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cm0223The 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, , banjammers, 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!

Ah, the good old days! But, you know what? These GOOD NEW DAYS are proving to be lots of fun! Join us online for our Friday afternoon Melrose Dulci-ZoomJam.

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MELROSE DULCIMERS!
Virtual Jam on Zoom
Friday, August 28
4:00-5:30-ish (Eastern US)
Drop in or stay a while!

 

 

 

 

Send in the Music Virtual Jam
Saturday, August 28
NO JAM THIS WEEK

Just before 2pm, click the link below or copy and paste in your browser. It leads you to the Send In The Music website with a direct link to the meeting.
Virtual Jam Link for Saturday

When we can gather in one place again…

SECOND SATURDAYS
Melrose Homemakers Club

25728 Park Street
Melrose, Florida

  • 5:00pm: arrive to tune-up/warm-up/new songs?IMG_3159
  • 5:30pm:  “official” jam begins
  • 6:30pm-ish: Potluck Dinner
  • After dinner – jamming continues
  • $2 house fee (for Historic Melrose, Inc.)

Earlier time?  Many travel up to two hours to play with us in Melrose – Jacksonville, Hilliard, Zepyrhills, Ocala, Live Oak, and beyond!  Now we have MORE time to play!!!

UPCOMING DULCIMER EVENTS

The QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival II
August 28-30

Registration is now open for this online festival:
https://www.virtualdulcimerfest.com

Black Mountain Music Festival
October 17-22
https://www.blackmountainmusicfest.com

 

 

Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat
November 13-14
(with optional classes on Sunday)

STEPHEN GOES DIGITAL!
Stay tuned for more information about the selection of online workshops for this year’s Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat.

 

 

NGFDA* Fall Festival
November 19-21
*North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association
Online Workshops

 

 

RECENT DULCIMER HAPPENINGS

Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering 2020
ONLINE WORKSHOPS:  July 10-11
http://www.dutchlanddulcimers.org/gathering/
Laurie Alsobrook
Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly
Bill Collins
Joe Collins
Andy Fox
Judy House and Kirk House
Butch Ross
Susan Trump

 

The QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival
June 5-6

Ask Jean, Faye, and Laurie about this one! 🙂
https://www.virtualdulcimerfest.com

 

Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival – May 2 more information here – Rescheduled to 2021
Packed with great instruction: Butch Ross, Dave Haas, Ken Bloom, Carol Crocker, Judy and Kirk House, Laurie Alsobrook

 

Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival
March 26-28
Jean, Faye, and Laurie were going 😦
CANCELLED 😦  Next year!!

 

 

PictureLagniappe Dulcimer Fete
March 12-15
Julie attended and had a blast!!

 

 

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March 13, 14, 15
Lots and lots of dulci-opportunities at WillFest this year – jams, workshops, and performances galore!

 

February 21-22
Illinois Winter Mountain Dulcimer Festival
Laurie attended and would go back again!

 

February 17, 2020
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Workshop and Concert
Finger Picking and Flat-picking
at the Melrose Center
Wonderful!

 

 

February 16, 2020
Larry and Elaine Conger
Workshop and Concert

Duets workshops with Larry and Elaine
at the Melrose Center
Fantastic!

 

 

February 15, 2020
Playing on the porch at the Bronson-Mulholland House in Palatka, for the Putnam County Genealogy and History Expo

 

 

 

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February 7-8, 2020
Florida Acoustic Winter Gathering

Mount Dora, Florida
Info here

 

 

 

Saturday, February 1
Fort McCoy Public Library
Dulcimer performance by Faye and Laurie followed by the  Dulcimer Petting Zoo for audience members

 

 

 

 

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January 16, 2020
Jim and Cheri Miller
Workshop and Concert

at The Melrose Center

 

 

 

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January 2-5, 2020
Dulcimer U Winter Weekend
Lake Junaluska, NC
DU Winter Weekend
Find out about it from Faye and Kay!

 

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November 8-9, 2019
Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat
White Springs, FL
Photos and videos here!

 

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October 12-17, 2019
Black Mountain Music Festival
Black Mountain, NC
Melrose Dulcimer folks Jean, Carol, Faye, and Laurie had a blast!

 

 

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The Sunshine State Dulcimer Gathering
2019 SUNSHINE STATE JAM
Geneva, FL

 

 

Dulcimer U
Western Carolina University
July 22-26, 2019
Instructors: Laurie Alsobrook, Aubrey Atwater, Janita Baker, Elaine Conger, Larry Conger, Carol Crocker, Jeff Furman, Ed Gaunt, Deborah Hamouris, Melanie Johnston, Lorinda Jones, Jim Miller, Sarah Morgan, Karen Mueller, and Aaron O’Rourke

WOW!!!!!!

 

 

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Sky Valley Georgia
June 21-22, 2019
Jeff and Janet Furman!

 

 

 

Florida Folk Festival, May 24-26, 2019
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
White Springs, FL
Performances, Workshops, and Jams
David Beede, Bing Futch, Laurie Alsobrook

 

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