Our interests lie in learning, promoting and supporting dulcimer activities for all skill levels of players, as well as education and information for the general public.
- We offer workshops staffed by nationally recognized dulcimer instructors.
- We sponsor monthly jams for both “seasoned” players and “newbie” players.
- We post information on dulcimer festivals and gatherings in Virginia & in nearby states.
- We play during the summer on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm (milepost 6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) on the Second and Fourth Sundays, 2 – 4 pm, Weather permitting
Our club loves to perform for others, and several smaller groups within our club are also available. Contact President Lori Lineweaver (email) if interested in scheduling dulcimer music for an event. Sweet String Sisters (Contact info here) are also available for performances.
Our September 22, 2018 Fall Picnic was re-schedule due to the weather brought on by Florence, but the following weekend, the floods had receded and we had a lovely time under the pavilion at Grand Caverns Park! The food, as usual, was a treat!
Club members played at Humpback Rocks Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway every 2nd and 4th Sunday in summer and fall of 2018, weather permitting.
For the third year, we had some club members participate in the Sing Me High Musical Festival at Valley Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center, on the porch of the Log House.
More than 20 players participated in Joe Collins August 4 Workshop, and 6 new players joined in learning about the dulcimer in Dinah Ansley’s Beginner Workshop. (We were negligent in getting a photo during the afternoon workshop – this was taken right before supper, so missed a number of players! Sorry!)
About 25 club members were able to participate in Dave Haas’ Workshops on May 19, 2018.
Eight club members provided the January 14, 2018 Vesper program at Lantz Chapel in Bridgewater Retirement Community, led by Fletcher Bingham.
Our 2016 Fall Picnic was held at Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes, and was an opportunity for sharing of good music, visiting and wonderful food! Thanks to all who participated the the”showcase”.
In 2016, summer Sunday afternoons found Club members strumming on the porch of Joe Clark’s Cabin at Humpback Rocks Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Group members played on the 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons from 2 -4 pm, in summer and early fall months.
Our 2015 Fall Club Dinner and Jam took place in Port Republic.
We were invited to play at the Royal Oaks Music Festival in July 2015, and enjoyed the afternoon there!
Club Members also play at area retirement and nursing homes, churches, Farmer’s Markets, hospitals, historic sites and numerous other venues.