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.

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

Join Us At Our Next Jam

NOTE: Our next TWO jams are planned for Maple Terrace, in the Bridgewater Retirement Village, the room and time TBA, assuming there is no increase in Covid infections. We hope in the next year to meet in the Augusta County Library in Weyers Cave for our winter meetings. It is an accessible meeting room, with … Continue reading Join Us At Our Next Jam

Let’s Gather to Play!

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!

More from Sunday Mornings

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

Photo Courtesy of Ralph Lee Smith, used in July 16, 2019 connectionnewspapers.com

In Memory – 2020

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