Last night Don and Donna Mohl were in concert at our church. Don and Donna, under the name Folk Mountain Gospel, play traditional instruments such as the Bowed Psaltery, Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Zither, Guitar, and Harmonica. They travel 48 weekends of the year, which allows them to continue their day jobs during the week. Their music is a blend of “mountain” style and folk style gospel. They sing hymns, more recent gospel songs and some songs that they have written.
Here are a some videos that I recorded during the concert.
Listening to Donna play the Hammered Dulcimer brought back memories of a time in my life when a Hammered Dulcimer played an important role in letting me know that God listens to and answers our prayers. You can read the story here.
If you are interested in their music you can purchase CD's at their Folk Mountain Gospel website. All of the mountain instruments that Donna plays are made by Don. He also sells custom-built, hand-crafted musical instruments to the public. You can get more information about these beautiful instruments on their website. Here are some photos of the instruments available.
If you would like Don and Donna to come and present a program for your church or group, just let them know, no group or venue is too small. You can contact them through their website. They are based in Southwest Missouri and travel anywhere that is possible in a weekend.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.