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Glass Notes Dulcimer Club  -  Evart, MI

Glass Notes Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Julie Anne Clark

E-mail: thisldew [at] netonecom [dot] net

Phone: 616/734-5623


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Evart, MI 49631
United States

Meeting schedule: 3rd Mondays

Grand Traverse Mt. Duclimer Society  -  Traverse City, MI

Grand Traverse Mt. Duclimer Society

Group of Mt. Dulcimer players who welcome ALL ability levels. Other instruments as backup are also welcome.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Art Gibson

E-mail: acgib1 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Phone: 231-357-1673


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Traverse City Senior Center
Traverse City, MI 49686
United States

Meeting schedule: First and Third Friday of each month. Meet at the Traverse City Senior Center at 11:15 AM and play until 12:30 PM.

Second and Fourth Wednesday at Woodcreek community clubhouse off S. Airport near 3 mile. 1045 to 1245.

Meeting directions: Senior Center located NE corner of Barlow and East Front St.

Instruments welcomed: Mt. Dulcimer and others as backup.


Other club information

Other club comments: All levels of ability welcomed.

Hartwick Highlanders  -  Evart, MI

Hartwick Highlanders


Contacting the club

Contact person: Bob & Sandy Holder

E-mail: civildee [at] netonecom [dot] net

Phone: 616/734-5125


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Evart, MI 49631
United States

Meeting schedule: 2nd Tuesdays

J45th Parallel Dulcimer Players  -  Alpena, MI

J45th Parallel Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: A. Rubin

E-mail: rubina [at] amaesd [dot] k12 [dot] mi [dot] us


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Alpena, MI 49707
United States

Jolly Hammers & Strings Dulc. Club  -  Midland, MI

Jolly Hammers & Strings Dulc. Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Bill Kuhlman

E-mail: beeps [at] concentric [dot] net

Phone: 517/835-5085


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Midland, MI 48640
United States

Meeting schedule: 4th Saturdays

Just For Fun Dulcimer Club  -  Ithaca, MI

Just For Fun Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jerry Bovee

Phone: 517/875-4861


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Ithaca, MI 48847
United States

Meeting schedule: 2nd Mondays

Mountain Dulcimer Jam - Hastings, MI  -  Hastings, MI

Mountain Dulcimer Jam - Hastings, MI

Jam every Tuesday night! Everyone welcome. Play slowly 2 x and then pick up to speed. Use Stephen
Seifert Join the Jam book, and David Haas Let's Jam book.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Paula Brawdy

E-mail: pbrawdy [at] jasnetworks [dot] net

Phone: 616 240 0445


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Church of the Nazarene, 1716 N Broadway St, Hastings, MI 49058
Hastings, MI
United States

Meeting schedule: Tuesday nights, 6:30 = 8:30 pm

Meeting directions: It is right on M-43, just a bit east of Hastings.

Instruments welcomed: mtn dulcimers, guitar, bass, mandolin

Mountain Echo Dulcimer Troupe  -  Ortonville, MI

Mountain Echo Dulcimer Troupe

Mountain Dulicmer group in Ortonville, MI originated at the Ortonville Senior Center but outgrew the space with over 30 members. Very friendly group. Leader, Alice G. gives beginner MD lessons in the spring. Two MD's are owned by the club for beginners to try out at the meetings.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Alice Gajewski

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

Phone: 248-628-5287


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Old Town Hall on Mill Street
Ortonville, MI 48462
United States

Meeting schedule: every Wednesday: 3:15-4:30 pm

Meeting directions: M -15 (State St.), East to Mill Street, past flashing red light, on right side of the street on corner. Parking out front or across street.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimer (in DAA tuning), bowed psaltry, harmonica, accordian, autoharp, marimba, fiddle, percussion (spoons, tamborine, etc.)


Other club information

Other club comments: Perform at nursing homes, senior living complexes, festivals, etc.

Northern Strings, Grand Rapids, Michigan  -  Grand Rapids, MI

Northern Strings, Grand Rapids, Michigan

We are a mountain dulcimer group that jams every Tuesday morning from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. We play tablature from several websites.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Pat Merchant

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

Phone: 616-550-0207


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Plymouth United Church of Christ, 4010 Kalamazoo Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
United States

Meeting schedule: Most Tuesday Mornings, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting directions: On Kalamazoo Avenue between 36th Street and 44th Street on the east side of the road. Look for the large, blue and white Wage Peace sign.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimer, guitar, bass, and mandolin


Other club information

Special club events: We have performed in nursing homes, at street fairs and farmers markets, and at Plymouth UCC.

Other club comments: Beginner through advanced players are welcome to visit with or without your instrument.

old time mountain dulcimer club - Lake Odessa  -  Lake Odessa, MI

old time mountain dulcimer club - Lake Odessa

Meet monthly on 1st Saturday of the month, in the barn!
1417 Johnson St., Lake Odessa, MI

Everyone welcome!

Contacting the club

Contact person: Paula Brawdy

E-mail: pbrawdy [at] jasnetworks [dot] net

Phone: 616.240.0445


Meeting information

Meeting location:

1417 Johnson St.,
Lake Odessa, MI
United States

Meeting schedule: 10 - 1 pm, 1st Saturday of the Month

Instruments welcomed: mtn dulcimers, bass, guitar, mandolin

Original Dulcimer Players Club ODPC  -  MI

Original Dulcimer Players Club ODPC


Contacting the club

Contact person: Gail Schwandt

E-mail: dulcimer [at] centurytel [dot] net

Phone: 989 845-3669

Club website: http://Originaldulcimerplayersclub.org


Meeting information

Meeting location:

MI 48616
United States

Meeting schedule: This is the largest and oldest dulcimer club around. We have over 1000 members. We meet 4 times a year in various locations around Michigan and sponsor the biggest dulcimer festival in the world each year at Evart MI on the third weekend of July.

Meeting directions: Available on our website for each meeting: July January April September.

Instruments welcomed: anything acoustic emphasis on HD


Other club information

Special club events: The ODPC FUNFEST. Also just known as Evart." Third full weekend in July on the fairgrounds in Evart MI. But most people come a couple weeks in advance for the great jamming and comraderie. 2010 will be the 38th festival. ALL acoustic instruments welcome but no band instruments (or booze)."

Other club comments: We offer about 200 workshops in various instruments with half of them for the hammered dulcimer. The entry fee is $5 because we operate on an all volunteer basis. The instruction is phenomenal and jamming the best around. We have nationally known instructors and a super good time. Check out our web site. Join us you won't be sorry

Paint Creek Folklore Society  -  Rochester, MI

Paint Creek Folklore Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Denise Marie Stein

Phone: 810/778-9643

Club website: http://www.paintcreek.rochester.mi.us


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Rochester, MI 48309
United States

Meeting schedule: 1st Saturdays except July and August

People's Dulcimer Circle  -  Pinckney, MI

People's Dulcimer Circle

This Mountain Dulcimer Circle meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30 - 2:30, unless announced. We meet at People's Church, 500 W. Main Street (M-36), Pinckney, MI 48169

Contacting the club

Contact person: Sharna Tanner

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

Phone: 517-548-1685


Meeting information

Meeting location:

500 W. Main Street (M-36)
Pinckney, MI 48169
United States

Meeting schedule: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30 - 2:30, unless announced.

Instruments welcomed: All acoustic instruments that play nicely with the soft, sweet voice of the mountain dulcimers.

Rifle River Folk Strings  -  Sterling, MI

Rifle River Folk Strings


Contacting the club

Contact person: Art Burmeister

Phone: 517/654-2537

Club website: http://www.centuryinternet/nemac


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Sterling, MI 48659
United States

Meeting schedule: MD 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

River Strings of St. Clair County  -  Algonac, MI

River Strings of St. Clair County


Contacting the club

Contact person: Bernie (Bernadette) Hughes

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

Phone: 810.794.2301


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Algonac-Clay Twp. Library 2011 St. Clair River Drive
Algonac, MI 48001
United States

Meeting schedule: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Instruments welcomed: primarily mountain dulcimers plus a fiddle, mandolin, bass, banjo, penny whistle and a few guitars.


Other club information

Other club comments: Our official name is the River Strings of St. Clair County as most of us live along the beautiful St. Clair River.

Saginaw Sub-Strings HD Club  -  Saginaw, MI

Saginaw Sub-Strings HD Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: John and Sharon Skaryd

E-mail: skaryds [at] dulcimers [dot] com

Phone: 989-781-0849

Club website: http://sub-strings.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Thomas Twshp. Meijer Drive
Saginaw, MI 48609
United States

Meeting schedule: Nov-Dec and April-Sept (Generally on third Friday of the month) 6:45 p.m. until 9:00.

Meeting directions: We meet in the Township Offices on Meijer Drive which is sort of behind the Meijers on Gratiot Road in Thomas Township. (Meijer runs parallel with Gratiot.) Take the drive by the Meijers gas station and go to the end of the street turn right. We're in the first building on the right.

Instruments welcomed: Primarily hammered dulcimers other acoustic


Other club information

Other club comments: Our official name is Saginaw Subterranean Strings Hammered Dulcimer Club. (We got the name because our early practice locations were in basements.) We dont play during the mid-winter. Our club is made up of hammered dulcimers guitars fiddles banjo bodhran autoharp whistle and other acoustic instruments.

Saginaw Subterranean Strings  -  Saginaw, MI

Saginaw Subterranean Strings


Contacting the club

Contact person: John & Sharon Skaryd

E-mail: skaryd [at] dulcimers [dot] com

Phone: 517/781-0849

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


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Saginaw, MI 48609
United States

Meeting schedule: 3rd Fridays

Silver Strings Dulcimer Society  -  Garden City, MI

Silver Strings Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Karen Turner

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

Phone: 734-455-4085

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


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Good Hope Lutheran Church 28680 Cherry Hill Road
Garden City, MI 48136
United States

Meeting schedule: 1st 3rd & 5th Thursdays starting at 7:00 pm

Meeting directions: On Cherry Hill Road between Inkster Road and Middlebelt Road

Instruments welcomed: Hammered and Mountain Dulcimer Guitar Banjo Mandolin Dobro Fiddle Autoharp Pennywhistle Recorder Harmonica Concertina Ukulele String Bass


Other club information

Special club events: June Campout-See website for more information

Sweet Mountain Strings  -  St. Clair Shores, MI

Sweet Mountain Strings


Contacting the club

Contact person: June Taylor

E-mail: jtridge2 [at] aol [dot] com

Phone: 586-776-8248


Meeting information

Meeting location:

St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
United States

Meeting schedule: Tuesday 6:30 PM

Meeting directions: Shorepointe - 10-1/2 & Jefferson For information: June Taylor 586-776-8248 (April 10-Nov 10)

Thornapple Valley Dulcimer Society  -  Nashville, MI

Thornapple Valley Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Paula Brawdy

E-mail: pbrawdy [at] jasnetworks [dot] net

Phone: 616 240 0445 cell or 616 805 1

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


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Maple Leaf Grange M66 5 miles south of Nashville MI
Nashville, MI
United States

Meeting schedule: 4th Saturday of the month 1-4 pm
Exceptions : December and May usually the 3rd Saturday. Check website for dates.

Meeting directions: M-66 5 miles south of Nashville Michigan. It is on M66 on the west side of the road and is in an old grange Hall called Maple Leaf Grange.

Instruments welcomed: Hammered dulcimers guitars mandos mtn dulcimers acoustic instruments in general


Other club information

Other club comments: Everyone is welcome beginners to experts. Learn a new song bring a snack and generally just have fun.

Uncle Carls Dulcimer Club  -  Spring Arbor, MI

Uncle Carls Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Julie Mester

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

Phone: 517-547-7448

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

Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Carls-Dulcimer-Club/271348639577283

Club Youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/UncleCarlsClub


Meeting information

Meeting location:

122 Star Ave.
Spring Arbor, MI 48293
United States

Meeting schedule: Meet 2nd Saturday of each month. September through May. 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm

Meeting directions: I94 west of Jackson take the M60 to Spring Arbor cutoff.

Instruments welcomed: Hammered and mountain dulcimer guitar banjo fiddlebassetc.


Other club information

Special club events: Every April we celebrate our anniversary with a pot luck lunch.

Vandercook Lake/Jackson Mountain Dulcimer Club  -  Jackson, MI

Vandercook Lake/Jackson Mountain Dulcimer Club

NEW Club as of May, 2015. Seeking mountain dulcimer players of any ability (yes, even beginners!).We welcome you to join us each Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 pm, at the Lions Club building: corner of Francis St and McDevitt St. (Address is 4628 Francis St, Jackson, Michigan 49203). Will be meeting Spring, Summer, Fall only, as we all head south for winter.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Irene Morrison

E-mail: rip1951 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Phone: 231-487-0126


Meeting information

Meeting location:

4628 Francis St
Jackson, MI 49203
United States

Meeting schedule: Every Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
May - Nov

Meeting directions: Even though the address is Jackson, the physical location is in Vandercook Lake, south of Jackson, Michigan. Lion's Club building is at the corner/intersection of McDevitt and Francis St. Fire Station is above us.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer, Guitar, Bass...

West Michigan Dulcimer Club  -  Zeeland, MI

West Michigan Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Gail Perna

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

Phone: 616-895-6742


Meeting information

Meeting location:

10155 Quincy
Zeeland, MI 49464
United States

Meeting schedule: Monthly on the 3rd Saturday except in the summer

Instruments welcomed: Primarily hammered dulcimers but any acoustic instrument is welcome!

Whispering Strings Club  -  Midland, MI

Whispering Strings Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jennette Holt

E-mail: celt65stargirl [at] yahoo [dot] com

Phone: (989) 486-1496

Club website: http://dulcijen.tripod.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Midland, MI 48640
United States

Meeting schedule: To be announced...

Meeting directions: Given upon request...see comments.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimers giutars mandolins


Other club information

Other club comments: We meet in my private home

Wooden Shoe Strings Dulc. Club  -  Grand Haven, MI

Wooden Shoe Strings Dulc. Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Karen Spelde

Phone: 616/842-2562


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Grand Haven, MI 49417
United States

Meeting schedule: 2nd Mondays