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.

  • Remembering Madeline MacNeil

    March 24, 2020 by

    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,… Read more

  • Time to Pay Up

    March 20, 2020 by

    Thanks to the many of you have paid your 2020 dues (only $5!). The benefit to you will be reduced registrations for our upcoming workshops. Print out the Membership Form, fill in and mail with your annual dues.

  • Join Us At Our Next Jam

    March 12, 2020 by

    NOTE: We are changing our Jam schedule for this summer. We plan on once-a-month jams in outdoor venues! July 11, August 15 and September 19 jams will all be held at Bridgewater’s Oakdale Park from 10 am to noon. Here is our summer’s schedule, weather permitting:June 20 – Shelter 3, 10 am – noonJuly 11… Read more

  • Thanks to our secretaries!

    February 14, 2020 by

    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… Read more

  • “Dulce”

    February 12, 2020 by

    “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… Read more

  • 2020 Jam & Program Schedule

    January 6, 2020 by

    Workshop Plans on “hold” Due to the fluid situation relating to the COVID-19 virus, plans for the workshops are suspended. We hope to reschedule Jeff Furman at some point in the future when gathering is once again feasible. –=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= First and Third Saturday Jams Our upcoming jams are listed here (view here).

  • Retirement Communities & More

    October 29, 2019 by

    Music Memories: Familiar Music for those in Nursing Care, Memory Units and Retirement Villages Jan and Tom include music related stops in their travels, including several areas that claim they are the home to Old Joe Clark of the old time tune. However, Kentucky may have the most authentic claim; they have his statue and… Read more

  • “Heartstrings”

    October 27, 2019 by

    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… Read more

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