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Champaign-Urbana Dulcimer Society  -  Urbana, IL

Champaign-Urbana Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Diane Hillard

E-mail: dianehillard [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 217/367-1359


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Urbana Free Library 210 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Meeting schedule: 3rd Thursdays

Instruments welcomed: Mostly mountain dulcimer


Other club information

Other club comments: Any other acoustic instruments are welcome. Nonplayers and beginners are very welcome

Dulcimer Society of Northern Illinois  -  Skokie, IL

Dulcimer Society of Northern Illinois


Contacting the club

E-mail: dsnimusic [at] yahoo [dot] com

Club website: http://www.everythingdulcimer.com/dsni

Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dulcimer-Society-of-Northern-Illinois-299398620100228/


Meeting information

Meeting location:

7574 N. Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

Meeting schedule: We meet one Sunday afternoon per month, 8 times per year.
See our schedule at http://everythingdulcimer.com/dsni/schedule.html

Meeting directions: We meet at the Ethical Humanist Society in Skokie, near the intersection of Lincoln and Cicero.
See our map and directions at http://everythingdulcimer.com/dsni/location.html

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, and other acoustic instruments.


Other club information

Special club events: Two special guest artist events per season. Please see our schedule.

Other club comments: Mountain dulcimer tab, standard sheet music with chord designations are provided so all can participate.

First Monday Dulcimers and Strings  -  Champaign, IL

First Monday Dulcimers and Strings


Contacting the club

Contact person: Hilary Valentine

E-mail: hilarykaye [at] hotmail [dot] com

Phone: 217/359-4692


Meeting information

Meeting location:

712 W. Washington
Champaign, IL 61820

Meeting schedule: Meets first Monday of each month 7 to 830 p.m

Meeting directions: Private home - contact me for directions

Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimer guitar autoharp mandolin

Gateway Dulcimer Society  -  Belleville, IL & O'Fallon, IL, IL

Gateway Dulcimer Society

We jam to play, practice and learn new songs and have fun.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Sharon

E-mail: gdsmf98 [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 618-651-8271

Club website: http://www.gatewaydulcimer.org


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Varies each week
Belleville, IL & O'Fallon, IL, IL 62249
United States

Meeting schedule: 4th Monday is meeting night but we jam every Monday night. Schedule will be posted on website. Call contact number for verification.

Meeting directions: Call Sharon - for specific location of jam night.

Instruments welcomed: mt. dulcimer guitar penny whistle autoharp hammered dulcimer


Other club information

Special club events: Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival - August (2nd weekend)- National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Belleville IL

Other club comments: we welcome all players

HANDS of IL  -  Elmwood Park, IL

HANDS of IL


Contacting the club

Contact person: Donna Tufano

Phone: 708/456-6292


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Elmwood Park, IL

Meeting schedule: not regulary scheduled

Joliet Dulcimer Society  -  Jolie, IL

Joliet Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Eileen Diercks

E-mail: diercks1031 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Phone: 815-436-8731


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Messiah Lutheran Church 19901 Houbolt Rd.
Jolie, IL 60431

Meeting schedule: 1st Thursday of month at 1:30 p.m.
3rd Monday of month at 1:30 p.m.

Mississippi River Dulcimer Connection  -  Quincy, IL

Mississippi River Dulcimer Connection


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jean Murray

E-mail: jmurray [at] rnet [dot] com

Phone: 217/223-5587


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Quincy, IL 62301

Meeting schedule: 3rd Tuesdays

Peoria Area Dulcimer Club  -  Peoria, IL

Peoria Area Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Lynn Furness

E-mail: lfurness [at] comcast [dot] net

Phone: 309-692-0993


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Nazarene Church/ University Street and Austin
Peoria, IL 61614

Meeting schedule: 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Instruments welcomed: mountain dulcimer other instruments welcome

Red Hill Dulcimer Society  -  Sumner, IL

Red Hill Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jerry Pacholski

E-mail: jerrypacholski [at] frontier [dot] com

Phone: 618-943-5610

Club website: http://www.rhdulcimers.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

400 S Christy Ave
Sumner, IL 62466

Meeting schedule: Thursday nights at 6:30

Meeting directions: Take Rt 50 to Sumner turn off to Business 250. Enter Sumner on Christy Ave and go south to United Methodist Church or we may be at the Lighthouse annex across the street

Instruments welcomed: lap and hammer dulcimers guitars harmonica cello ukelele, Irish whistle and fiddle. Any accoustic instrument will do


Other club information

Special club events: Music Festival held on the second Saturday of October

Other club comments: Always looking for people willing to learn the dulcimer. We would love to have fiddles mandolins or auto harps join us. Most of all we have fun.

Salem Dulcimer Club  -  Salem, IL

Salem Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Susan Smith

Phone: 618-547-7406


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Bryan-Bennett Library ... 315 S. Maple Avenue
Salem, IL 62881

Meeting schedule: We meet every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30.

Instruments welcomed: Mostly lap dulcimers at variouis skill levels


Other club information

Other club comments: We have instructors for beginners. Visitors and listeners welcome

Sangamon Valley Dulcimer Players  -  Springfield, IL

Sangamon Valley Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: Bud Roy

E-mail: pmusa3 [at] aol [dot] com

Phone: 217-483-6382


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Springfield, IL 62704

South Suburban Dulcimer and Folk Music Society  -  Park Forest, IL

South Suburban Dulcimer and Folk Music Society

We are a group of musicians and friends who gather together to play folk instruments. We usually play old-time, traditional Irish or English, and American folk tunes. Part of our group also performs for libraries, historical societies and other groups.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Bonnie Senesac

E-mail: diane.bruske [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 708-799-4205

Club website: http://www.southsuburbandulcimersociety.com/

Club Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SouthSuburbanDulcimer?fref=ts


Meeting information

Meeting location:

2901 Western Ave.
Park Forest, IL 60466
United States

Meeting schedule: Last Thursday of each month all year with some possible changes around the holidays.

Meeting directions: Trinity Lutheran Church 2901 Western Ave. Park Forest about 1 mile south of Route 30 on Western east side of street

Instruments welcomed: Everything from guitar to spoons. Many members play either the hammer or mountain dulcimer.


Other club information

Special club events: We help to organize and run the Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival in Morris Illinois the second weekend of June.

Other club comments: We always have a good time. We want to play music to lift our hearts and spirits and enjoy the company of like-minded folks. Every ability is welcome...we provide sheet music and help newbies learn their instrument. Lots of talent and lots of fun to be had!

Sweet Songs on the Prairie Dulcimer Group  -  Mattoon, IL

Sweet Songs on the Prairie Dulcimer Group


Contacting the club

Contact person: Bill Lovekamp, Barclay and Blanche Mills

Club Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SweetSongsDulcimer


Meeting information

Meeting location:

First Presbyterian Church, 10 Charleston Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
United States

Meeting schedule: Beginner Group - Tuesdays (April - November), 1-3pm.
Intermediate/Advanced Group - Fridays (April - November) 2-4pm.

Instruments welcomed: mostly dulcimers...

THURSDAY NITE THUNDER  -  OKAWVILLE, IL

THURSDAY NITE THUNDER

WE ARE OPEN FOR ANY STRING INSTRUMENT. WE ARE VERY LAID BACK AND JAM MOSTLY GOSPEL. BEGINNERS ARE VERY WELCOME

Contacting the club

Contact person: BILL DURHAM

E-mail: goodolebill [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 618 243 5480


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Methodist Church
OKAWVILLE, IL 62271
United States

Meeting schedule: EACH THURSDAY OT 7:00 PM

Meeting directions: NEXT TO THE ORIGINAL SPRING HOTEL. TOWN IS VERY SMALL , SO YOU WON'T GET LOST

Instruments welcomed: ALL STRING

Warrenville Folk Music  -  Warrenville, IL

Warrenville Folk Music


Contacting the club

Contact person: Dona Benkert

Phone: 708/717-8495


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Warrenville, IL 60555

Meeting schedule: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays