Melrose Workshops

Workshops in 2022 – We’re back!!!

May 11, 2022 – Workshop and Concert with Linda Collins – A bit of nostalgia today at Melrose Center with popular tunes from another generation. Linda’s fun selection for our dulcimer workshop included “When the Red-Red-Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along” and “Show Me the Way to Go Home.”

April 13, 2022 – Workshop and Concert with Brett Ridgeway – A concert of heartfelt stories and tunes followed a workshop on flat-picking the mountain dulcimer at Wednesday’s Dulcimer Cafe.

March 30, 2022 – Workshop and concert with Susan Trump in Melrose! It was a magical time with Susan – excellent workshop and charming concert! And, we all agree, it was so great to be back together again!! We thank you Susan, and thanks also go to the folks at Melrose Center.

February 17, 2022 – Images from our day with Bing Futch…concert at “CoffeeTalk,” a workshop and a dulci-jam! Nothing better than that!!


2020 Workshops in Melrose!

January 26, 2020 – Jim Miller – If it has strings, Jim plays it!  What a day!

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February 16, 2020Larry and Elaine Conger – Duets!  Larry and Elaine Conger, directors of the acclaimed Dulcimer U at Western Carolina University, lead workshops and perform at festivals across the country. Larry has won the prestigious National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas while Elaine brings her extensive Nashville experience and talent to the duo.

February 17, 2020 – Karen Mueller – WOW!  Autoharp Hall of Fame inductee and extraordinary dulcimer player.  Following her dulcimer workshops she, too, gave us a concert.  Again, WOW!

Did you know that her student, Grant Olson, is the reigning National Dulcimer Champion…just sayin’ 🙂

2019 Workshops

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Susan Trump
March 24, 2019

Two workshops – Hornpipes and BlueGrass Dulcimer – made for a fun afternoon with Susan!

 

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Larry and Elaine Conger
February 18, 2019

Larry and Elaine Conger, directors of the acclaimed Dulcimer U at Western Carolina University, lead workshops and perform at festivals across the country.  Larry has won the prestigious National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas while Elaine brings her extensive Nashville experience and talent to the duo.

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An Afternoon with Jim Miller!
January 27, 2019
Two workshops:
Playing with a Capo
This workshop covers fiddle tunes that are not played in D outside of the dulcimer community.
Changing keys without a capo
Want to arrange a tune in two keys? How about starting in one key and modulating to another without using a capo?

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An Afternoon with Butch Ross!
January 13, 2019
Two  workshops:
Rhythms beyond 4/4
Like the title says, an exploration of jigs, hornpipes and more. Even some odd times as well.
Beatles on Dulcimer
If you haven’t heard of the Beatles, you should really check ‘em out. 🙂

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Little Liza Jane – a Dave Carter tune played with Butch’s own masterful style

2018 Workshops

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An Afternoon with Anne Lough
March 1, 2018
Beautiful voice, beautiful playing, beautiful songs to share!
Anne drew repertoire for our workshop from three themes and use them for specific techniques – especially strumming, smoothing out the playing, finger-picking, finger placement and expression:  Folk Hymns from the Shaped Note Tradition, Stephen Foster Tunes, and Celtic Treasures

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Larry and Elaine Conger
February 19, 2018
Ensemble pieces  – always a fun workshop experience  with Larry and Elaine!

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STEPHEN SEIFERT
February 7, 2018

Workshops like you’ve never experienced before.
1)  Effective Alternatives to Learning by Sheet Music
2)  The Music of David Schnaufer

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TULL GLAZENER
January 21, 2018
It was a great day of multi-part ensemble pieces, from a hymn to a waltz version of the fiddle tune Soldier’s Joy, entitled Soldier’s Joyful Waltz.  Our last workshop covered playing in other keys…very useful information!

 

 

Workshops in 2017

LARRY AND ELAINE CONGER
February 21, 2017

 

AUBREY ATWATER and ELWOOD DONNELLY
January 22, 2017

Workshops in 2015 and 2016

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2013 – Butch Ross

2012 – Erin and Amber Rogers

2011 – Stephen Seifert