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.

Photo Courtesy of Ralph Lee Smith, used in July 16, 2019 connectionnewspapers.com

In Memory – 2020

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 … Continue reading In Memory – 2020

Online Opportunities

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 … Continue reading Online Opportunities

Join Us At Our Next Jam

NOTE: With fall weather upon us, the times of gathering outdoors in pleasant temperatures is past! Until we are able to meet safely indoors, our jams are “on hold”. Updates to our schedule will be announced here and via email to club members. NEXT JAM – TBD October 17, 2020 – 2 – 4 pm … Continue reading Join Us At Our Next Jam

In Memory of Tom Scanlan

 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 … Continue reading In Memory of Tom Scanlan

Remembering Madeline MacNeil

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, … Continue reading Remembering Madeline MacNeil

Thanks to our secretaries!

The officers of the Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players Club extend our appreciation to Debbie Campbell for her service as Secretary of the Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Player for slightly more than a year.  Each month Debbie sent out jam reminders, as well as club announcements.  With the increasing demand of caring for her family … Continue reading Thanks to our secretaries!