The Melrose Dulcimer Club meets every second Saturday at the historic Melrose Homemaker’s Club building. Our jam includes old-time fiddle tunes, waltzes, and gospel music or whatever happens to be called. The instruments usually played at our jam? Mountain dulcimers (of course), hammered dulcimers, kazoos, harmonicas, guitars, recorders, and occasionally a fiddle. Singing, too!
Thanks go to Historic Melrose, Inc (HMI) for allowing us to use their beautiful building!
Next Jam – September 8
Melrose Homemakers Club
25728 Park Street
- 6:00pm: arrive to tune-up/warm-up/new songs?
- 6:30pm: “official” jam begins
- 7:15pm-ish: Potluck Dinner
- After dinner – jamming continues
- $2 house fee (for Historic Melrose, Inc.)
RECENT DULCIMER HAPPENINGS
July 22-27 – Dulcimer U
The 2018 Dulcimer U instructors – what a fun week; full of laughter, sharing, and beautiful music.
Kay and Faye showcase their talents at the Open Mic on the final evening.
July 13-14 – Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering
A fun festival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – featuring Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly, Butch Ross, Bing Futch, Dave Haas, Nina Zanetti, and Judy House. Interesting format…pay as you go – each workshop was $15, paid directly to the instructor. There was a jam on the Friday evening with two concerts on Saturday; afternoon and evening.
June 24-29 – What a group at Kentucky Music Week!
Can you find the Melroids?
June 15-16 – Sky Valley Dulcimer Retreat
Workshops and a concert with the artist-in-residence Anne Lough
May 25-27 – Fun times at the Florida Folk Festival!
Saturday’s Dulcimer Workshop and Sunday’s Dulcimer Petting Zoo 🙂
UPCOMING DULCIMER OPPORTUNITIES
Sunshine State Dulcimer Gathering
For more information, contact Sheryl Chapman of the Picky Chicks
Black Mountain Music Festival
Black Mountain, N.C.
Jon T. and Sharon H. attended in 2017 and raved about how fun it was!
Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat
White Springs, FL
For more information, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/Stephen-Foster
A dulcimer tradition in Florida!