Cyntia Smith creates original acoustic music inspired by myth, folklore, Celtic roots music, and contemporary songwriting. Using the fretted dulcimer and other fine handmade instruments by luthier Dale E. Foye, Cyntia transforms these traditional instruments from the Appalachian Mountains into the perfect contemporary medium for her new acoustic music.


A mesmerizing blend of classical fingerpicking, beautiful vocals, and powerful lyrics creates an enchanting tapestry that envelops her audience. With clear and honest songwriting that is centered around the heart, you will find that Cyntia's music takes you into its embrace as you explore personal mythology and the multiple facets of love.

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"Carefully arranged and skillfully played... a wide range of color and expression... perfect."— L.A. TIMES

"If you've ever wondered how time travel would feel, listen to the music of ... Cyntia Smith."— DULCIMER PLAYERS NEWS

Music that makes you feel just plain happy."— WHOLE LIFE TIMES


Cyntia Smith is a professional dulcimer player and teacher. She has produced, with Ruth Barrett, five critically acclaimed studio  albums, plus most recently a debut solo release, Soul Tending.   Cyntia has been an instructor and performer at  many festivals and venues through out the US.  including Appalachian State University Dulcimer Workshop in Boone, NC., The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville NC., The Great Black Swamp Dulcimer Festival in Limo OH, and the Winterfest of Acoustic Music in Irving, Texas.  The L.A. Times described her music,"Carefully arranged and skillfully played... a wide range of color and expression...perfect."

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