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27 July, 2017Ken and Brad Kolodner - hammered dulcimer, banjo, fiddle West Jefferson, 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

303 School Ave
West Jefferson, 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, 2017Gateway 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, 2017Fort 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.

12 August, 2017Mountain Dulcimer Workshops with Linda Collins Sanford, FL

Mountain Dulcimer Workshops with Linda Collins

12 August, 2017

Details

11a.m. Flat-Picked Irish Jigs and Polkas (Advanced & Intermediate)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30 In Depth Chord Workshop (Intermediate and up) DAd tuning
3:15 Singing with the Dulcimer (All Levels) DAd tuning
4:30 Jamming with Linda

Times/hours/schedule: 11a.m. - 5:30p.m.

Cost: $25 for one workshop
$40 for two workshops
$50 for all three workshops

Getting more information

Contact: Sheryl Chapman
Call: 407-840-5550
Email: sherylchapman123 [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

111 Shirley Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
United States

Directions: From downtown Sanford, take 2nd Street east. Shirley Avenue is the next street after the "No Outlet" sign. You can only turn LEFT on to Shirley. 2nd house on right. Please park on lawn facing the house. Please DO NOT PARK on neighbor's lawn.

Other comments: Sign up to participate in potluck salad lunch at www.perfectpotluck.com. Administrator is Sheryl Chapman. Password is dulcimer11.

13 August, 2017Ted Yoder to Appear at the Central Indiana Folk Music and Mountain Dulcimer Society meeting in Augus Indianapolis, IN

Ted Yoder to Appear at the Central Indiana Folk Music and Mountain Dulcimer Society meeting in Augus

13 August, 2017

Details

Ted Yoder, hammered dulcimer player, will be our guest performer at the Central Indiana Folk Music and Mountain Dulcimer Society meeting in August. Ted Yoder is a very talented hammered dulcimer player from Goshen, IN. His YouTube video with Tears for Fears of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” went viral last summer with over 627,000 views.

Times/hours/schedule: Clinic at 1:00 PM, Performance at 2:00 PM.

Cost: Free.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.indianafolkmusic.org
Contact: Susan Kraeszig
Call: 317-441-9473
Email: susankay49 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Venue Information

526 E. 52nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
United States

Directions: Event will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 526 E. 52nd St., Indianapolis, IN.

Other comments: Hammered dulcimer players are encouraged to bring their instruments for the workshop.

14 August, 2017A Day with Wendy Songe DuBois, PA

A Day with Wendy Songe

14 August, 2017

Details

Four hour-long workshops in mountain dulcimer, guitar, ukulele, and all instruments, plus an evening concert.

Times/hours/schedule: 10:00 Beginner guitar & ukulele -- combined class. Everything you need to get playing today: easy chord charts, tab, strum patterns, finger picking, fretting, harmonics, tuning, care & more.

11:15 All instruments/all levels -- Dynamite Dynamics: ideas for making your music more expressive, identify and sculpt the many beautiful voices of your instrument, learn dynamic notation for your music scores, etc.

2:00 All instruments/all levels -- Easy Essential Theory: learn basic music theory in this FUN class! Time signature, note values, endings & repeat signs, dynamic markings. You DON'T have to know how to read music to take this class! Join us! It will be fun! I promise!

3:30 Mountain dulcimer/adv. beg/int. -- Touch & Techniques: HOW we touch our instrument is as important as playing the 'right' notes. Learn techniques for smoothing out your playing for gentle tunes, chopping it up for spunky tunes, and adding texture and variety through embellishments and rockstar status stunts :)

7:00 Concert

Cost: $20 for one workshop, $35 for two, $45 for three, $50 for all four workshops

Please pre-register by August 7, 2017 so that Wendy knows how many participants of each class to prepare for.

Concert: We'll "pass the hat."

Getting more information

Contact: Ginny Schott
Call: 814-371-4627
Email: ginnyschott [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

875 Sunflower Drive (Off Maple Ave.)
DuBois, PA
United States

Directions: See the Christ Lutheran Church's website for directions: http://christdubois.org/im-new/#location

Other comments: This event is hosted by the Sandy Lick Mountain Dulcimer Players, based in DuBois, PA.

1-2 September, 20175th Annual Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival Winchester, KY

5th Annual Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival

1-2 September, 2017

Details

The 5thAnnual Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival will be held at the Campbell Jr. HS at 620 Boone Ave. Winchester, KY.

Cost will be 80.00 this includes your ticket for the concert on Saturday night. There will be no Pay Pal this year. If you wish you can send a check or money order made out to Dana McCall 3320 Ecton Rd. Winchester, KY 40391 and put in note for Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival and I will register you that way. Anyone doing this will get a 5 dollar discount. Enroll for 75.00! You can also include a list of the classes you wish to take if you want, simply include the schedule with the classes circled. Our registration will take place Friday evening during set up and Saturday morning before classes. Best Western in Winchester will be giving a discount for those who stay with them, just let them know you are with the Homer Ledford Festival!

Times/hours/schedule: Friday, 5:00pm till ?
Saturday, 8:00am, concert @ 6:30pm

Cost: $80

Getting more information

Website: http://www.homerledforddulcimerfestival.com/index.htm
Contact: Dana McCall
Email: jmwmccall [at] msn [dot] com

Venue Information

Campbell Jr. HS at 620 Boone Ave.
Winchester, KY
United States
7-10 September, 2017The 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,...

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.

14-17 September, 2017Wallowa Fall Dulcimer & Uke Retreat Joseph, OR

Wallowa Fall Dulcimer & Uke Retreat

14-17 September, 2017

Details

This gathering features Mark Nelson (past National Dulcimer Champion and author of Celtic, fiddle tune and Hawaiian music books for Mel Bay) and Northwest musicians Heidi Muller and Bob Webb teaching mountain dulcimer classes, with extra offerings for ukulele, mandolin and guitar. It is held at a comfy camp in the woods at beautiful Wallowa Lake in northeast Oregon (near Idaho border, midway between Boise and Spokane).

Times/hours/schedule: 3:00 pm Thursday, Sept. 14 - registration opens
8:30 am - 11:00 pm - Classes, jams, activities
1:00 pm Sunday, Sept. 17 - fond farewells

Cost: $160 plus meals and lodging. Lodging ranges from tent camping to deluxe cabins available onsite.

Getting more information

Website: http://wallowadulcimer.com
Contact: Heidi Muller
Call: (304) 382-9422
Email: wallowadulcimer [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Wallowa Lake Camp
Joseph, OR 97846
United States

Directions: Interstate 84 to State Highway 82 to south end of Wallowa Lake (about 77 miles). Details given with registration.

Other comments: Small groups, individual attention, free time to explore the scenic area or visit shops and galleries in town.

16 September, 2017Lap Dulcimer Mini-Fest Takoma Park, MD

Lap Dulcimer Mini-Fest

16 September, 2017

Details

Afternoon workshops with Karen Buglass and Chris Colvin. Great selection of used dulcimers!

Times/hours/schedule: String Side Up: 12:00 - 1:30
Grow Your Repertoire: 2:00 - 3:30
Tips and Tricks: 4:00 - 5:30

Cost: $30 for one; $55 for two; $80 for all three

Getting more information

Website: https://hmtrad.com/products/sat-sept-16-lap-dulcimer-workshop-mini-fest-w-karen-...
Contact: House of Musical Traditions
Call: 301-270-9090
Email: Workshops [at] hmtrad [dot] com

Venue Information

7010 Westmoreland Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
United States
24-30 September, 2017The 14th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Week #1 for Intermediate Players Sandbridge, VA

The 14th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Week #1 for Intermediate Players

24-30 September, 2017

Details

For the last thirteen years, I have conducted four weeklong workshops for intermediate and advanced players in Sandbridge, VA with three weeks in the fall and one in the spring. In 2016, 75 players plus 18 spouses/guests attended from 25 states. Our houses are large ocean front beautiful beach houses! There is no moving your instrument and all food is included (with a chef). All you have to do is get there!
These are intensive workshops in a wonderfully relaxed and supportive environment. It is all about developing a community of players. Expect a minimum of approximately 5-6 hours of daily group instruction as well as informal individual instruction. Evenings include special sessions as well as jamming which is sometimes “structured” and sometimes informal. Additional special sessions include a Wednesday evening “coffeehouse” featuring student performances (100% optional participant) and a “beautiful tunes” jam on Friday. And fiddle lessons!

Topics include arranging, accompaniment, technique, ear training, jamming skills, developing of listening skills, application of chord theory, improvisation and much more
Written music for all versions of the pieces.
Comprehensive summary video (DVD and private youtube links)
Chef prepared dinners
Swim in the ocean which is just a stumble outside our door
Dolphins & pelicans and other creatures!
Lots of fun & games like foosball, ladder toss, pool, hot tub, bocce ball on the beach
Airport pickup and drop off
Instruments provided
Private lodging
Lots of jamming

The Spring week is be a mixed level group of intermediate through advanced players – comparable to the fall week #2 in terms of pace. The fall first week will accommodate mostly an intermediate level while fall week #2 is geared more toward a mix of strong intermediate and advanced level players while the last week is designed primarily for advanced players. However, there is usually a mix of levels at each week. Enrollment is limited to 18-20 participants per week (but is sometimes less, depending on the week). Spouses/guests are welcome for an additional fee.

Times/hours/schedule: All day!

Cost: $900 for shared room - includes workshop, ALL food, lodging
$1050 for private room - includes workshop, ALL food, lodging

Getting more information

Website: http://www.sandbridgedulcimer.com
Contact: Kenneth Kolodner
Call: 4107468387
Email: kenkolodner [at] aol [dot] com

Venue Information

3556 Sandfiddler Rd
Sandbridge, VA 23456
United States

Other comments: September 24-30, 2017 (Intermediate week) – THREE spaces available
October 1-7, 2017 (Intermediate/Advanced week) – TWO spaces available
October 8-14, 2017 (Advanced week) – ONE space available

SPRING WEEK! April 2-8, 2018 (Intermediate/Advanced)

1-7 October, 2017The 14th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Week #2 for Intermediate/Advanced Players Sandbridge, VA

The 14th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Week #2 for Intermediate/Advanced Players

1-7 October, 2017

Details

For the last thirteen years, I have conducted four weeklong workshops for intermediate and advanced players in Sandbridge, VA with three weeks in the fall and one in the spring. In 2016, 75 players plus 18 spouses/guests attended from 25 states. Our houses are large ocean front beautiful beach houses! There is no moving your instrument and all food is included (with a chef). All you have to do is get there!

These are intensive workshops in a wonderfully relaxed and supportive environment. It is all about developing a community of players. Expect a minimum of approximately 5-6 hours of daily group instruction as well as informal individual instruction. Evenings include special sessions as well as jamming which is sometimes “structured” and sometimes informal. Additional special sessions include a Wednesday evening “coffeehouse” featuring student performances (100% optional participant) and a “beautiful tunes” jam on Friday. And fiddle lessons!

Topics include arranging, accompaniment, technique, ear training, jamming skills, developing of listening skills, application of chord theory, improvisation and much more
Written music for all versions of the pieces.
Comprehensive summary video (DVD and private youtube links)
Chef prepared dinners
Swim in the ocean which is just a stumble outside our door
Dolphins & pelicans and other creatures!
Lots of fun & games like foosball, ladder toss, pool, hot tub, bocce ball on the beach
Airport pickup and drop off
Instruments provided
Private lodging
Lots of jamming

The Spring week is be a mixed level group of intermediate through advanced players – comparable to the fall week #2 in terms of pace. The fall first week will accommodate mostly an intermediate level while fall week #2 is geared more toward a mix of strong intermediate and advanced level players while the last week is designed primarily for advanced players. However, there is usually a mix of levels at each week. Enrollment is limited to 18-20 participants per week (but is sometimes less, depending on the week). Spouses/guests are welcome for an additional fee.

Times/hours/schedule: All day!

Cost: $900 shared room, includes ALL food, workshop, lodging
$1050 private room, includes ALL food, workshop, lodging

Getting more information

Website: http://www.sandbridgedulcimer.com
Contact: Kenneth Kolodner
Call: 4107468387
Email: kenkolodner [at] aol [dot] com

Venue Information

3556 Sandfiddler Rd
Sandbridge, VA 23456
United States

Other comments: September 24-30, 2017 (Intermediate week) – THREE spaces available
October 1-7, 2017 (Intermediate/Advanced week) – TWO spaces available
October 8-14, 2017 (Advanced week) – ONE space available

SPRING WEEK! April 2-8, 2018 (Intermediate/Advanced)

1 October, 2017Mountain Music Day Oak Glen, CA

Mountain Music Day

1 October, 2017

Details

Folk Music Festival with stage concerts and workshops. Music jam for all levels of players. Workshops with both Fretted and Hammered Dulcimers! This is a fund raiser for the Old School House in Oak Glen. Food available!

Times/hours/schedule: 11:00am-5:00pm
1:00pm Workshops

Cost: $8.00 ea Kids 12 and under free
Workshops $10.00

Getting more information

Website: http://www.mountainmusicday.homestead.com
Contact: Sandi Huckaby
Call: 909-867-7105
Email: huckaby49 [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

11911 So. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399
United States

Directions: 10 fwy to Beaumont Off ramp. Go East to Oak Glen Rd. Turn left-go North up Oak Glen past Riley's Ranch. Old School House is on right side.

5-8 October, 2017Winter 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.

8-14 October, 2017The 14th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Week #3 for Advanced Players Sandbridge, VA

The 14th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Week #3 for Advanced Players

8-14 October, 2017

Details

For the last thirteen years, I have conducted four weeklong workshops for intermediate and advanced players in Sandbridge, VA with three weeks in the fall and one in the spring. In 2016, 75 players plus 18 spouses/guests attended from 25 states. Our houses are large ocean front beautiful beach houses! There is no moving your instrument and all food is included (with a chef). All you have to do is get there!

These are intensive workshops in a wonderfully relaxed and supportive environment. It is all about developing a community of players. Expect a minimum of approximately 5-6 hours of daily group instruction as well as informal individual instruction. Evenings include special sessions as well as jamming which is sometimes “structured” and sometimes informal. Additional special sessions include a Wednesday evening “coffeehouse” featuring student performances (100% optional participant) and a “beautiful tunes” jam on Friday. And fiddle lessons!

Topics include arranging, accompaniment, technique, ear training, jamming skills, developing of listening skills, application of chord theory, improvisation and much more
Written music for all versions of the pieces.
Comprehensive summary video (DVD and private youtube links)
Chef prepared dinners
Swim in the ocean which is just a stumble outside our door
Dolphins & pelicans and other creatures!
Lots of fun & games like foosball, ladder toss, pool, hot tub, bocce ball on the beach
Airport pickup and drop off
Instruments provided
Private lodging
Lots of jamming

The Spring week is be a mixed level group of intermediate through advanced players – comparable to the fall week #2 in terms of pace. The fall first week will accommodate mostly an intermediate level while fall week #2 is geared more toward a mix of strong intermediate and advanced level players while the last week is designed primarily for advanced players. However, there is usually a mix of levels at each week. Enrollment is limited to 18-20 participants per week (but is sometimes less, depending on the week). Spouses/guests are welcome for an additional fee.

Times/hours/schedule: All day!

Cost: $900 shared room
$1050 private room
All food, lodging and workshop included in prices

Getting more information

Contact: Kenneth Kolodner
Call: 4107468387
Email: kenkolodner [at] aol [dot] com

Venue Information

3556 Sandfiddler Rd
Sandbridge, VA 23456
United States

Other comments: September 24-30, 2017 (Intermediate week) – THREE spaces available
October 1-7, 2017 (Intermediate/Advanced week) – TWO spaces available
October 8-14, 2017 (Advanced week) – ONE space available

SPRING WEEK! April 2-8, 2018 (Intermediate/Advanced)

13-14 October, 2017Nutmeg 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, 2017Fall 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

19-22 October, 20172017 Dulcimer Chautauqua On The Wabash New Harmony, IN

2017 Dulcimer Chautauqua On The Wabash

19-22 October, 2017

Details

19th Annual Dulcimer Chautauqua On The Wabash. October 19th - 22nd, 2017. This dulcimer festival is held in beautiful historic New Harmony, Indiana, and features workshops and concerts by some of the top teachers/performers. Dan Evans from Olney, England, Molly McCormack, 2012 National Champion, Sarah Morgan, Stephen Seifert, and 2012 National Champion, Ted Yoder, on hammered dulcimer!

Times/hours/schedule: Things get started with a pot luck supper Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. followed by a community sing & jam sessions. A variety of morning (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.) & afternoon 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.) workshops are followed by an evening concert (7:00 p.m.) & more jamming on both Friday & Saturday. Things wrap up with our Hymn sing & closing ceremony on Sunday morning (9:00 a.m.) *Times listed are Central Time Zone

Cost: Full participant pkg. includes all events Thursday - Sunday. AM & PM Dulcimer workshops/seminars, concerts, & Sunday morning hymn sing $100.00
$75.00 Pkg. includes all of the above except the Friday & Saturday workshops.
Concert tickets only are $15 each. (Free admission for ages 18 and under)

Getting more information

Website: http://dulcimerchautauquaonthewabash.com
Contact: Rick Huffman
Call: (812) 205-6781
Email: dulcimerchautauquaonthewabash [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Barn Abbey, Ribeyre School Gymnasium /Annex, The Working Men's Institute, Thrall's Opera House
New Harmony, IN 47631
United States

Other comments: Mark this event on your calendar, visit our website for details, & get registered soon... you don't want to miss this one!
If you are interested in participating as a vendor please contact Rick Huffman (812) 205-6781

3-4 November, 20178th 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, 2017Mystery 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

11-12 November, 201723rd Annual Fall Harvest Festival of Dulcimers Costa Mesa, CA

23rd Annual Fall Harvest Festival of Dulcimers

11-12 November, 2017

Details

Festival for both mountain and hammered dulcimers plus other acoustic instruments, presented by Southern California Dulcimer Heritage. Workshops, jamming and concerts, this year featuring Ruth & Steve Smith (hammered dulcimer + more) and Heidi Muller & Bob Webb (fretted dulcimer + more) and many others, teaching workshops for ALL levels of dulcimer playing plus other instruments (below). There is a festival motel with group rates for visitors and other options as well.

Times/hours/schedule: 8 AM to 8 PM Saturday + small group 'focus' workshops Sunday morning

Cost: Ticket types vary. See web site (below) once prices are posted.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.scdh.org/SCDH/Welcome.html
Contact: Bobbi Adler
Call: 714-534-2855
Email: arnmiraadler [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Venue Information

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States

Directions: This is in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles.
From I-405 go south on Fairview Road for under a mile. Church is on left.
(From south bound 405 - to San Diego - south on Fairview = right turn.
From north bound 405 - to Los Angeles - south on Fairview = left turn.)

Other comments: Workshops by the featured performers and many others at all skill levels of hammered and fretted dulcimers, plus selected workshops in other folk instruments, this year including ukulele, guitar, bowed psaltery and more. Open jamming all day - all acoustic instruments welcome!

Lunch hour concert (TBA) is free. Evening concert, 6 - 8 PM, with the featured performers is ticketed. On Sunday morning, 11/12, there will also be small group 'focus' workshops with the featured performers - a chance to really pick their brains!

2-3 February, 2018Colorado Dulcimer Festival Littleton, CO

Colorado Dulcimer Festival

2-3 February, 2018

Details

A fun educational festival with workshops from absolute beginner to advanced in Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer, with jam sessions, a great "band scramble" to learn to play together, and this year a special Contra dance opportunity. You can dance, play in the band or just listen and watch! No previous experience needed! Our out of town guest teachers are Tim Yoder (of youtube fame with "everybody wants to rule the world") teaching HD and the multitalented Kim McKee teaching MD and other instruements and her partner Ken Willson. Our local teachers are Tina Gugeler, Malacha Hall and Judy Jones. We have relocated to Littleton Colorado to be more central for all our participants! We have 2 concerts, a different one each night featuring our teachers/performers. Meals are provided (must register/pay for these at time of online registration)
SOME PREFESTIVAL WORKSHOPS OPTIONAL ON THURSDAY!

Times/hours/schedule: PREFEST WORKSHOPS ON 02-01-2018 1-4 PM, WITH FESTIVAL SETUP AND PREFEST JAM THAT EVENING

FRI, 2-02-2018, 8 AM TO 11 PM (IF YOU STAY FOR EVENING JAM)
SAT 2-03-2018 8 AM TO 9 PM (OR END OF CONCERT)

Cost: Early bird (9/1/18-12/15/18)-$110
Advance (12/16/18-1/29/18) $130
At the door $140
1 day only $70, 1 workshop only $40
Meals Lunch $9, Dinner $14
Extra concert tickets $15
Note-please check back as these prices may change once we have registration set up on Sept 1st
SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

Getting more information

Website: http://www.coloradodulcimerfestival.com
Call: none sorry
Email: info [at] coloradodulcimerfestival [dot] com

Venue Information

St James Presbyterian Church 3601 W. Bellview Ave,
Littleton, CO 80123
United States

Directions: Please see website

1-7 April, 2018The 15th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Spring Week for Intermediate/Advanced Players Sandbridge, VA

The 15th Annual Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer Retreat - Spring Week for Intermediate/Advanced Players

1-7 April, 2018

Details

For the last thirteen years, I have conducted four weeklong workshops for intermediate and advanced players in Sandbridge, VA with three weeks in the fall and one in the spring. In 2016, 75 players plus 18 spouses/guests attended from 25 states. Our houses are large ocean front beautiful beach houses! There is no moving your instrument and all food is included (with a chef). All you have to do is get there!

These are intensive workshops in a wonderfully relaxed and supportive environment. It is all about developing a community of players. Expect a minimum of approximately 5-6 hours of daily group instruction as well as informal individual instruction. Evenings include special sessions as well as jamming which is sometimes “structured” and sometimes informal. Additional special sessions include a Wednesday evening “coffeehouse” featuring student performances (100% optional participant) and a “beautiful tunes” jam on Friday. And fiddle lessons!

Topics include arranging, accompaniment, technique, ear training, jamming skills, developing of listening skills, application of chord theory, improvisation and much more
Written music for all versions of the pieces.
Comprehensive summary video (DVD and private youtube links)
Chef prepared dinners
Swim in the ocean which is just a stumble outside our door
Dolphins & pelicans and other creatures!
Lots of fun & games like foosball, ladder toss, pool, hot tub, bocce ball on the beach
Airport pickup and drop off
Instruments provided
Private lodging
Lots of jamming

The Spring week is be a mixed level group of intermediate through advanced players – comparable to the fall week #2 in terms of pace. The fall first week will accommodate mostly an intermediate level while fall week #2 is geared more toward a mix of strong intermediate and advanced level players while the last week is designed primarily for advanced players. However, there is usually a mix of levels at each week. Enrollment is limited to 18-20 participants per week (but is sometimes less, depending on the week). Spouses/guests are welcome for an additional fee.

Times/hours/schedule: All day

Cost: $925 shared room
$1075 private room
Includes food, lodging & workshop

Getting more information

Website: http://www.sandbridgedulcimer.com
Contact: Kenneth Kolodner
Call: 4107468387
Email: kenkolodner [at] aol [dot] com

Venue Information

3556 Sandfiddler Rd
Sandbridge, VA 23456
United States

Other comments: SPRING WEEK! April 2-8, 2018 (Intermediate/Advanced)

11-14 April, 2018MENUCHA DULCIMER FESTIVAL (formerly Columbia Gorge Dulcimer Festival) Corbett, OR

MENUCHA DULCIMER FESTIVAL (formerly Columbia Gorge Dulcimer Festival)

11-14 April, 2018

Details

Our 9th annual mountain dulcimer festival - 4 days of making beautiful music April 11-14 in Oregon's spectacular Columbia River Gorge!
Instructors: Aaron O'Rourke, Karen Mueller and Janita Baker.
Menucha offers delicious homemade meals with fresh bread daily, comfortable accommodations and spectacular views.

Cost: Every participant pays a program fee and for meals. The total cost will vary depending on the type of lodging chosen. Options are private, semi-private, community or commuter. See website for complete details on cost.

Getting more information

Website: https://menucha.org/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-i...