April 7 - Club meeting
April 7th 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.
Depending on who shows up, the hammered dulcimer workshop will examine the layout of the hammered dulcimer and a few other basics. Then they will learn "Shepherd's Wife Waltz".
We hope you can come!
April 14 - Erin Mae and Dan Landrum Workshops and Concert in Van Alstyne, Texas
LSSDS is co-sponsoring these workshops with the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club in Van Alstyne, Texas. It’s the half way point between the two clubs. The workshops will be held at First United Methodists Church, 301 S Preston Street, Van Alstyne TX, (Basement). Two workshops for mountain dulcimer will be taught by Erin (formerly Erin Rogers) and two hammered dulcimer workshops will be taught by Dan. After the workshops they will perform a concert.) The workshop times are 1:00—2:30 and 3:15-4:45. A concert will follow that evening from 6:00-8:00. Workshops are $15 each or both workshops for $25. The concert is $10. Space may be limited so it is suggested that you reserve a space early. Cheryl Turner volunteered to take the reservations for the workshops. You can reserve by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.