Maggie Sansone is one of America's premier hammered dulcimer players. She has been praised as "...one of the most exciting and innovative hammered dulcimer players recording today, with fire and passion to her playing..." (Dirty Linen Folk & World music magazine). Sansone's pioneering artistry has fused ancient sounds with modern sensibility and brought the resonant beauty of the hammered dulcimer to thousands of music lovers around the world. Especially exciting and inspiring is her innovative integration of old and new instruments. Sansone has been featured on CBS-TV's Sunday Morning, and NPR's All Things Considered, Performance Today and The Thistle & Shamrock. She has received numerous awards and nominations including the ANNIE award for Performing Arts (Anne Arundel County Cultural Arts Foundation, Maryland) and WAMMIE awards for Celtic/Irish Instrumentalist and Record Label (Washington Area Music Association, Washington D.C.) Active as a concert producer and performer of traditional Celtic and seasonal music, Sansone tours throughout the United States performing in a variety of venues from Celtic festivals to the Kennedy Center concert stages. Sansone is the author of a series of music books published by Mel Bay Publications and was included in their Hammered Dulcimer Anthology Series. Sansone is the founder and CEO of the Maggie's Music record label which features twelve recording artists and over fifty recordings distributed worldwide, including Sansone's own recordings. Fiona Ritchie, host of NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock said, "Maggie's Music is a gathering place of much Celtic rooted and inspired acoustic music in the USA."