Using everythingdulcimer.com, Larry and I charted a course for our trip. I found dulcimer clubs in North Carolina and eastern Tennessee that had jams this week and we are on the road!
DAY ONE – Melrose, Florida – The first jam was, appropriately, at home. Melrose Dulcimers had our usual gathering on the Second Saturday. Seventeen people joined in. Our usual meeting space was occupied, so with thanks to the priest, Tony Powell, we quickly moved to Trinity Episcopal Church.
Lots of good jam tunes, lots of instruments – mountain and hammered dulcimers, a dulci-bro, a harmonica, a kazoo, an autoharp, and spoons. What a fun group! Kay and Bob drive down from Jacksonville; Faye and Shirley drive down from Hilliard – that’s dedication!
AND, of course, lots of good food at our usual potluck. Larry provided nine different types of fish! Here’s his seafood smorgasbord:
black sea bass
silver sea trout
Ramona was in good voice, singing Whispering Hope, Mansions for Me, I’ll Fly Away and more.
Next? Asheville, NC and the Western Carolina Dulcimer Cooperative with Steve Smith and local players!