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!

Saturday, December 14

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!!!

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January 9-12, 2020
Dulcimer U Winter Weekend
Lake Junaluska, NC
DU Winter Weekend


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February 7-8, 2020
Florida Acoustic Winter Gathering

Mount Dora, Florida
Info here

Check here for 2020 Workshops in Melrose!




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



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
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



65372638_10219406853428403_7560008409446088704_nSky Valley Dulcimer Retreat
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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April 6-7, 2019
Barberville Spring Frolic
200+ Musical Performers
Music Workshops & Jam Tents: Dulcimer jams and workshops with Laurie Alsobrook, Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer with Chris Collins.


Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival
“Old Pal”

March 28-30, 2019
Palestine, Texas



An Afternoon with Susan Trump
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Two 75 minute workshops focusing on right-hand technique, with renowned performer/instructor, Susan Trump, followed by a concert.  See more



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March 8, 9, 10, 2019
Lots and lots of dulci-opportunities at WillFest this year – jams, workshops, and performances galore!  Dulcimer workshops with Sammye Johnson and the Nature Coast Dulcimer Club, Dulcimer Jams and Shooting Star (youth camp) beginning dulcimer instruction with Laurie Alsobrook, and  performances by David Beede with NOWstalgia.  Find the FULL SCHEDULE here.



Monday, February 18, 2019
Larry and Elaine Conger
Fun…as always!
Check here for photos and a video 🙂



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February 8-9, 2019
Central Florida Dulcimer Festival
The Grand Finale

What a great festival, enjoyed by nearly 300 people!  The Melrose Dulcimer Club was well represented there!!


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Sunday, January 27, 2019
An afternoon with Jim and Cheri Miller!
See more photos on the workshops page.
What a day!




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Sunday, January 13, 2019
An afternoon with Butch Ross!
See more photos on workshops page – fun classes; terrific concert!




January 3-6, 2019
Dulcimer U Winter Weekend
Lake Junaluska, NC
DU Winter Weekend
It was a blast…just ask Jean, Kay, or Laurie!


November 9-10, 2018
Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat
White Springs, Florida
For more information,
Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat
A dulcimer tradition in Florida!




November 3-4, 2018
Barberville Fall Country Jamboree
2-3pm MD Workshop w/Chris Collins
4-5pm Jam w/Laurie Alsobrook
11am MD Workshop w/Laurie
2pm Singing Rounds Workshop w/Laurie
3pm HD Workshop w/Chris



October 21-26, 2018
Black Mountain Music Festival
Black Mountain, N.C.

Great festival…ask Laurie about it!  🙂



July 22-27, 2018 – 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, 2018 – 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 🙂

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