Heartstrings dulcimer group played Christmas music at the main house of Bellegrove National Historic Park in Middletown on Dec. 30, 2022, as part of the Holiday and New Year festivities. Continue reading Heartstrings at Belle Grove
for and from our Dulcimer Club, as we mark the passage of time with an ending and a beginning. For all of us, we end this year and this decade with major changes in our dulcimer club, both in how we function and in how we are formed in the new year. Rather than “monthly jam sessions,” which has been one of our hallmark for … Continue reading Season’s Greetings!
ZOOM Play Through Tuesday, December 13 Get out your Joe Collins’ Christmas Books and play through seasonal songs together by Zoom, at Joe Collins’ free “Christmas Play Through”. It’s a great way to practice with others and enjoy the seasonal tunes! Continue reading Joe Collins’ Christmas Zoom Invitation
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!
Going, going, almost gone! Just a few dulcimer-related items are left for sale by BRMDP Club members, as some lucky folks have gotten some very good deals! Our “for sale” list now includes a unique dulcimer stand and a 1966 Folkcraft Dulcimer for $ 300. It seems dulcimer players ALWAYS are in the market for a new dulcimer! Check out the buys from club members … Continue reading Dulcimer Items For Sale
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
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
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
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
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