Sharing our music –

Throughout the year, many of our club members are actively sharing the beautiful sounds of this simple Appalachian instrument. At our last Annual Meeting, it was suggested that we share our music in places where others can hear and be introduced to the dulcimer, and it looks like members took that to heart! Here are just a FEW of the many places that club members have been playing in the past. During COVID times, we are hoping club members will share the music they are playing. If you have a recording, either audio or video, of you or your group, and would agree to having it shared on our webpage, please send it to blueridgedulcimer@comcast.net.

Songs from a Sunday

Several members of the “Pride of the Blue Ridge” played at Holy Cross recently, during a Sunday morning gathering. Here are some of the clips: Whispering Hope, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Going Home, September on the Mississippi by Larry Conger, and Southwind Continue reading Songs from a Sunday

Some Favorite Tunes

During this COVID-19 time when we have been missing playing together, meeting at jams, and enjoying the sweet sounds of our dulcimers in groups, we propose “sharing our music” in other ways! If you have a recording, either audio or video, of you or your group, and would agree to having it shared on our webpage, please send it to blueridgedulcimer@comcast.net. Shared here is September … Continue reading Some Favorite Tunes

“Dulce”

“Dulce” was formed in 2015 by a core group from the Charlottesville Women’s Choir and Sue Davis.  We now have seven women and may be joined by music therapist and dulcimer player Janice Stegall-Seibert. We meet on the last Tuesday afternoon of the month at clubhouse of Sharon Baiocco in Charlottesville for two hours of playing together.   Two of our players now have Blue … Continue reading “Dulce”

“Heartstrings”

Some of our northern-most club members are the “Heartstrings” Club members Vicky Germroth, Arna Zulauf, Irene Mertens, Ann Grisdale and Sally Walters gather to play as “Heartstrings”.  This year they played at the Greenfield Nursing Home in Strasburg in February, April and May. They took our Limberjack  (Jig Doll) and the residents loved it!  They also attended the Poconos Dulcimer Festival in Stroudsburg, PA in … Continue reading “Heartstrings”

“The Pride”

The Pride of the Blue Ridge – Blue Lions! Batesville Market, December 1, 2019 The Pride performed at the Batesville Market (read more here) the afternoon of December 1. It was a fun venue and lovely market! The Pride also will play at the Augusta County Library in Fishersville on December 11. Homecoming Sunday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church On September 15, 2019 in Batesville, … Continue reading “The Pride”

“Joyful Noise”

Christmas Carols at BRC, December 3, 2019 Harrisonburg Baptist Church 150th Year Anniversary Celebration On September 29, the Joyful Noise, the Tuesday Morning Maple Terrace dulcimer players, joined Wally Holthaus in celebrating the Harrisonburg Baptist Church’s 150th Anniversary. What a great service, fun day, and wonderful food! We played some multi-part hymns in the gazebo during the noon meal. Vespers at BRC’s Lantz Chapel August … Continue reading “Joyful Noise”

The Sweet Sounds of the Sweet Strings Sisters

The “Sweet Strings Sisters”, Debbie Campbell, Patricia Cash, Carole Ralston and Shannon Tate, were often heard playing this summer by the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway on 2nd and 4th Sundays of summer months. This year, Sisters of the Strings, Shannon Tate and Patricia Cash, have shared sweet music at the Homecoming Sunday at Love Church and also at Glovier Memorial … Continue reading The Sweet Sounds of the Sweet Strings Sisters

Summertime music at Humpback Rocks

Sunday strumming on the Blue Ridge Parkway Jan and Tom Scanlan, Patricia Cash, Shannon Tate, Debbie Campbell and Carole Ralston, along with other club members, played at Humpback Rocks, Milepost 6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, every 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoon of the summer months, June through September, weather permitting. Lots of visitors at the Visitor Center stop by to learn about the Appalachian … Continue reading Summertime music at Humpback Rocks