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.

  • Sharing our music

    September 6, 2020 by

    During this COVID-19 time when we have been missing playing together, meeting at jams, and enjoying the sweet sounds of our dulcimers in groups, we propose “sharing our music” in other ways! If you have a recording, either audio or video, of you or your group, and would agree to having it shared on our… Read more

  • In Memory of Tom Scanlan

    September 5, 2020 by

     In Memory of TOM SCANLAN, DULCIMER MAN by Dinah Ansleyon 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 extraordinary… Read more

  • Remembering Tom Scanlan

    August 31, 2020 by

    August 31, 2020: Our hearts were heavy this morning to learn of the passing of our dear dulcimer friend, Tom Scanlan. Our thoughts are with his wife, Jan, and their family. See our tribute on Facebook:

  • Online Opportunities

    August 27, 2020 by

    11th annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival (online) Pay for only the workshops you wish to take, $15 per workshop. Our festival has grown from 7 mountain dulcimer workshops in 2010 to 50 workshops in 2019 focusing on mountain and hammered dulcimer, but other folk instruments as well. We offer a full complement of additional activities.… Read more

  • 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: 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. September 19 –JAM CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED LOW FALL TEMPERATURES, TOO COOL… 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

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