May 5 - Club meeting
May 5th is our regular monthly club meeting. We meet at Annex building of First Baptist Church at the intersection of Hwy 271 & Jefferson St. Our normal schedule is for beginner & intermediate lessons for mountain dulcimers and hammer dulcimers. The lessons are from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a club jam. Afterwards, we go to the local Pizza Inn for food, fellowship and a short jam.
The hammered dulcimer workshop will get a "Chords 101" session and then will learn "Bonny At Morn", a Northumberland tune in Em.
We hope you can come!
May 8-10 - Mountain Dulcimer Three-Day Intensive with Lloyd Wright and Stephen Seifert
This will be held at Oakdale Park in Glen Rose, TX. See the LSSDS November newsletter for details.
May 11-13 - Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival at Glen Rose, TX
This will be held at Oakdale Park in Glen Rose, TX, as usual. Featured performers for the festival include Stephen Seifert on mountain dulcimer, Cheap Adobes from New Mexico composed of Peter Esherick, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, Bruce Thomson, fiddle, Jimmy Abraham, guitar, vocals, songwriter, and Erika Gerety, bass, vocals. And for you ukulele fans Michael Anderson has agreed to come and bring his brand of ukeness to the festival.
For more information and the latest schedules, see the LSSDS festival page.
July 18-22 - Ozark Roots Dulcimer Workshop in Mountain View, AR
Special workshops are on the 18th and 19th. The reegular workshops are on the 20th to the 22nd for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players.
Instructors are Linda Thomas, Joe Jewell, and Lisa Culver for hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer. See their web site for more information and registration forms.
August 3-5 - Red River Dulcimer and Old Tyme Music Festival
Headliners are Cathy Barton and Dave Para, Irma and Scott Reeder, and Sweet Song String Band. See their web site for more info.