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Date Name Location
20 September to 25 October, 2017Beginning Mountain Dulcimer Upper Arlington, OH

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer

20 September to 25 October, 2017

Details

Through simple folk songs and fiddle tunes, you are introduced to dulcimer playing techniques. The ability to read music is not required as all songs are in tablature as well as notation. In keeping with Andy's signature style, group instruction is fun, slow-paced and user-friendly. Rentals are available through the instructor. Bring a recording device if you have one. Music packet is provided.

Times/hours/schedule: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30PM

Cost: Upper Arlington residents--$70
non-residents--$77

Getting more information

Website: https://parks.uaoh.net
Contact: Deb Mosely
Call: 614-583-5331
Email: dulcimerman26 [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

1945 Ridgeview Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
United States

Directions: Call 614-583-5333 for directions

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)

29-30 September, 2017Great American Dulcimer Convention Pineville, KY

Great American Dulcimer Convention

29-30 September, 2017

Details

A small, friendly festival for lovers of mountain and hammered dulcimer music, with performances, morning classes, afternoon workshops. 2017's artists: Dan Landrum, Sue Carpenter, Anne & Rob Lough, Sue Massek, Alan Darveaux with Slight Departure and host Anne MacFie.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday (09/29) 8 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturday (09/30) 10 am to 10:30 pm

Cost: $10 for each evening concert, daytime events free admission

Getting more information

Website: http://americandulcimerconvention.com
Contact: Anne MacFie festival director
Call: 606 663 2800
Email: gentleannie [at] att [dot] net

Venue Information

Pine Mountain State Park
Pineville, KY 40977
United States

Directions: Pine Mountain State Park is in the SE corner of Kentucky, about "14 miles to the Cumberland Gap." From US 25E just south of Pineville, KY, turn west on 190 and follow signs to the state park.

Other comments: See Great American Dulcimer Convention page on Facebook until our official website is updated.

For information about lodging and weekend package prices contact Pine Mountain State Park, 1050 State Park Road, Pineville, KY 40977 or phone 606 337 3066.

30 September, 2017The Dulcimores of South Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Workshop Blythewood, SC

The Dulcimores of South Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Workshop

30 September, 2017

Details

Workshop for the mountain dulcimer sponsored by The Dulcimores of SC featuring Joe Collins as special guest instructor and performer. Classes will be held for intermediate/advanced, novice, and beginner players, followed by a free concert featuring Joe Collins.

Times/hours/schedule: Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Classes: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with concert following

Cost: $45 in advance; $50 at the door. To register, complete the registration form on our website and follow the directions to send payment.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.dulcimores.com
Contact: Betsy Hunnicutt (803-960-3918) or Loretta McMahon (803-429-1319)
Email: dulcimerheart [at] aol [dot] com

Venue Information

Trinity United Methodist Church, 155 Blythewood Rd
Blythewood, SC 29016
United States

Directions: Trinity United Methodist Church is located north of Columbia, SC in the town of Blythewood. Take I 77N, Exit 27 Blythewood Rd, turn right and go about 1/2 mile east. At the light at Wendy's, you will see the church on the left and the parking lot right beside the church.

Other comments: There will be snacks before classes begin and during the breaks. Lunch is on your own. Restaurants nearby include Wendy's, KFC, Waffle House, Bojangles, McDonald's, Subway, and Hardees.

30 September, 2017Tull Glazener Mountain Dulcimer Workshop Williamsport, IN

Tull Glazener Mountain Dulcimer Workshop

30 September, 2017

Details

A Mountain Dulcimer workshop by Tull Glazener offering 3 classes for all levels.
Bring a sack lunch, beverages and snacks will be furnished.
This event will be at the Warren County Learning Center

Times/hours/schedule: 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M

Cost: $20.00 for one class, $40.00 for two classes.
$50.00 for all three.
Pay at the door
Please make checks payable to Tull Glazener.

Getting more information

Contact: Julia Poor
Call: 765-585-7572-
Email: poverty1.2 [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

Warren County Learning Center, 28 E. 2nd Street
Williamsport, IN
United States

Directions: Williamsport is located on St. Rd. 28, on the western edge of Indiana. It is about 30 minutes east of Danville, IL and 30 minutes west of Lafayette, IN.

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!

5-7 January, 2018KENTUCKY MUSIC WINTER WEEKEND Louisville, KY

KENTUCKY MUSIC WINTER WEEKEND

5-7 January, 2018

Details

KENTUCKY MUSIC WINTER WEEKEND will help to chase away those winter blues with classes, concerts, open stage opportunities, vending, our Dulcimer Doctor, Sunday morning hymn sing, GREAT JAMS at every level and so much more!
All levels of instruction from beginning to advanced will be taught during each class time for the entire weekend.
Instructors this year include some of the best in the country: MOUNTAIN DULCIMER - Jessica Comeau, Bing Futch, Gary Gallier, Dave Haas, Anne MacFie, Gary Sager and Stephen Seifert; HAMMERED DULCIMER - Martha Richard, Ruth Smith, Rick Thum, Mark Alan Wade; UKULELE & BANJO - Steve Smith.
All activities will be held in one location - the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Louisville, Kentucky. You must say you are with Kentucky Music Winter Dulcimer Weekend when you call to make your reservation in order to receive the reduced room rate and up to two free breakfast tickets per day. Call the Ramada Plaza at 502-491-4830.
Please visit our web site for detailed class descriptions, instructor bios, full schedule of events, and more! Hope you can join us for this fun weekend!
www.kentuckymusicwinterweekend.com.

Times/hours/schedule: Festival Check in Friday afternoon, January 5, begins at 5:00 PM and runs until 7:30 PM. (Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 PM)
6:15 PM - Orientation for those new to KMWW
7:45 - 9:00 PM - Class One, Part One
9:30 PM - Welcome Party & Jam!
Saturday, January 6
7:30 - 8:30 AM - Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM - Class One, Part Two (same instructor as Part One)
10:45 AM - Class Two, Part One (new instructor)
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch, vending open, jam opportunity!
1:30 PM - Class Two, Part Two (same instructor as Part One)
3:00 PM - Class Three, Part One (new instructor)
4:30 PM - Open Stage
5:30 PM - Supper Break
7:30 PM - Instructor Concert
9:30 PM - Jams!
Sunday, January 8
7:30 AM - Breakfast Buffet
9:30 AM - Gospel Jam and Hymn Sing
10:45 AM - Class Three, Part Two (same instructor as Part One)
12:00 PM - Lunch Break, Visit the Vendors, Final Jam!
1:30 PM - Class Four (new instructor - one time class)
3:00 PM - Festival Ends

Cost: Festival cost is the same as last two years - $139.00 and includes all classes and activities.
Non-participant partners are free when accompanied by paying participant.
Room costs are also the same at $72.00 plus tax per night.
Food costs are $55.00 total for Saturday's lunch and supper and Sunday's lunch. Price includes drink, dessert, taxes and tips!
Food details can be found on our web site.

Getting more information

Website: http://www.kentuckymusicwinterweekend.com
Contact: Nancy Barker
Call: 502 388 2011 (note new number)
Email: info [at] kentuckymusicweek [dot] com

Venue Information

Ramada Plaza & Conference Center; 9700 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299
United States

Directions: Please see our web site for detailed directions and location map.

Other comments: Kentucky Music Winter Weekend offers you our Winter Weather Guarantee! If you need to cancel due to illness or bad weather your money is saved for future KMW or KMWW events! Although we do not offer refunds your money is not lost! You can even transfer these funds to another person.
Rental mountain dulcimers and hammered dulcimers are available for a small fee for the weekend!
If you want a room mate, please join the Kentucky Music Week facebook page and post your request there. We've had great luck finding room mates! You can always email - info [at] kentuckymusicweek [dot] com and we'll try to help!

The Ramada Plaza offers us large, spacious class rooms, great jam areas and concert area! Although the Conference Center is in a different building than the hotel rooms, they are just a few steps apart. Once you park for the event you won't need to move your car!
The chef at the Ramada is the same as last year and does a wonderful job! Everyone raved about the food and it's always fresh and delicious!
If you have any questions, please email us at info [at] kentuckymusicweek [dot] com.

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

9-10 February, 2018Central Florida Dulcimer and Autoharp Festival Mount Dora, FL

Central Florida Dulcimer and Autoharp Festival

9-10 February, 2018

Details

workshops for MD, HD, Autoharp and Bowed Psaltery. Friday and Saturday Concerts for all. Public invited.
Food available for pre-order

Times/hours/schedule: Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Concert at 7:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am 5:00 pm - Concert at 7:00 pm

Cost: Registration - $90.00 includes concert tickets
Concert only $10.00
Food - pre-order only

Getting more information

Website: http://n/a
Contact: Ruth Harnden
Call: 352-735-4907
Email: dulcirah [at] msn [dot] com

Venue Information

1000E 1st Ave First Baptist Church of Mount Dora
Mount Dora, FL 32757
United States

Directions: Rte 441 to Mount Dora exit. Take right at end of exit. Church is at the traffic light

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...

30 April to 6 May, 2018Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival McCalla, AL

Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

30 April to 6 May, 2018

Details

45th Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival which will be held April 29 – May 6, 2018. Gazebo performances will be on Friday May 4th, and Classes and open stage will be on Saturday May 5th. Prior to the Friday and Saturday events, there is informal jamming in the campground all week leading up to the festiva.

Times/hours/schedule: April 29 – May 4 Informal jams at campsites and at SADA host site and later in the week, schoolhouse jams Monday – Thursday nights.

May 3, Thursday TBA PM Ice cream and dessert social
May 4, Friday 9:30 AM Informal playing and singing by members and guests at the Gazebo next to the Country Store. Vendors open for sales all day.
May 4, Friday 5:30PM Pot Luck Supper. Bring a dish to share & the Host Club will provide the rest. Jamming afterwards!
May 5, Saturday 9AM-5 PM Hospitality tent open – Information and signup for Open stage. Vendors open for sales near Gazebo or Kiwanis Pavilion.
May 5, Saturday 9AM-Noon Lessons in mountain and hammered dulcimer & psaltery. Those attending lessons should join club. See Gazebo and Lesson Schedule.
May 5, Saturday 11:15 – 12:30 Hot dog lunch at the Event Center – Free for club members
May 5, Saturday 1 PM Open Stage at the Kiwanis Pavilion, drawing for dulcimer at end of program. School.
May 6, Sunday 9 AM Church service held in Cane Creek School House

Cost: Park entrance fee for Tannehill State Park
Attendance at festival is free. To participate in classes, open stage, gazebo performances or lunch a club membership is required, which is $20.00 per family.

Getting more information

Website: https://sdulcimer.wordpress.com/45th-annual-southern-appalachian-dulcimer-festiv...
Contact: Dawn Wilson
Call: 205 516-2854
Email: halfpintwil [at] gmail [dot] com

Venue Information

12632 Confederate Parkway,
McCalla, AL 35111
United States

Directions: Tannehill is located off Interstate 59, 12 miles southwest of Bessemer, less than 30 minutes from downtown Birmingham. Take I-59/20 to Exit 100 and follow the signs (appoximately 2 miles) or you can take I-459 to Exit 1 and follow signs (approximately 7 miles).

6-11 May, 20186th Annual Spring Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp Asheville, NC

6th Annual Spring Hammered Dulcimer Chord Camp

6-11 May, 2018

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. Intensive 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

13-18 May, 2018Hammered Dulcimer Arranging Camp Asheville, NC

Hammered Dulcimer Arranging Camp

13-18 May, 2018

Details

Building on the use of chords for arranging from HD Chord Camp, this session focuses on the use of various techniques and embellishments to turn your favorite fast and slower tunes on the hammered dulcimer into polished performance pieces.

This will be a very small-group session to insure a lot of personal coaching, with time and space for you to develop and practice your arrangements.

Times/hours/schedule: 9:00 - 4:30 each weekday

Cost: Approx. $1300 for the week including meals and lodging. See the 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: Will be provided when enrolled.

1-3 June, 2018Maryland Folk Musician's Retreat Centreville, MD

Maryland Folk Musician's Retreat

1-3 June, 2018

Details

Workshops on mountain dulcimer and other folk instruments

Times/hours/schedule: Noon Friday through Noon Sunday

Cost: Several affordable choices for any budget including camping, hostel style bunk house and a luxurious retreat center.

Getting more information

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

Venue Information

401 Jack Elliot Way
Centreville, MD 21617
United States

Other comments: Located on the grounds of Camp Pecometh by the Charles river. Plenty of space for jamming, relaxing and socializing.

8-10 June, 2018Mystery of Modes Workshop-Boston! AUBURNDALE, MA

Mystery of Modes Workshop-Boston!

8-10 June, 2018

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. 10 CEUs available for therapeutic musicians.

Times/hours/schedule: Friday 6/8/18 6:30 pm-Sunday 6/10/18 noon

Cost: RESIDENTIAL (Fri/Sat nights lodging, Fri dinner, Sat lunch, 2 breakfasts and all classes), $425 if registered by 3/1/18, $475 after that date.
COMMUTER (includes classes, Fri dinner and Sat lunch)
$300 if registered by 3/1/18, $350 after that date.
CEUs and private room, extra fee. See website for more details.

Getting more information

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

Venue Information

The Walker Center, 144 HANCOCK ST
AUBURNDALE, MA 20466
United States

Directions: https://www.karenashbrook.com/documents/WalkerCenterTravelInfo.pdf

Other comments: Visit the main Mystery of Modes page for a description, testimonials and general information about the workshop. https://www.karenashbrook.com/lessons/mystery.html

1-7 July, 2018Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas Joseph, OR

Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas

1-7 July, 2018

Details

Our 8th annual adult dulcimer camp is held at Wallowa Lake, near the town of Joseph at the foot of the 9500' Wallowa Mountains in northeast Oregon. Instructors include: Rob Brereton (intermediate, advanced), Thomasina Levy (advanced beginner, intermediate), Sarah Kate Morgan (advanced beginner, advanced), and Bob Webb (beginners). There are classes for every level. Meals and lodging are available at camp, as well as in the area nearby. Hosted by Heidi Muller and Bob Webb.

Times/hours/schedule: Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 3:00 pm Registration
Daily intensive classes 8:45 - 11:30 am, and afternoon electives
Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 11:00 am Checkout

Cost: 2017 student registration $320-350; will be updated for 2018
Lodging and meals extra

Getting more information

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

Venue Information

Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
United States

Directions: I-84 east or west, exit at La Grande, OR, then Hwy 82 to Wallowa Lake. Details will be provided to registrants.

Other comments: Lodging includes cabins, tent camping, a few RV spots without hookups, and a women's dormitory-style bunkhouse. Lodging nearby includes Eagle Cap Chalets, RV Park at the River, Flying Arrow Resort cabins, Wallowa Lake Lodge, Wallowa Lake State Park, Indian Lodge Motel in Joseph.

7 July, 2018Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas Joseph, OR

Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas

7 July, 2018

Details

Our 8th annual adult dulcimer camp is held at Wallowa Lake, near the town of Joseph at the foot of the 9500' Wallowa Mountains in northeast Oregon. Instructors include: Rob Brereton (intermediate, advanced), Thomasina Levy (advanced beginner, intermediate), Sarah Kate Morgan (advanced beginner, advanced), and Bob Webb (beginners). There are classes for every level. Meals and lodging are available at camp, as well as in the area nearby. Hosted by Heidi Muller and Bob Webb.

Times/hours/schedule: Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Registration starts at 3:00 pm
Daily intensive classes 8:45 - 11:30 am, and afternoon electives
Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Check out by 11:00 am

Cost: 2017 price $320-350; will be updated for 2018
Lodging and meals extra

Getting more information

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

Venue Information

Wallowa Lake Hwy
Joseph, OR 97846
United States

Directions: I-84 east or west, exit at La Grande, OR, then Hwy 82 to Wallowa Lake. Details will be provided to registrants.

Other comments: Lodging includes cabins, tent camping, a few RV spots without hookups, and a women's dormitory-style bunkhouse. Lodging nearby includes Eagle Cap Chalets, RV Park at the River, Flying Arrow Resort cabins, Wallowa Lake Lodge, Wallowa Lake State Park, Indian Lodge Motel in Joseph.