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 – Saturday, June 9
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 ’til we’re done!
- $1 house fee (for Historic Melrose, Inc.)
Upcoming Dulcimer Opportunities
Florida Folk Festival – May 25-27
Lots and lots of dulcimer fun on the schedule!
The Florida Folk Festival, on the banks of the Suwannee River, is a weekend filled with music, dance, and our folk heritage! This year marks the 66th annual festival!
A few of the performers that may be of special interest to dulcimer players are listed below. Full schedule: https://www.floridastateparks.org/folk…/performance-schedule
Friday, May 25:
Bing Futch @ 12pm
David Beede, Janet Rucker, & Mark Billman @ 1pm
Mary Z. Cox (jam) @ 3pm
Mary Z. Cox @ 5:30pm
Saturday, May 26
David Beede/Laurie Alsobrook workshop @ 10am
Bing Futch @ 11:30am
Mary Z. Cox @ 3:30pm
David Beede, Janet Rucker, & Mark Billman @ 4pm
Sunday, May 27
Mary Z. Cox @ 11am
Bing Futch @ 11am & 2pm
Children’s Dulcimer Petting Zoo with Laurie Alsobrook @ 11:30am
David Beede, Janet Rucker, & Mark Billman @ 3:30pm
DULCIMER U – July 22-27
Jean, Ann, Carol, Ann, David, Kay and Laurie, along with “Charter Member” Carol, all enjoyed their week of classes, jams, and fellowship with other dulcimer players from around the country last summer. REGISTER HERE
Here’s the 2018 DU staff 🙂