We are thankful!

We were appreciative of the lovely Oasis space in the Bridgewater Retirement Village that we were able to use for our Fall Club picnic gathering. In turn, the BRC Foundation Board was thankful for our gift in honor of Rhonda Collins and Marlene Shumaker, who assisted us in reserving the Oasis, and in arranging for our gatherings all year long! Most of all, we are … Continue reading We are thankful!

Our September Picnic

The Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players Club held not only its annual picnic at Bridgewater’s Oasis Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 17, but also celebrated it tenth year in existence!!!Founding members were remembered and honored:Dinah Ansley, Tom and Jan Scanlan, Bill and Arna Zulauf, Louisa and Bill Painter, Elaine Goss, Mary Louise Fisher, Patricia Cash, Shannon Tate, and Carol Ralston. A motion was passed unanimously by … Continue reading Our September Picnic

Our August Gathering

The theme for the August Gathering for the Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Club was “BRING A TUNE”. And folks did. We experimented with a somewhat haunting tune, LONE WILD BIRD in the key of G while tuned to DAD, tabbed out by Dinah. Some folks picked the melody—others tried brushing and light strumming. Phyllis Gaskins announced the publication of her latest Dulcimer Book, which she … Continue reading Our August Gathering

QuaranTUNE 8.0

QDF 8.0 October 6-9, 2022 Get ready! QuaranTUNE 8.0 is October 6-9, 2022, join us for workshops, concerts, vending, and more. Everything is 100% online. No travel necessary! Workshop registration opens Sunday, August 28th @ 4pm Eastern Time Learn about the QuaranTUNE 8.0 instructor line-up!Nearly 70 top-notch performers and instructors are currently planning their workshop offerings for this online event in October, including several brand NEW … Continue reading QuaranTUNE 8.0

In-Person Workshops

Two opportunities for IN-PERSON Workshops have been offered to our club members by the Roanoke Valley Dulcimer Club. If you have been waiting eagerly for in-person classes, this is a great opportunity at a very reasonable price. Sam Edelston Workshops & Concert Sunday, July 24, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Innovative Sam Edelston, will present workshops followed with a concert at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 4720 Jubal … Continue reading In-Person Workshops

Our June Gathering

Following our “theme a month,” we observed JUNETEENTH.We tried new tunes. Becky led us line by line in Steal Away.  Most folks got the rhythm. And we also played Jacob’s Ladder. Dinah led us in “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand,” by singing it before we played it.That worked. Lori reminded us of Marion Anderson performing this Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 7, … Continue reading Our June Gathering