Our Club – Out and About

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 this year.

Season’s Greetings!

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… Continue reading Season’s Greetings!

We are thankful!

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… Continue reading We are thankful!

Dulcimer Items For Sale

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… Continue reading Dulcimer Items For Sale

Our September Picnic

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… Continue reading Our September Picnic

Our August Gathering

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… Continue reading Our August Gathering

QuaranTUNE 8.0

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… Continue reading QuaranTUNE 8.0

In-Person Workshops

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… Continue reading In-Person Workshops