The National Endowment for the Arts, which bestows the fellowships, presented the award to Dudley, only the third NH resident to receive such an award, in a Washington DC ceremony.
Both Dudley and Jacqueline are self-taught musicians, having learned by the oral tradition. Besides storytelling appearances at the Corner House, they appear regularly as Two Fiddles at kitchen junkets, barn dances, schools, weddings, summer camps, and elder hostels. Yankee magazine recently said “History owes Dudley Laufman a great debt, as do those of us who love to gather and dance and share music”. Ernest Thompson, New Hampshire resident and author of On Golden Pond, succinctly conveys Laufman’s contributions to New England dance: “I think Dudley Laufman belongs in the pantheon of genuine American artists. He belongs in Franconia Notch, the real Old Man of the Mountain.”
Come enjoy this fine evening of Yankee storytelling and music on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. Storytelling dinners are held at the Corner House Inn each Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 pm. The cost is $21.95 per person (plus tax & gratuity). For more information and reservations contact the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich at 284-6219 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.