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Banner Elk, NC: Banner Elk Strummers  -  Banner Elk, NC

Banner Elk, NC: Banner Elk Strummers


Contacting the club

Contact person: vhalus

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

Phone: (936) 293-9387


Meeting information

Meeting location:

215 Balsam Lane
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Meeting schedule: weekly meting: Thursday 7 PM

Meeting directions: from rt 194 at Little Main Street Inn turn on Balsam Lane

Instruments welcomed: mountain dulcimer only


Other club information

Other club comments: If you cannot play, we will teach you! Skills from raw beginners to intermediates.

Brookridge Dulcimer Players  -  Winston-Salem, NC

Brookridge Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: Tom DuVal

Phone: 336/759-3037


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Meeting schedule: 1st Tuesdays

Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players  -  Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: Shirley Ray

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

Phone: 919-929--5359


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Carol Woods Retirement Community
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Meeting schedule: Third Thursday each month

Meeting directions: South on NC Highway 86 (Airport Road) to Weaver Dairy Road. Turn right on Weaver Dairy Road to Carol Woods on the left

Instruments welcomed: Lap dulcimers


Other club information

Other club comments: Although we meet in Chapel Hill we draw from surrounding communities and towns.

Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club  -  Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: John Renwick

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

Phone: 704/375-7827


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Charlotte, NC 28203

Chords 'n' Strings  -  Eden, NC

Chords 'n' Strings


Contacting the club

Contact person: Carolyn Anderson

Phone: (336-344-2121)


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Bethlehem UMC on Bethlehem Road
Eden, NC

Meeting schedule: Monday at 6:30

Instruments welcomed: We welcome any other instruments, such as guitar, autoharp, fiddle and mandolin, which enhance the sound of mountain dulcimers.


Other club information

Other club comments: We host a beginners group (which is truly a class and has specific starting dates). We welcome all players at all times. Other contacts: Sally Pena (336-517-8923) or, Mary Jo Boswell (336-342-4346)

Creekside Strummers  -  Snow Hill, NC

Creekside Strummers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Dorothy Harrison

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


Meeting information

Meeting location:

107 West Greene Street
Snow Hill, NC 28580

Meeting schedule: Meets twice monthly on Sunday afternoon. time of month varies

Meeting directions: Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church in fellowship hall.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimers guitar dulci-banjo


Other club information

Other club comments: Contact Dorothy Harrison for Meeting dates. dqandb@yahoo.com

Crystal Strings Dulcimer Club  -  Morehead City, NC

Crystal Strings Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Donell Meadows

E-mail: donnell [at] surfnet1 [dot] net

Phone: 919/726-7699


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Morehead City, NC 28557

Meeting schedule: 1st Sundays

Down East Dulcimers  -  New Bern, NC

Down East Dulcimers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Dee Dricks

E-mail: lendee [at] always-online [dot] com

Phone: 252-633-9671


Meeting information

Meeting location:

6005 Cassowary Lane
New Bern, NC 28560

Meeting schedule: Fridays from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m

Instruments welcomed: lap dulcimers banjammer

Duplin Dulcimer Club  -  Pink Hill, NC

Duplin Dulcimer Club

Our club promotes the love of playing the mountain dulcimer by helping beginners learn and growing the more advanced players. We encourage group playing and performing for the community.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Barbara Strickland

E-mail: jimbob [at] ec [dot] rr [dot] com

Phone: 910-298-8182


Meeting information

Meeting location:

818 North Blizzardtown Road
Pink Hill, NC 28572
United States

Meeting schedule: Every third Wed. of each month from 1-3pm @ Cabin Baptist Church and Every fourth Monday from 7-9pm @ Cabin Baptist Church

Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimer is our primary instrument however we welcome other acoustic instruments to jam along with us.


Other club information

Special club events: We are always ready to perform for events in our community.

Other club comments: We welcome beginners and make lessons and instruments for lease to new players.

Foothills Dulcimer Club  -  Shelby, NC

Foothills Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Joe Collins

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

Phone: 704/484-8414

Club website: http://www.jcdulcimer.com/club/foothills.htm


Meeting information

Meeting location:

301 North Post RD
Shelby, NC 28152
United States

Meeting schedule: 2nd Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Meeting directions: Meets in Room 102 of Elzabeth Baptist Church on Highway 180 North in Shelby NC

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer


Other club information

Special club events: Hymnfest - end of summer; Mid-Winter Dulcimer Festival (usually in February)

Graham, NC: Cane Creek Mountain Dulcimer Group  -  Graham, NC

Graham, NC: Cane Creek Mountain Dulcimer Group


Contacting the club

Contact person: Marti

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

Phone: 336-516-3835

Club website: http://hometown.aol.com/sidesadl/page1.html


Meeting information

Meeting location:

428 Wildlife Club Rd
Graham, NC 27253

Meeting schedule: 1 meeting per month dates vary usually on a Friday

Meeting directions: contact sidesadl@aol.com

Instruments welcomed: guitars dulcimers autoharps and ?


Other club information

Other club comments: This is a new group with fairly new players. We play in both DAA and DAD

Harmony Grove Dulcimer Ensemble  -  Winston-Salem / Lewisville area, NC

Harmony Grove Dulcimer Ensemble

We are an Ensemble of 'late-bloomer' musicians who enjoy playing for community groups, churches, retirement communities and other non-profit events.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Angie Hobbs

E-mail: ahobbs44 [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 336-922-5747


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Winston-Salem / Lewisville area, NC
United States

Meeting schedule: Currently meeting weekly, Monday afternoons 2-3:30ish

Instruments welcomed: We are in need of 'laid-back' musicians playing guitar, mountain dulcimer, penny whistle, auto harp or fiddle.


Other club information

Special club events: Past events include playing at Reynolda House, NC Shakespear Theater, WXII Backyard Barbecue, Dixie Classic Fair (1st place!), Hospice, Girl & Boy Scout area dinners, DAYBreak Respite Care, CROP walk and many others

Other club comments: If you have questions or are interested in playing with other warm-hearted, fun loving, informal, late-bloomer musicians, please give us a call or drop us an email. We also welcome calls/emails if you are in need of someone to play for your WS area event!

High Country Dulcimer Group  -  Boone, NC

High Country Dulcimer Group


Contacting the club

Contact person: Connie Woolard

E-mail: connie [at] woolard [dot] org


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Jones House 604 West King St
Boone, NC 28607

Meeting schedule: 2nd Monday of each month 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Instruments welcomed: hammered dulcimer mountain dulcimer


Other club information

Other club comments: New Group! All levels welcome

Lake Norman Hammered Dulcimer  -  Huntersville, NC

Lake Norman Hammered Dulcimer


Contacting the club

Contact person: Rene Dodd

E-mail: ReneD1 [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Phone: 704-609-8161


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Huntersville, NC 28078
United States

Meeting schedule: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month

Meeting directions: Contact Rene Dodd for information..ReneD1@bellsouth.net

Instruments welcomed: hammered dulcimer

Land of Waterfalls Dulcimer Players  -  Brevard, NC

Land of Waterfalls Dulcimer Players

An novice and intermediate group of lap, bowed and hammered dulcimer players.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Mary Sherwood

E-mail: sherwood [at] citcom [dot] net

Phone: 828-966-9628


Meeting information

Meeting location:

St Philip's Episcopal Church
Brevard, NC 28712
United States

Meeting schedule: Practice on 1,2,3 Wednesdays at 1pm for one hour

Meeting directions: Church is on East Main St. Meeting is in basement. Park in rear of church to enter.

Instruments welcomed: mountain dulcimer hammered dulcimer bowed dulcimer flute any others that are interested


Other club information

Special club events: Play at church occasionally and other events in the community when asked.

Other club comments: We are advanced beginner and intermediate players who enjoy playing together and regularly play for senior groups.

Lumber River Dulcimer and Folksong Society  -  Lumberton, NC

Lumber River Dulcimer and Folksong Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Marshall Thompson

E-mail: canoeman32 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Phone: (910) 608-9875


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Riverway 600 Kingsdale Blvd.
Lumberton, NC 28358
United States

Meeting schedule: Currently Friday afternoons at 2:00 PM eastern subject to change to meet the needs of new members..

Meeting directions: From I- 95 take exit 19 which is Carthage Rd. in to Lumberton. At a traffic light keep straight on to Water St. Turn left on second st. Turn right on Chipawa St. (car wash on corner) . Cross RR tracks Pass Pepsi Plant and UPS. Last road before the river is Knngsdale. Turn right.Biuilding on left (Only one on the left) identified by a sign RIVERWAY

Instruments welcomed: Mt. Dulcimers and other acoustic folk instruments


Other club information

Other club comments: New club 6 members so far. Hope to grow

Mountain Aire Dulcimer Players  -  Robbinsville, NC

Mountain Aire Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: Gladys Eichenberger

Phone: 704/479-6168


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Robbinsville, NC 28771

Meeting schedule: 4th Sundays

Mountain Strings Dulcimer Club  -  76 Main Street, Bryson City, NC

Mountain Strings Dulcimer Club

We welcome all dulcimer and hammered dulcimer players, from beginners to advanced. We play in DAD tuning; fiddle, gospel, religious, popular, Irish/Celtic, etc.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Ann Carvalho

E-mail: cherry37cove [at] frontier [dot] com

Phone: 828-488-6697


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Bryson City United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall off Academy Street
76 Main Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
United States

Meeting schedule: First and third Sundays of the month, 2-4 p.m.

Meeting directions: Take exit 67 (second exit for Bryson City) on US 74. Take first right at Bo-Jangles on Academy Street. Parking lot to church is half way down the block on the left. We meet in the tan building next to the playground.

Instruments welcomed: dulcimers and hammered dulcimers

Mountain Strings Dulcimer Club  -  Bryson, NC

Mountain Strings Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Ann Carvalho

E-mail: cherry37cove [at] frontier [dot] com

Phone: 828-488-6697


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Bryson City United Methodist Church 76 Main Street
Bryson, NC 28713

Meeting schedule: Twice a month on Sunday afternoon 2-4 p.m

Meeting directions: Take exit 67 off of U.S. 74 onto Veterans Blvd. Take the first right at Bo Jangles onto Academy Street. Park behind the church next to the playground. We meet in the white brick building.


Other club information

Other club comments: Beginners are welcome. Our club ranges from never played before to advanced. We play for fun and enjoy our instruments. Contact the club leader for individual sessions.

Nikwasi Dulcimer Players  -  Franklin, NC

Nikwasi Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: Sally DeLawter

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

Phone: 828-524-1040


Meeting information

Meeting location:

First United Methodist Church 66 Harrison Ave
Franklin, NC 28734

Meeting schedule: Every Thursday at 1:30 Beginners and novice classes at 12:30

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer


Other club information

Other club comments: Everyone welcome! Beginners and novice should call to let instructors know they are coming. The group plays at nursing homesschoolsand festivals in the area.

Olde Tyme Strummers  -  Hendersonville, NC

Olde Tyme Strummers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Al and Joy Williams

E-mail: awilliams500 [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Phone: 828-692-0276


Meeting information

Meeting location:

First United Methodist Church corner of Sixth Ave.W and Buncombe St.
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Instruments welcomed: mountain dulcimer


Other club information

Other club comments: We welcome dulcimer players of all levels. If you already play or would like to learn to play the dulcimer contact us.

Pick and Play Dulcimer Group  -  Sylva, NC

Pick and Play Dulcimer Group


Contacting the club

Contact person: Donald Selzer

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

Phone: 828-293-0074

Club website: http://geocities.com/nymike1/pickandplay.html


Meeting information

Meeting location:

18 Jackson St. (St. John's Episcopal Church)
Sylva, NC 28779

Meeting schedule: First third and fifth Saturdays of each month at 1:30 pm.

Meeting directions: Downtown Sylva NC at the St. John's Episcopal Church 18 Jackson St. which street is one block above Main Street and running parallel to it.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer

Southern Highlands Dulcimer Club  -  Boone, NC

Southern Highlands Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Tricia Hall

E-mail: snakemtn [at] boone [dot] net

Phone: 828-264-1252


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Watauga County Library
Boone, NC 28607

Meeting schedule: 2nd Wed. 6:00pm

Tar River Dulcimers (formerly Downeast Dulcimers)  -  Rocky Mount, NC

Tar River Dulcimers (formerly Downeast Dulcimers)


Contacting the club

Contact person: Lori Mizelle

E-mail: lrmizelle [at] embarqmail [dot] com

Phone: 252-437-2445


Meeting information

Meeting location:

West Haven Presbyterian Church
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Meeting schedule: Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm starting in September 2007

Instruments welcomed: Hammered Dulcimer Mountain Dulcimer Bowed Dulcimer


Other club information

Other club comments: This is a new club open to all levels from beginner to advanced.

The Calabash Dulcimer Players  -  Calabash, NC

The Calabash Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: Mary Clute

Phone: 910/579-8387


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Calabash, NC 28467

Meeting schedule: 3rd Sundays

The Middle of NoWhere Dulcimer Players  -  Dobson, NC

The Middle of NoWhere Dulcimer Players


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jim Taylor

E-mail: betaylor [at] surry [dot] net

Phone: 336-366-2057

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


Meeting information

Meeting location:

8188 NC Hwy 268
Dobson, NC 27017

Meeting schedule: Every Tuesday night @ 7:00 p.m. until we get too pooped to play

Meeting directions: Call Jim Taylor for directions - 336-366-2057.

Instruments welcomed: Hammered dulcimer lap dulcimer bowed dulcimer Indian flute guitar


Other club information

Other club comments: We welcome any and all who will come and join in the music and want to be a part of something fun.

Transylvania String Band  -  Pisgah Forest, NC

Transylvania String Band


Contacting the club

Contact person: Bill Voorhes

E-mail: ttba [at] citcom [dot] net

Phone: 828-877-3203


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Transylvania Baptist Center Hwy 64E & Upper Glade Creek Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Meeting schedule: The First Monday of Each Month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimers Hammered Dulcimers Violins Autoharps Guitars Bass and Bowed Psaltrey

Triad Dulcimer Players  -  Winston-Salem / Greensboro / High Point and surrounding counties, NC

Triad Dulcimer Players

mostly consists of students who are/have been enrolled in mountain dulcimer classes at Forsyth Tech; but open to any member of the Triad community!

Contacting the club

Contact person: Judy House

E-mail: judyhouse [at] mindspring [dot] com

Phone: 336-765-8114


Meeting information

Meeting location:

varies - mostly at Forsyth Tech
Winston-Salem / Greensboro / High Point and surrounding counties, NC
United States

Meeting schedule: varies

Meeting directions: call or email for specifics

Instruments welcomed: mountain dulcimer; any other acoustic instrument that "plays well with others"

TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER ASSN.  -  Cary, NC

TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER ASSN.


Contacting the club

Contact person: Mark Rose

E-mail: caryrose10s [at] gmail [dot] com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Page Walker Arts and History Cent
Cary, NC 27511

Meeting schedule: 1st Thursday of every month - 7-9PM

Meeting directions: CONTACT THE LEADER TO GET ON THE E-MAIL LIST AND THE DIRECTIONS WILL BE E-MAILED WITH THE MONTHLY MEETING NOTICES

Instruments welcomed: MOUNTAIN DULCIMERS, GUITAR or ANY OTHER STRING INSTRUMENT


Other club information

Other club comments: BEGINNERS AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS ARE WELCOME

Waterbound Dulcimers  -  Kinston, NC

Waterbound Dulcimers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Nancy Galambush

E-mail: jcng [at] esn [dot] net

Phone: (252) 747-8757

Club website: http://Flatmountaindulcimers.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Queen St. United Methodist Church 500 Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Meeting schedule: Second Mondays at 7:00pm

Meeting directions: Call for directions

Instruments welcomed: MD Guitar


Other club information

Special club events: Spring workshop

Western NC Dulcimer Collective  -  Asheville, NC

Western NC Dulcimer Collective

The WNCDC is a member-supported group of players of mountain and hammered dulcimers, and those who enjoy listening to dulcimers and/or playing other traditional instruments with them.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Steve Smith

E-mail: steve.kc5f [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 828/697-6388

Club website: http://wncdc.org


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 382
Asheville, NC 28815
United States

Meeting schedule: 2nd Sunday of each month 2:30-5:00pm

Meeting directions: The Folk Art Center is on the Blue Ridge Parkway at US-70. (5 miles east of downtown Asheville.)

Instruments welcomed: Mountain and hammered dulcimer plus other acoustic instruments