willing to travel any distance, with travel fees assessed based on distance from Portland. 

Service Types: Retirement Home/Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Foster Home, Skilled Nursing/Rehab, Hospital, Senior Center, Adult Day Center, Seniors at Home, Private Parties/Locations

Availability: Weekdays, Weekends, Daytime, Evenings, Request on Short Notice, Request in Advance


Contact Name: Mick Doherty

Phone: 503-490-6439



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Music/Video Samples:

Mick performing with the Trail Band – his composition entitled “The Amber Waltz”

Some lively old time tunes with the Trail Band

A video of Mick with his friend Paul Oorts, playing at the Upper Potomac Music Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

A recording Mick made in his home, playing a traditional Mexican tune, “La Llorona.”




*Information on this listing may be subject to change. Please contact this lister directly with any questions.

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