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Louisiana Dulcimer Clubs

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Bayou Dulcimer Club  -  Bedico, LA

Bayou Dulcimer Club

Contacting the club

Contact person: Liz Perilloux

E-mail: bingnliz [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Phone: 985-845-3459

Club website:

Meeting information

Meeting location:

Bedico Community (Hwy 22 approx. 5 mi. west of Madisonville. LA
Bedico, LA
United States

Instruments welcomed: dulcimers

Other club information

Special club events: We no longer host a festival. From time to time club members camp together at various campgrounds within a few hours drive of Covington/Mandeville. We participate in local festivals fairs and events whenever possible.

Cajun Dulcimer Society, Lafayette, LA  -  Lafayette, LA

Cajun Dulcimer Society, Lafayette, LA

Contacting the club

Contact person: Joe Besse

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

Phone: 337-873-8754

Meeting information

Meeting location:

Lafayette, LA 70501
United States

Meeting schedule: 2nd Saturday of the month at 10AM

Meeting directions: Jean Lafitte National Park, Lafayette, LA across from Vermilionville

Instruments welcomed: Dulcimers and other acoustic instruments

Other club information

Other club comments: Meeting time 10AM on the 2nd Saturday of the month. This is subject to change. Contact me at: joebesse [at] aol [dot] com

Forts Randolph & Buhlow 4th Saturday Jammers  -  Pineville, LA

Forts Randolph & Buhlow 4th Saturday Jammers

Dulcimer and acoustic instrument players who enjoy gathering monthly for jamming and fellowship.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Jane Oxenhandler or Liz Ford

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

Phone: 318-229-6997 or 318-542-1348

Meeting information

Meeting location:

Forts Randolph & Buhlow, 135 Riverfront Street
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

Meeting schedule: 4th Saturday of every month

Meeting directions: The site is located on the banks of the Red River, in Pineville. Take I-49 into Alexandria and take Exit 85A onto 10th Street; visitors exiting from I-49 northbound will turn right onto Jackson Street (Hwy. 165), while visitors exiting from I-49 southbound will turn left onto Jackson Street (Hwy. 165). Cross the river, then take the first right onto Main Street,then right onto Riverside Drive, which will take you to the site. Facilities include a museum, restrooms and a picnic area. Coordinates: 31.324121,-92.449045. Facility Telephone 318-484-2390 or 877-677-7437 toll free.

Instruments welcomed: Dulcimers and acoustic

Lagniappe Dulcimer Society  -  Baton Rouge, LA

Lagniappe Dulcimer Society

All acoustic instruments are welcome, dulcimer, ukulele, guitars, harmonicas, bass guitars, etc.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Helen Bankston

E-mail: hmbankston [at] cox [dot] net

Phone: 225-753-7917

Club website:

Meeting information

Meeting location:

Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
United States

Meeting schedule: Monday evening from 6:00PM until 9:00PM

Meeting directions: See our website or Google our address

Instruments welcomed: Primarily a mountain dulcimer group but all acoustic instruments are welcome. The club regularly has guitar, fiddle, mandolin and ukelele players in attendance.

Other club information

Special club events: The Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete has held in Port Allen, Louisiana, usually the second weekend of March for over 15 years.

Other club comments: Consult our website for additional information, including information about our next Dulcimer Fete

Louisiana Mountain Dulcimer Friends  -  Bossier City, LA

Louisiana Mountain Dulcimer Friends

Group of mountain dulcimer players only that meet monthly to jam.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Pam Smelley

E-mail: wilajean [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Phone: 318-929-2111

Meeting information

Meeting location:

History Center at Bossier Parish Main Library
Bossier City, LA 71111
United States

Meeting schedule: First Saturday of every month jam from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting room at History Center

Meeting directions: Gather and tune from 9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Jam from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Pack up and leave 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimers

Other club information

Special club events: September meeting will be at Pilgrim Manor In Bossier City. Same times, jam format

Other club comments: Fun to play old time music surrounded by historical artifacts on authentic instruments.

Northwoods Dulcimer Club  -  Bogalusa, LA

Northwoods Dulcimer Club

Contacting the club

Contact person: Becky Mitchell

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

Phone: 985-241-1996

Meeting information

Meeting location:

Hwy 439
Bogalusa, LA 70427
United States

Meeting schedule: Every Monday Night 6:00 - 9:00

Instruments welcomed: Guitar Dulcimer Bass Everyone is welcome

Ouachita Strummers  -  West Monroe, LA

Ouachita Strummers

Come join us to learn, strum and laugh. We want to share our joy of the dulcimer with our community.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Claudia Long

E-mail: lasinger32 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Phone: 318-267-4313

Club Facebook page:

Meeting information

Meeting location:

Rotate out at member's homes
West Monroe, LA 71291
United States

Meeting schedule: Every Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Meeting directions: Contact Claudia for details

Instruments welcomed: Most of our members are beginners so we prefer dulcimers only at this time.

THE FRET KNOTS  -  Alexandria, LA


Contacting the club

Contact person: Gladys miller

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

Phone: 318 793 4950 or 318 308 2644

Meeting information

Meeting location:

First United Methodist Church on Jackson St.
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

Meeting schedule: Every Wednesday morning at 10:00

Meeting directions: going toward down town take the first entrance to the church and go through the first door and its the 2nd door on the left. call 308 2644 if needed.

Instruments welcomed: Stringed, ...We have violin, dulcimers, accordion.