Dorothy Carter

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Dorothy Carter (1935 - June 7, 2003) was an American musician.[1][2]

She was born in New York, New York in 1935 and died in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2003. Carter performed contemporary, folk, traditional and medieval music with a large collection of stringed instruments such as the hammered dulcimer, zither, psaltery and Hurdy-Gurdy. She was a founding member of Mediæval Bæbes. She began studying classical piano at age 6; she studied at Bard College in New York, the London Royal Academy and Guildhall School of Music in France.

She is survived by a son and daughter, Justin Carter of Los Angeles, California and Celeste Carter of Picayune, Mississippi and a grandson, Damien Helgason.



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  1. ^ Billboard - 1998 8 8 " ... in Berlin in 1996. While there, she hooked up with MEDIAEVAL BAEBES Dorothy Carter, an older woman ..."
  2. ^ Willin, Melvyn J. (2005). Music, witchcraft and the paranormal. p. 252. "The Mediaeval Baebes were formed in 1996 when a medieval music enthusiast, Dorothy Carter, inspired Katherine Blake, a professional singer with the group Miranda Sex Garden, with her performance on medieval instruments." 
  3. ^ "Soundscapes". Vancouver Folk Music Festival.