Dec. 15 Holiday Concert Photos


Check out some photos of our 2018 Holiday Concert – it looks like everyone had a great time!  

Aeolian Voices
Dulce
Sweet Stings Sisters
Finger Picking Voices

Thanks to Gene Bowlen for  running sound. 

We ended with the Sing-A-Long, doing THREE TUNES; JINGLE BELLS, JOY TO THE WORLD, AND WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS, with more than 25 dulcimers playing!

Sing-a-long

Sing-a-long


Sing-a-long
How can we thank Jan Scanlan for her years of leading us at jams? Here’s a token, Jan!



Thanks to friends and family for helping us to celebrate this holiday season with music!

Galax Dulcimer

Galax Dulcimer/Melton Family Tradition – “Galax Style” is the term given to cover a type of dulcimer and a style of playing from the southwestern area of the state of Virginia, in particular the playing of one family in and around the area of Galax – the Meltons.  This dulcimer style dates back to the mid-1800s and is one of the oldest in the history of mountain dulcimers predating the dulcimer revival which started around the 1960s.
On October 30, 2018, Bridgewater resident Phyllis Gaskins shared her story of how she fell in love with the Galax Style dulcimer, and how it became her passion  to preserve and share this style of music for generations to come.  Phyllis brought her collection of Galax dulcimers,  and presented a slide show of history, and making of the instrument.
Phyllis' group
Phyllis  is the ultimate authority on Galax duclimers and their history, though that is nothing that she set out to do! So our club experienced a unique opportunity to learn first hand from the acknowledged expert! 
 

 
Phyllis' Collection