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.
NOTE: With warmer weather, we are planning on some outside gatherings until we can resume meeting inside. Three summertime THIRD SATURDAY jams are scheduled for June, July and August, at Oakdale Park in Bridgewater. The June 19 gathering will be at Shelter #3 from 1 pm – 3 pm. Bring a chair to sit and … Continue reading Join Us At Our Next Jam
Three summertime THIRD SATURDAY jams are scheduled, outdoors at Oakdale Park in Bridgewater. The June 19 gathering will be at Shelter #3 from 1 pm – 3 pm. Bring a chair to sit and play in, your dulcimer and jam book. We hope for good weather – check our website, Facebook page or your email … Continue reading Let’s Gather to Play!
Some of our club members have been invited to play at Holy Cross Episcopal Church near Batesville. These old hymn favorites were played for the worship on Sunday, February 21. Be Thou My Vision: https://youtu.be/IdJNhGXoX9Q Jesus Loves Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6UEQIS_HOA&feature=youtu.be He Leadeth me: https://youtu.be/dhoSzviw9DQ Go in Peace: https://youtu.be/AWAPgx1V1os Continue reading More from Sunday Mornings
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
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
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
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