Dulcimers have been around for many hundreds of years. They can be found, in various guises, in many countries around the World. Whether they are played with hammers, plucked, or strummed, they have a very distinctive, sweet sound. So why are they still something of a rarity?

The aim of our club is to redress the balance, and more importantly, to show people that learning to play them isn't as daunting as it may appear. It's also very rewarding and great fun.

Never seen or heard one? Just click on one of the images below, to see, and hear, one being played.
The Inspiration? This is a photo of a medieval carving c.1485, taken inside Manchester Cathedral

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  Terry Conway - Fareweel (utube clip)
Nonsuch Members will be greatly saddened to hear that Terry Conway died on 4th June 2013 at 9.20pm, just as the sun was setting, after a beautiful day. Terry has left a great gap not only in Liz’s life, but also in the folk world as a whole.
His charm and wit together with his encyclopaedic knowledge of the border song repertoire, and wonderful voice and way with a song, will be missed by all his friends and anyone who has ever heard him sing.
Mudcat Obits to Terry
Jim became our club president in the early 90's, when the club was reformed and has been a major inspiration ever since.
Farewell to Jim Couza
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