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.

  • Jeff Furman – May 2, 2020 Workshop

    November 9, 2019 by

    Plans are underway for a May 2 WORKSHOP featuring JEFF FURMAN. Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist (mountain dulcimer, clawhammer banjo, guitar, autoharp, and string bass) who has been playing old-time music since 1980. Primarily a banjo player for many years, Jeff developed a rhythmic and melodic style of playing which has heavily influenced his dulcimer playing.  Jeff… Read more

  • 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

  • “The Pride”

    October 26, 2019 by

    The Pride of the Blue Ridge – Blue Lions! Homecoming Sunday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church On September 15, 2019 in Batesville, several dulcimer players joined Renée Willis in providing the prelude for the special Homecoming service. Every pew was filled, and the tables overflowed with food at the fellowship meal! What a lovely historic… Read more

  • “Joyful Noise”

    October 25, 2019 by

    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… Read more

  • The Sweet Sounds of the Sweet Strings Sisters

    October 24, 2019 by

    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… Read more

  • Grand Caverns Annual Fall Picnic

    October 24, 2019 by

    For the past several years, we have gathered for a fall jam at Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes. We have shared good food as well as good music! After an unseasonably warm week, the day of our picnic dawned chilly and remained that way! We were thankful for Mike’s crockpot of macaroni (and his red… Read more

  • Summertime music at Humpback Rocks

    October 24, 2019 by

    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… Read more

  • Tull Glazener Workshop Photos

    October 19, 2019 by

    Tull Glazener’s Workshop, September 21, 2019 What a wonderful day – three multi-part workshops with Tull, ending with the class playing “Go in Peace” as the prelude to Tull’s evening concert. As always with our instructor concerts, it was a real treat! Thanks, Tull! “Sum of the Parts” – there’s something magic that happens when… Read more

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