August 4, 2018 Workshop with Joe Collins

 

Our Joe Collins Dulcimer Workshop
Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players (BRMDP)

 

DOWNLOAD THE August 4 2018 Registration HERE

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Joe Collins Workshops at 10, 12:45 and 2:30 for Novice to Advanced players

With a special class offering on Friday, August 3 for Advanced Players only, 3:30 – 5 pm

Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church

30 Tinkling Spring Dr., Fishersville, VA 22939

Map and directions are available here.

DOWNLOAD THE August 4 2018 Registration HERE

The Joe Collins workshops and the concert will be held in the Tinkling Springs  Fellowship Hall.

Directions: Map and directions are available here

6:00 pm – Evening Concert by Joe Collins – Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church

The public is invited, so bring friends and enjoy a musical treat. Free will offering.

We look forward to welcoming Joe for a day-long workshop in our area, and to a fantastic evening concert on August 4, 2018!

Joe Collins was winner of the National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in 2007 in Winfield, KS, in addition to numerous other awards! Over the past twenty years, he has had the opportunity to teach and play in festivals from California to the east coast, from Florida to Vermont, and a lot of places in between.   His performances are sprinkled with a lot of humor and some excellent mountain dulcimer playing – sure to bring a smile to audiences of all ages.

Beginner Dulcimer Workshops Offered

 Saturday, August 4, 2018

Introduction to the Mountain Dulcimer Workshops for Beginners, offered by Dinah Ansley

Download the August 4 2018 Registration

These August 4, 2018  workshops for beginners are open to beginners, including those who are NOT club members and those who have never played before.  If you need a “loaner” dulcimer, please indicate that on your registration form.

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Sunday Afternoons at Humpback Rock

We hope you can come join us in a jam at the Humpback Rock Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Club members will be playing from 2 – 4 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of  June, July, August, and September.  If the weather is agreeable, October, too!  It’s always a fun way to spend time with the dulcimer community and to share our music with visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway!

Bring your own chair – sometimes we play on the porch of the Joe Clark cabin right down the path, and sometimes we play on the platform under the big tree.

On the Porch Humpback 2015

Join Us At Our Next Jam

The  next THIRD Saturday jam will be held July 21, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm in the Augusta County Library in Fishersville,  in the basement meeting room.  We hope to see you then!

Note:  We have purchased several club copies of our new “jam books” by Dave Haas.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please let one of the officers know.   There will be some available at the jam.  Bring any tab from our Dave Haas workshop if you wish to play some of those!
Note: In the event of inclement weather, PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE for a notification of cancellation.

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NO AUGUST FIRST SATURDAY JAM:  Our August First Saturday jam is being replaced by a dual set of workshops:  Joe Collins for Novice through Advanced players, and Dinah Ansley Designed for the “Not-Yet” “Just Barely” and “Need to Review” Beginner.  This is taking place on August 4, 2018 from 10  am – 4 pm at the Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church in Fishersville.    We hope to see you there! Registration will be sent to members and will be available on our website also.

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Occaisionally, summer jams are held at the OASIS PAVILION – NEAR Maple Terrace, Bridgewater Retirement Village, on August 5, 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  The address is 105 East Rainbow Drive, and it is just behind the corner from Maple Terrace, in the Bridgewater Retirement Community.  Parking is available beside the pavilion.  We hope to use this location again in the future when it is available.

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Our next First Saturday jam will be September 1,  2018 from 2 – 4 pm in the Shenandoah Room at Maple Terrace in the Bridgewater Retirement Community.    We hope to see you there!

Note:  We have purchased several club copies of our new “jam books” by Dave Haas.  If you are interested in purchasing one, please let one of the officers know.   Bring any tab from our Dave Haas workshop if you wish to play some of those!

Summer First Saturday Jams MAY be relocated to the Oasis, just for fun, for sharing and for being in an outdoor venue.  This always depends on the availability of the Oasis Shelter in the Bridgewater Retirement Village, as well as weather!  If the location is changed from the Shenandoah Room, members will be notified via email.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE for a notification of cancellation.

2018 Jam and Program Schedule

June 2, 2018 – First Saturday Jam in Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Maple Terrace (or possibly in Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Oasis Shelter, near Maple Terrace, depending on availability at the time).

June 16, 2018 – Third Saturday Jam in the Augusta County Library in Fishersville

July 7, 2018 – First Saturday Jam in Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Maple Terrace

July 21, 2018 – Third Saturday Jam in the Augusta County Library in Fishersville

August 4, 2018 – Workshop (all day) with guest leader Joe Collins, tentative location, Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in Fishersville.

August 4, 2018 – First Saturday Jam in Bridgewater is CANCELLED due to our scheduled workshop with Joe Collins.

August 18, 2018 Third Saturday Jam in the Augusta County Library in Fishersville

August 25, 2018 – Sing Me High – (tentative – small groups playing on the porch of the log house – times TBA)

September 1, 2018 First Saturday Jam in Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Maple Terrace  (Note:  occasionally this jam is cancelled since it is on Labor Day weekend. Please check our Join Us At Our Next Jam page for the most up-to-date info.)

September 15, 2018 – Third Saturday Jam will be part of our Annual Picnic at the Grand Caverns Regional Park.  We will NOT meet at the Fishersville Library, but instead will hold our jam immediately after our picnic.  Families, friends, and significant others are welcome! Bring a dish to two to share.  Drinks, plates and plastic ware will be provided.

October 6, 2018 – First Saturday Jam in Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Maple Terrace

October 20, 2018 – Third Saturday Jam in the Augusta County Library in Fishersville

November 3, 2018 – First Saturday Jam in Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Maple Terrace

November 17, 2018 – Third Saturday Jam in the Augusta County Library in Fishersville

December 1, 2018 – First Saturday Jam in Bridgewater Retirement Community’s Maple Terrace

December 15, 2018 – Annual Holiday Concert and Sharing – location and time TBA

 

 

Photos from our Dec. 16 Concert

Enjoy these photos and audio clips of our December 16 Holiday Concert at the Fishersville Library!

 

Cville Group

This is a sound clip from the concert:

Members of the BRMDP Club shared seasonal music at the Augusta County Public Library in Fishersville  on December 16, 2017.

A HOLIDAY TREAT
featuring
MANY VOICES OF THE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER
concluding with a SING-A-LONG
presented by the BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PLAYERS

Those sharing music included:

SWEET STRING SISTERS – from the Waynesboro area
DULCE, CHARLOTTESVILLE DULCIMER CIRCLE – from the Charlottesville area
MARYLOUISE’S FINGERPICKING GROUP – primarily the Shenandoah Valley from Bridgewater to Greenville
PARICIA AND SHANNON DUO
DINAH’S BRIDGEWATER GROUP – this will be the “sing-a-long” group and last group to perform before a final invitation for all dulcimers players to join in playing/singing WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Bill Collin’s Thank You

Bill Collins has shared a very special Thank You note with the Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players – a song dedicated to our club, and named for the club president!

Download “The Lineweaver Jig” by Bill Collins (version 3!) and bring it to the next jam!

He wrote “Thanks for providing a terrific venue, collated copies of handouts, and more than generous remuneration for my workshops and concert work.  I cannot overstate how much I appreciate the warmth of my reception.

You have a wonderful group of club members; I so enjoyed getting reacquainted with folks I had encountered at various Crooked Roads and meeting other members for the first time.  Each and every one made this a very special event for me.”
Bill wrote this jig upon his return home, using a teaching technique of David Schnaufer’s.  Take a look at the first two measures to see if YOU can figure out the origin of this tune!  Download “The Lineweaver Jig” by Bill Collins.Download “The Lineweaver Jig” by Bill Collins (version 2!)