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!

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Saturday, February 1

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!!!

Check here for 2020 Workshops in Melrose!


Upcoming Dulcimer Events


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


January 25 – 26
Back-to-Back Events in Melrose!
Saturday – Concert with David Beede who opens the evening for David Roth, 7pm
Sunday – Workshops with Jim Miller and Concert with Jim and Cheri, 7pm

Find information about the performers here
Dinner may be purchased on either evening.
Interested? Driving a distance but wish to attend both?
Contact alsobrooklp@gmail.com for more information!

David Roth Dinner and Concert Information and Reservations
Jim Miller Workshop, Dinner, and Concert Information and Registration


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February 7-8, 2020
Florida Acoustic Winter Gathering

Mount Dora, Florida
Info here

February 16 – 17
Back-to-Back Events in Melrose!
– Workshops with Larry Conger and Concert with Larry and Elaine
Monday – Workshops and Concert with Karen Mueller

Dinner may be purchased on either evening.
Interested? Driving a distance but wish to attend both?
Contact alsobrooklp@gmail.com for more information!

Larry Conger Workshop and Concert Information and Registration
Karen Mueller Workshop and Concert Information and Registration



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!


florida1September 28, 2019
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!


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