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.

Our June Gathering

Following our “theme a month,” we observed JUNETEENTH.We tried new tunes. Becky led us line by line in Steal Away.  Most folks got the rhythm. And we also played Jacob’s Ladder. Dinah led us in “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand,” by singing it before we played it.That worked. Lori reminded us of … Continue reading Our June Gathering

Join Us At Our Next Gathering

Watch your emails for plans for a Juneteenth Celebration at our next Gathering, on Saturday, June 18. We will play some special selections to fit that theme, and a special treat is planned. For the foreseaeble future, our monthly gatherings will be held in Maple Terrace of the Bridgewater Retirement Village, 210 Virginia Avenue, Bridgewater. … Continue reading Join Us At Our Next Gathering

Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

Here’s an opportunity to experience some IN-PERSON classes again, after this long hiatus during Covid! Many Blue Ridge Dulcimer Club players have attended the Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival in Ferrum in years past – a real favorite, with personable instructors, including one of our own club members, Phyllis Gaskins! Read more here: https://www.ferrum.edu/crooked-road-dulcimer-festival/ Registration deadline … Continue reading Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

Workshop Opportunity

Phyllis Gaskins, BRMDP Club member, and nationally recognized Galax dulcimer noter player and teacher, will be leading a week-long workshop at the John C. Campbell Folk School from February 27 – March 4. Make plans now to attend this in-person learning opportunity! Read more here: https://classes.folkschool.org/Instructors.aspx?id=275369&fbclid=IwAR1ojNDUBhJ9DTpjq-Nc3HMddqNd93LaUjbY7qZfyQEYtY7bQZ1lke2rWlA Continue reading Workshop Opportunity

Central Florida Dulcimer Festival

Interested in heading SOUTH in February, for some dulcimer classes with fantastic teachers – AND warmer weather? The Central Florida Dulcimer Festival (re: Florida Winter Acoustic Gathering) is scheduled for Feb 10-12, 2022 in Mt. Dora Florida.The dulcimer festival will be live again next year. Please check us out at www.centralfloridadulcimerfestival.com. for information and registration. Continue reading Central Florida Dulcimer Festival

Join Joe Collins Virtually

We love to support the wonderful workshop leaders we’ve had, and here are several fantastic ways to “play with Joe” in some great workshops! If you have his “Christmas with the Mountain Dulcimer, Vol. 2”, he is hosting a free “PLAY THROUGH”. Thursday, October 21 (7:30 pm EST) – New Harmony Dulcimer Workshop/Showroom. Free and open to … Continue reading Join Joe Collins Virtually