Press Release - Laufman

Dudley Laufman featured at 
December 14th Storytelling Dinner

Renowned NH musician, dance caller, poet, and storyteller Dudley Laufman, of Canterbury NH, brings his fiddle and dry Yankee wit to the Corner House Inn’s Storytelling Dinner Program on Thursday, Dec. 14th. Dudley has toured throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), as well as Canada, England, Greece and Turkey. He has published several books of poetry, of dances and about musicians, as well as numerous documentary cassettes. In addition to being a Yankee storyteller and fiddler over the past 55 years, Dudley has played accordion, concertina, and harmonica. 

 In September of 2009 Dudley was awarded the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts – the National Heritage Fellowship. 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.
 Dudley describes himself as a self-taught musician, having learned by the oral tradition. Besides storytelling appearances at the Corner House, he appears regularly 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, Dec. 14th. Storytelling dinners are held at the Corner House Inn each Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 pm. The cost is $22.95 per person (plus tax & gratuity). For more information and reservations contact the Corner House Inn in Center Sandwich at 284-6219 or online at

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