NOTE: Our next jam is October 16, 1:30 – 3:30 pm in Shelter 1. We had hoped to meet in the Augusta County Library in Weyers Cave for our fall meetings. It is an accessible meeting room, with no stairs, convenient restrooms and near-to-the-door by parking. However, they are not currently scheduling group meetings due to the Covid status. Thanks for your support of our … Continue reading Join Us At Our Next Jam
Southern California Dulcimer Heritage (SCDH) presents our 27th annual / 2nd virtual Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, Friday night – Sunday, September 24 – 26, 2021, Pacific Time. Continue reading Virtual Harvest Festival of Dulcimers
Have you every dreamed of playing ON STAGE at Grand Ole Opry? You and your dulcimer can make that dream come true! Register soon to reserve your spot, if interested! Continue reading YOU can play at Grand Ole Opry!
Three summertime THIRD SATURDAY jams are scheduled, outdoors at Oakdale Park in Bridgewater. The June 19 gathering will be at Shelter #3 from 1 pm – 3 pm. Bring a chair to sit and play in, your dulcimer and jam book. We hope for good weather – check our website, Facebook page or your email if the weather is questionable that morning. The July 17 … Continue reading Let’s Gather to Play!
Some of our club members have been invited to play at Holy Cross Episcopal Church near Batesville. These old hymn favorites were played for the worship on Sunday, February 21. Be Thou My Vision: https://youtu.be/IdJNhGXoX9Q Jesus Loves Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6UEQIS_HOA&feature=youtu.be He Leadeth me: https://youtu.be/dhoSzviw9DQ Go in Peace: https://youtu.be/AWAPgx1V1os Continue reading More from Sunday Mornings
2021 – WE GIVE THANKS 2020- –the most challenging year in the collective memory for many of us. 2020—a year bookmarked by the passing of two Mountain Dulcimer Legends…Madeline (Maddie) MacNeil, March, 2020; Ralph Lee Smith, December, 2020. Today is January 01, 2021. Today we in the dulcimer world give thanks and recall the blessings we received from Ralph Lee and Maddie. … Continue reading In Memory – 2020
QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival – Feb. 5 – 7, 2021 Joe Collins Online Christmas Workshops Virtual WorkshopsOnly a few slots are still open in Joe Collin’s virtual workshops this December. Class size is limited to 25. Please click on any of the titles below to find out more information, and sign up soon before the slots are gone! Wednesday, December 2 (4 – 5:15 pm Eastern) “A … Continue reading Online Opportunities
In Memory of TOM SCANLAN, DULCIMER MAN by Dinah Ansley on behalf of the Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players Club One day, about 15 years ago, two people took note of an instrument they heard played on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The moment changed mountain dulcimer history in Central Virginia and beyond. With extraordinary dedication and enthusiasm, Tom and Jan Scanlan became this area’s strongest … Continue reading In Memory of Tom Scanlan
August 31, 2020: Our hearts were heavy this morning to learn of the passing of our dear dulcimer friend, Tom Scanlan. Our thoughts are with his wife, Jan, and their family. See our tribute on Facebook: Continue reading Remembering Tom Scanlan
We are saddened to hear of Madeline MacNeil’s passing. She is known as the “Mother of Modern Day Dulcimer” and shaped her career around playing dulcimer and accompanied by her lovely clear voice.Maddie was the founder and original publisher of DULCIMER PLAYER NEWS, a position she held for almost three decades. In the early years, the publication was assembled and mailed from her dining room … Continue reading Remembering Madeline MacNeil