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1 April, 2017 Waterbound Dulcimers Workshop Kinston, NC

Waterbound Dulcimers Workshop

1 April, 2017

Details

One day mountain dulcimer workshop with Joe Collins, Lois Hornbostel, Ehukai Teves, Nancy Galambush, Margit Roberson, Barbara Strickland and Carolyn Roberts. Concert following workshop.

Times/hours/schedule: 8:30am to 4:45pm, concert at 5:00

Cost: $50 for non-Waterbound members, includes lunch

Getting more information

Contact: Nancy Galambush
Call: (252) 521-6207
Email: galambushn [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Queen Street United Methodist Church, 500 Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501
United States

Directions: Corner of Queen and Peyton. Call or email for directions

5-8 April, 2017 MENUCHA DULCIMER FESTIVAL (formerly Columbia Gorge Dulcimer Festival) Corbett, OR

MENUCHA DULCIMER FESTIVAL (formerly Columbia Gorge Dulcimer Festival)

5-8 April, 2017

Details

Our 8th annual festival - 4 days of making beautiful music April 5-8 in Oregon's spectacular Columbia River Gorge! Or if you can't come mid-week, come for Dulcimersion Day on Saturday, April 8.

Instructors: Lorinda Jones, Tull Glazener, Janita Baker and Lance Frodsham

Cost: Total cost depends on lodging chosen:
Community (3 per room) - $527
Semi-Private (2 per room) - $627
Private (only 4 available) - $727

Getting more information

Website: http://menucha.org/programs/music-programs/dulcimer-festival
Contact: Lori Nance
Call: 503-695-2243
Email: lori [at] menucha [dot] org

Venue Information

38711 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy
Corbett, OR 97019
United States

Directions: Menucha is just 30 minutes from the Portland, Oregon, airport or downtown. Visit this page for specific directions from north, south, east or west.
http://menucha.org/about-us/directions

Other comments: For photos and information about this terrific festival, visit... https://www.facebook.com/Columbia.River.Gorge.Dulcimer.Festival

Video created by a 2013 festival guest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUOvBxGtlAw

For information on the history of Menucha, here's a TV clip:
http://www.kgw.com/travel/destinations/grants-getaways/grants-getaways-menucha-in-the-columbia-river-gorge/72538095

7-9 April, 2017 Mystery of Modes Maryland Weekend Adamstown, MD

Mystery of Modes Maryland Weekend

7-9 April, 2017

Details

A weekend of exploring modes used for relaxation, in therapeutic music, and in Celtic and American traditional music, taught by Karen Ashbrook. We'll cover defining characteristics and basic chord progressions as well as improvising. This workshop is geared to hammered dulcimers and harps, but other instruments are welcome. There will also be a guitar track taught by Paul Oorts.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday, 8 pm- Sunday 2:30 pm

Cost: Shared Room (includes 5 meals, lodging workshop) $370 if registered by 21/1/6; $395 after.
Private Room (includes 5 meals, lodging workshop) $400 if registered by 21/1/6; $425 after.
Commuter (includes lunch and dinner Sat , lunch Sun, workshop) (includes 5 meals, lodging workshop) $250 if registered by 21/1/6; $275 after.

Getting more information

Website: http://karenashbrook.com/lessons/mystery.html
Contact: Karen Ashbrook
Call: 301-655-0103
Email: mail [at] karenashbrook [dot] com

Venue Information

Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 21710
United States

Directions: It is one exit south of Frederick, MD off 270. It is within an hour of Dulles International Airport and BWI.

Other comments: Loaner harps and hammered dulcimers available.

7-9 April, 2017 Mystery of Modes Maryland Weekend Adamstown, MD

Mystery of Modes Maryland Weekend

7-9 April, 2017

Details

A weekend of exploring modes used for relaxation, in therapeutic music, and in Celtic and American traditional music, taught by Karen Ashbrook. We'll cover defining characteristics and basic chord progressions as well as improvising. This workshop is geared to hammered dulcimers and harps, but other instruments are welcome. There will also be a guitar track taught by Paul Oorts.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday, 8 pm- Sunday 2:30 pm

Cost: Shared Room (includes 5 meals, lodging workshop) $370 if registered by 21/1/6; $395 after.
Private Room (includes 5 meals, lodging workshop) $400 if registered by 21/1/6; $425 after.
Commuter (includes lunch and dinner Sat , lunch Sun, workshop) (includes 5 meals, lodging workshop) $250 if registered by 21/1/6; $275 after.

Getting more information

Website: http://karenashbrook.com/lessons/mystery.html
Contact: Karen Ashbrook
Call: 301-655-0103
Email: mail [at] karenashbrook [dot] com

Venue Information

Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 21710
United States

Directions: It is one exit south of Frederick, MD off 270. It is within an hour of Dulles International Airport and BWI.

Other comments: Loaner harps and hammered dulcimers available.
10 CEUs are available for therapeutic musicians for a small extra fee.

9-13 April, 2017 Snowbird Mountain Lodge Dulcimer Workshop Robbinsville, NC

Snowbird Mountain Lodge Dulcimer Workshop

9-13 April, 2017

Details

For the 26th year, I will be teaching mountain dulcimer classes at Snowbird Mountain Lodge in Robbinsville, NC - from April 9th through the 13th, 2017. Classes will include beginners, group and individual instruction. Cost for instruction and five star meals for two is included in your daily room rate. For non-players, there is plenty to do at the lodge and in the local area. For more information, check out snowbirdlodge.com, or call 800 941-9290. 'Hope to see you there!

Times/hours/schedule: 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM with breaks for meals, etc.

Cost: Cost for workshops, individual instruction, etc. plus lodging, meals and activities for two is included in room rate.

Getting more information

Website: http://snowbirdlodge.com
Contact: April / Desk Clerk - Snowbird Mountain Lodge
Call: 800 941-9290
Email: inkeeper [at] snowbirdlodge [dot] com

Venue Information

4633 Santeetlah Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771
Robbinsville, NC 28771
United States

Directions: Located just outside of Robbinsville, NC. Go to the beginning of the Cherohalla Skyway on Santeetlah Rd.. The lodge entrance is just before the entrance.

Other comments: Bring a functional dulcimer if you have one. If not, a limited number of loaner instruments will be available. There are other indoor and outdoor activities for non -players. If you have further questions, call Paul Andry @ 828 787-1586.

21-22 April, 2017 Spring Thing 2017 Rutledge, GA

Spring Thing 2017

21-22 April, 2017

Details

Come Join us for a great celebration of Spring and the Mountain Dulcimer. We will be Grilling Out and Jamming with Dave Haas on Friday Night. We will crank up the energy on Saturday Morning with Coffee/Registration at 9:00 with Workshops with Dave starting at 10:00 A.M. Dave will be teaching 4 workshops during the day with a Potluck Lunch at mid-day.


For more details, go to NGFDA.org or just call or text Kat at 678-468-7561

Times/hours/schedule: Friday - 4:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Cost: $35 NGFDA Member, $55 Non-Member

Getting more information

Website: http://www.ngfda.org
Contact: Kat Vallish
Call: 678-468-7561
Email: kvallish [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Hard Labor Creek State Park, Shelter 2
Rutledge, GA
United States

Other comments: This is an air conditioned indoor facility with full kitchen. Bring your own food for grilling out and something to share for Lunch on Saturday. We will have snacks and drinks available as well.

Registration Deadline - April 7.

27-30 April, 2017 Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous Sandy, OR

Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous

27-30 April, 2017

Getting more information

Website: http://nwdulcimer.com/
Email: mick [at] nwdulcimer [dot] com

Venue Information

Oral Hull Park
Sandy, OR
United States
28-29 April, 2017 4th Annual Dulcimer Mini-Fest Saint Johnsbury, VT

4th Annual Dulcimer Mini-Fest

28-29 April, 2017

Details

Friday concert with Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly Duo; Saturday 3 workshops at 2 instructional levels; vendor "Folk Craft Music," George Haggerty. Sponsored by Kingdom Mountain Dulcimer club.

Times/hours/schedule: 7:30 pm Friday Concert
8:30am -3:30pm Saturday workshops

Cost: $15 +tax concert
$50 for 3 workshops (or $20 each)

Getting more information

Website: http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/details/atwater-donnelly
Contact: Nola Forbes
Call: (802)748-6594
Email: vtpiecer [at] yahoo [dot] com

Venue Information

115 Eastern Avenue
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819
United States

Directions: parking lot entrance at east side of building; elevator entrance at west side; signage for performance hall and workshop rooms

Other comments: 3 Beginner/Early Intermediate level workshops with Elwood, 3 Intermediate/Advanced level workshops with Aubrey, portions will be jointly taught before dividing into levels

also see www.atwater-donnelly.com

29 April, 2017 Lap Dulcimer Workshops with Karen Buglass Takoma Park, MD

Lap Dulcimer Workshops with Karen Buglass

29 April, 2017

Details

Two great workshops at House of Musical Traditions! "String Side Up" is for new players. "Growing Left-Hand Technique" introduces chords and efficient fingering skills. Loaner dulcimers available!

Times/hours/schedule: String Side Up: 12:00-1:30 PM
Growing Left Hand Technique: 2:00-3:30 PM

Cost: $30 per workshop; $55 for both

Getting more information

Website: https://hmtrad.com/products/sat-april-29-lap-dulcimer-workshops-w-karen-buglass
Contact: Kristen Jones
Call: 301-270-9090
Email: Workshops [at] hmtrad [dot] com

Venue Information

7010 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
United States

Other comments: To learn more about Karen, visit her website: www.sweetstrings.biz

6 May, 2017 Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival

6 May, 2017

Details

A one-day mountain dulcimer festival in Winston-Salem, NC. This year our featured instructors include Jeff Furman, Jim Miller, Anne Lough, Carol Crocker, and Judy House.

One "long" class in the morning, according to skills levels; plus two 90-minute "electives" in the afternoon. Also includes an instructors' concert following the classes.

Times/hours/schedule: 8:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6

Cost: $55 before April 8, $70 after that ($10 extra for lunch - optional)

Complete registration information can be found on our website (see below)

Getting more information

Website: http://www.winstonsalemdulcimerfestival.com/
Contact: Kirk House
Call: 336-775-7826
Email: info [at] winstonsalemdulcimerfestival [dot] com

Venue Information

Hope Presbyterian Church, 2050 N Peace Haven Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
United States

Directions: address is easily found on google

Other comments: Also see our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/WSDulcimerFest/

6 May, 2017 Dulcimer Day in Duluth festival DULUTH, MN

Dulcimer Day in Duluth festival

6 May, 2017

Details

A day to celebrate dulcimers -- classes, concerts and crafts plus meals together and open mic. Classes in mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, rhythm guitar, ukulele and autoharp. Concerts at 1 pm and 7 pm. See www.DulcimersInDuluth.com for the guest instructors and performers. Don Pedi, Susan Trump, Linda Thomas and more.

Times/hours/schedule: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cost: Varies.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.DulcimersInDuluth.com
Contact: Wendy Grethen
Call: 2185255098
Email: wendyupnorth [at] yahoo [dot] com

Venue Information

230 E. Skyline Parkway
DULUTH, MN 55811
United States

Directions: Right at the Interaction with Rice Lake Road/Mesaba, 6th Ave. E and Central Entrance. Great view of Lake Superior. Plenty of parking.

Other comments: Please pre-register for lunch and dinner and classes.

7-12 May, 2017 5th Annual Spring Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp Asheville, NC

5th Annual Spring Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp

7-12 May, 2017

Details

It's all about the chords! Learn how to identify, play and use chords on your Hammered Dulcimer for both ensemble backup and creating beautiful solo arrangements. Intense, participatory workshops for a limited number of intermediate and advanced students.

Part of the Hammered Dulcimer Academy at Perelandra

Times/hours/schedule: Mon-Fri 9:00AM -4:30PM

Cost: Around $1100 for the week including meals and lodging. See website for details

Getting more information

Website: http://www.jonweinberg.com/ChordCamp
Contact: Jon Weinberg
Call: (978) 500-0600
Email: jon [at] jonweinberg [dot] com

Venue Information

Jerry Read Smith's Perelandra studio and performance center
Asheville, NC
United States

Directions: (provided upon enrollment)

Other comments: Annual event held each spring in Asheville, NC and each fall in New England

20 May, 2017 Pine Hill Dulcimers Day Fest Wiggins, MS

Pine Hill Dulcimers Day Fest

20 May, 2017

Details

Our fourth annual event includes a full day of workshops by Bing Futch (mountain dulcimer), and Jess Hays Dickinson and Joey Schadler (beginning and intermediate hammer dulcimer). Registration fee INCLUDES lunch, breaks, instructor concert, and true hospitality including door prizes.

Times/hours/schedule: Doors open on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 7:30 am with classes to begin at 8 am and end at 4:30 pm. Ages 10 and up are welcome. Vendors, please contact us for availability of space and additional information. We prefer music-related vendors, but others will be considered on a space-available basis. See "Pine Hill Dulcimers & Friends" on Facebook.

Cost: $40 prior by May 1, $45 later. May register on site. Registration fee includes lunch.

Getting more information

Contact: Karen McQueen, 747 Gloria Grove Street, Wiggins, MS 39577
Call: 601-528-1663
Email: mcqueen8998 [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Venue Information

1026 E. Central Avenue (AKA Highway 26)
Wiggins, MS 39577
United States

Directions: Wiggins, MS is between Hattiesburg and Gulfport, Lucedale and Poplarville, MS. The venue is St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on the south side of Highway 26 (Central Avenue), only two miles east of Highway 49.

25-28 May, 2017 Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival Ferrum, VA

Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

25-28 May, 2017

Details

Our 6th annual event with wonderful instructors offering classes for all levels of mountain dulcimer player. Unique arrangement of classes that are taught on Friday and repeated on Saturday for a different group of participants.

Times/hours/schedule: May 25 check in 2:00 pm - Sunday 12:00 pm.

Cost: Check website for information.

Getting more information

Website: http://crookedroaddulcimerfestival.org
Contact: Blue Ridge Institute & Museum
Call: 540-365-4412
Email: bri [at] ferrum [dot] edu

Venue Information

20 Museum Drive
Ferrum, VA 24088
United States
25-28 May, 2017 The Way of the Dulcimer Retreat Little Switzrlnd, NC

The Way of the Dulcimer Retreat

25-28 May, 2017

Details

Traditional and Contemporary music for dulcimer, Dulcimer History, gentle relaxation exercises at a beautiful Retreat Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Great food and lodging.

Times/hours/schedule: Starts 4:00pm Thursday and continues to 11:00am Sunday.

Cost: $340. includes Classes, Concerts, Lodging (double occupancy), and meals.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.donpedi.com
Contact: Don Pedi
Call: 828-689-9126
Email: donpedi [at] hotmail [dot] com

Venue Information

1565 Wild Acres Rd
Little Switzrlnd, NC 28749
United States

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/wildacres+retreat+nc/@35.8246067,-82.1766261,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8850a5943fffffff:0x39a0f8932730f18e!2m2!1d-82.106586!2d35.824627

Other comments: The Way of the Dulcimer Retreats take place twice yearly.
One in the Spring and one in the Fall.
The dates change from year to year.
Saturday night concerts feature Legendary Traditional Mountain Musician, and collector Bruce Greene together with Don Pedi.

2-3 June, 2017 Wisconsin Dulcimer Workshop & Concert Janesville, WI

Wisconsin Dulcimer Workshop & Concert

2-3 June, 2017

Details

Friday night Jam followed by a Saturday workshop and concert.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday 6-8PM
Saturday 9AM-6:15 PM

Cost: Pending on how many workshops you take:
Register by May 19, 2017 price range is $28-$73
Register after May 19, 2017 price range is $30-$75

Getting more information

Website: http://www.SouthernWisconsinDulcimerClub.com
Contact: Nancy Garrett
Call: 608-752-6514
Email: kyuk_04 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Venue Information

34 S Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545
United States

Directions: From Madison, WI:
Get on US-12 E/US-18 E from John Nolen Dr, 10 min (3.7 mi)
Take I-39 S/I-90 E to E Racine St in Janesville. Take exit 175A from I-39 S/I-90 E, 33 min (37.4 mi), Continue on E Racine St. Drive to S Main St, 5 min (2.2 mi), 34 S Main St. Janesville, WI 53545

From Rockford, Illinois:
Get on I-39 N/I-90 W/US-51 N in Machesney Park from IL-251 N, Forest Hills Rd and IL-173 E, 22 min (11.5 mi), Follow I-39 N/I-90 W to E Racine St in Janesville. Exit from I-39 N/I-90 W
19 min (21.0 mi), Continue on E Racine St. Drive to S Main St. 6 min (2.4 mi), 34 S Main St., Janesville, WI 53545

Other comments: We are having some new classes this year including Ukulele, Native American Flute and a possible Guitar Class. Please send an email if you are interested in Guitar.

10-11 June, 2017 Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival Morris, IL

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival

10-11 June, 2017

Details

A folk and traditional music lovers dream...live music all day for two days, workshops, jam sessions and vendors. Children's activities, food vendors and a Saturday night old tyme dance.

Times/hours/schedule: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day

Cost: Day: $20 Individual
$35 Family
$15 Senior, 60+
Weekend: $30 Individual
$50 Family
$25 Senior, 60+

Getting more information

Website: http://www.gebharddulcimer.org
Contact: Donna Tufano
Call: 815-630-4657
Email: dtufano1 [at] aol [dot] com

Venue Information

Goold Park, Route 6
Morris, IL 60450
United States

Other comments: Family friendly fun, in a beautiful, shady park setting.

16-18 June, 2017 Maryland Folk Musician's Retreat Centreville, MD

Maryland Folk Musician's Retreat

16-18 June, 2017

Details

The Maryland Folk Musicians Retreat features workshops with skilled and compassionate instructors. There is ample time for jamming, socializing or just taking some time to be by yourself in a beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world.

New this year. Dulcimer workshops with Jared Denhard

Times/hours/schedule: Noon on Friday June 16, 2017 to Noon Sunday June 18, 2017

Cost: $400.00 includes all meals, workshops and hotel quality rooms

Getting more information

Website: http://marylandfolk.com
Contact: Pat Costello
Call: 410-968-3873
Email: ask.patrick [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Riverview Retreat Center 136 Bookers Wharf Road
Centreville, MD 21617
United States

Directions: http://www.marylandfolk.com/directions/

7-8 July, 2017 Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering III Willow Street, PA

Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering III

7-8 July, 2017

Details

A low key gathering for dulcimer players of all skill levels - from what side do I play - to experienced players. 6 instructors...good food...good people...beautiful country.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday July 7th - 2 - 8 PM
Saturday July 8th - 8:30 - 4:30 PM

Jam Session Friday Night

Cost: Registration: $20.00
Workshops: $15.00/workshop. Paid directly to instructors.

Getting more information

Website: http://lancasterdulcimer.com
Contact: Jeffrey Hamilton
Call: 717 419 1152
Email: dutchland2017 [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

1730 Hans Herr Drive
Willow Street, PA 17584
United States

Directions: Just south of Lancaster PA. Take 222 South in Willow Street. Hans Herr Drive is on your right - just past the third traffic light.
From the south, take 272 north, turn left on Penn Grant Road. Hans Herr Drive is on your left.

Other comments: This is a great, low key event. The size is limited to 125 - so you may want to register early.
Bing Futch, Susan Trump, Dave Haas, Aubrey Atwater, Butch Ross and Wendy Songe will be there...still looking for a hammer teacher.

17-22 July, 2017 Ozark Roots Dulcimer Week Mountain View, AR

Ozark Roots Dulcimer Week

17-22 July, 2017

Details

Mountain View, Arkansas is hosting the first annual Ozark Roots Dulcimer Week, a hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer festival. Workshops, jams, performances, and many other events will be held in the Court Square.

Getting more information

Contact: Christopher Smith
Call: 870-214-2049
Email: csmith13364 [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Mountain View Court Square
Mountain View, AR 72560
United States
27 July, 2017 Ken and Brad Kolodner - hammered dulcimer, banjo, fiddle West Jefferson, NC, NC

Ken and Brad Kolodner - hammered dulcimer, banjo, fiddle

27 July, 2017

Details

Thu, July 27, 2017 - West Jefferson, NC (rescheduled from Jan. 7th) – hammered dulcimer, banjo and fiddle!
Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio with guest Michael Bell
Ashe County Arts Council

Background info from originally scheduled performance at: http://ashecountyarts.org/event/ken-and-brad-kolodner-concert/

Times/hours/schedule: 7:30-9:00pm

Getting more information

Website: http://ashecountyarts.org
Contact: Ashe County Arts Council
Call: 336-846-2787

Venue Information

School Ave, West Jefferson, NC
West Jefferson, NC, NC 28628
United States

Directions: from Virginia to North Carolina.....Hwy 77 S. to 421 West. Go approx. 25 miles to 221 N. Go 15 miles north to Hwy 194. Turn left toward W. Jefferson downtown. Turn right on E. Main St and go 3 blocks to t-intersection. The Arts Center will be on your right (gray stone building).

Other comments: this event has not been posted as of 2/11/17

10-13 August, 2017 Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival Belleville, IL

Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival

10-13 August, 2017

Details

Instructional classes for Mt. & Hammered dulcimer players & autoharp with jamming and evening concerts by the instructors.

Times/hours/schedule: 9am - 11 pm daily

Cost: Varies - see registration form on web site.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.gatewaydulcimer.org
Contact: Sharon
Call: 618-651-8271
Email: gdsmf98 [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows 442 S. DeMazenod Dr.
Belleville, IL 62223
United States

Directions: from the West, turn right into Shrine entrance on Rt. 15 or go South on I-225 to Rt. 15 exit - go East to Shrine entrance.

Other comments: All players welcome. Plenty of class choices, jamming and vendors available.

11-13 August, 2017 Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival Salem, WV

Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival

11-13 August, 2017

Details

Fort New Salem is a representative log house settlement of the frontier period (1800-1900) of West Virginia. It is located in Salem, WV on US Route 50 between Parkersburg and Clarksburg. It is currently owned and operated by the Fort New Salem Foundation.

The dulcimer weekend features hands-on music workshops during the day for all levels of players. The workshops will be primarily on mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer with additional workshops on other folk instruments. Our workshop leaders/performers are experienced musicians from Ohio, West Virginia and beyond. They include TBA.

There will be concerts on Friday and Saturday evening. The Friday concert with feature short sets by several of the workshop leaders. The Saturday evening concert will feature Wendy Songe on mountain dulcimer followed by additional short sets by several of the workshop leaders.

Vendors will be available throughout the weekend to sell dulcimers and supplies. There will also be books and CDs available from many of the workshop leaders.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $45 for full weekend

Getting more information

Website: http://www.lindasigismondi.com/fnsdulcimer.html
Contact: Linda Sigismondi
Call: 7404469244
Email: lsigismondi [at] att [dot] net

Venue Information

81 settlers Ln
Salem, WV 45631
United States

Directions: Just off US Route 50 between Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV.

7-10 September, 2017 The Way of the Dulcimer Retreat Littlt Switzerland, NC

The Way of the Dulcimer Retreat

7-10 September, 2017

Details

Traditional and Contemporary music for dulcimer, Dulcimer History, gentle relaxation exercises at a beautiful Retreat Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Great food and lodging.

Times/hours/schedule: Starts 4:00pm Thursday and continues to 11:00am Sunday.

Cost: $340. includes Classes, Concerts, Lodging (double occupancy), and meals.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.donpedi.com
Contact: Don Pedi
Call: 828-689-9126
Email: donpedi [at] hotmail [dot] com

Venue Information

1565 Wild Acres Rd
Littlt Switzerland, NC 28749
United States

Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/wildacres+retreat+nc/@35.8246067,-82.1766261,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8850a5943fffffff:0x39a0f8932730f18e!2m2!1d-82.106586!2d35.824627

Other comments: The Way of the Dulcimer Retreats take place twice yearly.
One in the Spring and one in the Fall.
The dates change from year to year.
Saturday night concerts feature Legendary Traditional Mountain Musician, and collector Bruce Greene together with Don Pedi.

5-8 October, 2017 Winter Creek Reunion Dulcimer & Acoustic Music Festival Bennington, OK

Winter Creek Reunion Dulcimer & Acoustic Music Festival

5-8 October, 2017

Details

16th Annual Dulcimer & Acoustic Musical Festival
Free workshops
Free concerts
Jamming all day
Specialty classes Thursday

2017 Headliners:
Tull Glazener
Max ZT & House of Waters
Neal Hellman
Kendra Ward & Bob Bence
Karen & Chuck Daniels
Ciarran & Collette Dalton (direct from Ireland)

~Fri & Sat dinner supports the festival

Times/hours/schedule: Thursday 1p-4p specialty classes
Thursday 7p old fashioned barn dance
Friday - Saturday 9am - 10p
Sunday Morning Worship Service

Cost: FREE Friday - Sunday*


*Thursday specialty class fee paid directly to instructor
*$2.00 off meal tickets purchased before September 25th

Getting more information

Website: http://www.rrvdc.com/wcr2017/index.shtml
Contact: Lynda Bowers
Call: 215-622-6394
Email: rrvdc.ok [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

654 Acorn Lane
Bennington, OK 74723
United States

Directions: Approximately 25 miles east of Durant, OK Hwy 70. North on Acorn Lane in Bennington, OK.

Other comments: WCR has become one of the premier festivals to attend with nationally known performers and top-notch instruction.

Visit our facebook page for even more festival information and updated scheduling or changes.

13-14 October, 2017 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival Milford, CT

Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

13-14 October, 2017

Details

3 featured acts, 2 concerts, over 50 workshops and scheduled jams. Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and "other." The 2017 artists haven't been announced yet, but see website for last year's information. One of New England's only two dulcimer festivals, and the only one that includes hammered dulcimers.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday, 2 workshop periods beginning at 3:30. Concert at 7:30.
Saturday Gathering 9:00, first workshop 10:00. Concert at 7:00.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.NutmegDulcimer.com
Contact: Sam Edelston
Call: 2036610503
Email: info [at] NutmegDulcimer [dot] com

Venue Information

168 Broad Street (Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church)
Milford, CT 06460
United States

Directions: Near I-95, Merritt / Wilbur Cross Parkways, and I-91.

Other comments: Nutmeg features all kinds of music -- both traditional and non-traditional -- on dulcimers.

13-14 October, 2017 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival Milford, CT

Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

13-14 October, 2017

Details

3 featured acts, 2 concerts, over 50 workshops and scheduled jams. Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and "other." The 2017 artists haven't been announced yet, but see website for last year's information. One of New England's only two dulcimer festivals, and the only one that includes hammered dulcimers.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday, 2 workshop periods beginning at 3:30. Concert at 7:30.
Saturday Gathering 9:00, first workshop 10:00. Concert at 7:00.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.NutmegDulcimer.com
Contact: Sam Edelston
Call: 2036610503
Email: info [at] NutmegDulcimer [dot] com

Venue Information

168 Broad Street (Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church)
Milford, CT 06460
United States

Directions: Near I-95, Merritt / Wilbur Cross Parkways, and I-91.

Other comments: Nutmeg features all kinds of music -- both traditional and non-traditional -- on dulcimers.

15-20 October, 2017 Fall Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp Framingham/Marlborough, MA

Fall Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp

15-20 October, 2017

Details

It's all about the chords! Learn how to identify, play and use chords for both ensemble backup and creating beautiful HD solo arrangements. Intense, participatory workshops limited to a small number of intermediate and advanced students.

Cost: Around $1100 for the week including meals and lodging. See website for details

Getting more information

Website: http://www.jonweinberg.com/ChordCamp
Contact: Jon Weinberg
Email: jon [at] jonweinberg [dot] com

Venue Information

Framingham/Marlborough, MA
United States

Directions: Will be provided upon enrollment

Other comments: Annual event held each fall in New England

3-4 November, 2017 8th Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival Albuquerque, NM

8th Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival

3-4 November, 2017

Details

Approximately 40 workshops focusing on mountain and hammered dulcimers, but also Celtic harp, bowed psaltery, penny whistle, guitar, ukulele, and other folk instruments. Jams, open mic, on-site lunches, on-site music/instrument vendor, and public concerts.

Instructors will include Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly (MD), Joe Collins (MD), Wes Chappell and Randy Marchany of No Strings Attached (HD), David Ellison (MD), Tina Gugeler (HD), and Irma Reeder (MD).

Times/hours/schedule: Both days starting at 8:30am, concerts 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: $105 early bird, $130 after Oct 4. See website for other options.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.NMDulcFest.com
Contact: Debbie Velasquez/Festival Registrar
Call: 505.292.6030
Email: NMDulcFest.register [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
United States

Directions: Use south entrance, stoplight at Academy Rd and Moon St

Other comments: No RV/camping at site, see website for lodging/camping options and host hotel.

4-5 November, 2017 Mystery of Modes Workshop Downers Grove, IL

Mystery of Modes Workshop

4-5 November, 2017

Details

A workshop exploring modes used for relaxation, in therapeutic music, and in Celtic and American traditional music. We'll cover defining characteristics and basic chord progressions as well as improvising. This workshop is geared to hammered dulcimers and harps, but other instruments are welcome.

Times/hours/schedule: 11/4 8:45 am-5:15pm and
11/5 9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Cost: $225 if registered before August 15, 2017
$260 after August 15

Getting more information

Website: http://karenashbrook.com/lessons/mystery.html
Contact: Karen Ashbrook
Call: 301-655-0103
Email: mail [at] karenashbrook [dot] com

Venue Information

Tobias Music, 5013 Fairview Ave, #2
Downers Grove, IL 60515
United States

Directions: Just west of Chicago, less than an hour from O’Hara and Midway. On the subway! From Chicago’s Union Station by train take the Burlington North to Fairview Train Station, Downers Grove.
Free parking at store and in the neighborhood.

Other comments: Registration and the schedule for the event is here:
http://karenashbrook.com/lessons/mystery_il.html