2001 Detroit Fleadh. Still competing. First place Rougha Ghleas. Hammered dulcimer players in the Al Ireland compete in a “choice of instruments” class. There have never been enough dulcimists to form their own category. So I’ve found myself in competition with others on chromatic mouth organ, fife, C-melody sax, banjo (prior to 1986 the perennial winners), mandolin (until 1990 frequent winners), banjo-mandolins, musical saw (!), recorders and such-like.