2019 Events
7th APRIL 2019, 11am – 4 pm

Hosted by Christine Smith at 6 West Moor View, Honley. HD9 6HU.

Members from the more northerly areas are warmly welcome, especially new members. Very informal, try new tunes, play old ones, help new players. Lunch is buffet, homemade soup provided, and buffet style food donated by those attending will be very welcome. Please try and come, I look forward to seeing you.

For further information and to offer food contribution contact Christine Smith, Tel: 01484 666427. Mobile: 07479 942800.

[Damian Clarke] 22nd - 24th MARCH 2019
Photo Right: Damian Clarke our hanmered dulcimer tutor

Bookings are now closed for our Spring Fling Workshop event held at Deneholme in Allendale, Northumberland, featuring workshops in both hammered and mountain dulcimer.

For booking and accomodation enquiries email Steve Gray.

For information about the workshops contact Liz Conway.

20 - 24 MAY 2019
Dulcimers at Halsway returns in May with a great list of tutors. On Maintain Dulcimer: Butch Ross (USA) and Thomasina Levy (USA) and on Hammered Dulcimer: Rick Thum (USA) and Matthew Dickerson (USA) .
See Dulcimers at Halsway for details and how to book.

11th AUGUST 2019
We are returning to last year's new venue for the Annual Celebration remembering Jim Couza. It has moved to Jim's brother-in-law's garden, just a couple of miles away from the previous venue. This year we are meeting on a Sunday. This has become an annual favourite, a chance to catch up with Jim's many friends in a beautiful setting, with a great barbecue. 11th August 2019 has been agreed for this year's event - Put it in your diary now!.
See Jim in John's Garden (same as previous year's details) for details and to RSVP.

18th - 22nd OCTOBER 2019

For our 28th Annual Weekend, we are moving to Denstone College in Staffordshire. As we have done in the last couple of years, we will offer a two day and three day option, as well as a fourth additional single stream workshop day on the Tuesday with selected overseas tutors.

We continue to have a full programme of workshops for both Hammered Dulcimer and Mountain Dulcimer players of all levels, a tutor concert and our renowned Nonsuch open-stage concert on Saturday, and lots of opportunities for informal music and sessions.

This year tutors include Steve Seifert (USA) and Karen Buglass (USA) on Mountain Dulcimer, Mick Doherty (USA), Anne Lough (USA) and Sue Harris (UK) on Hammered Dulcimer.

Tutor photos below left to right: Mick Doherty, Steve Seifert, Anne Lough, Sue Harris and Karen Buglass.

[Mick Doherty Image] [Steve Seifert Image] [Anne Lough Image] [Sue Harris Image] [Karen Bugless Image]

More details to follow, but in the meantime make a note of the dates!

Regular Events
Midlands: Make & Play Hammered Dulcimer practise nights: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. This does occasionally vary so please contact either, Sally Whytehead on Tel: 01527 64229, or Email, to confirm arrangements.
The Venue is : Studley Baptist Church, New Road, Studley, 7.30 - 9.30 pm. This is open to anyone, but please let Sally know if you intend going along.

Midlands: Mountain Dulcimer practice sessions: First Thursday of each month (daytimes).  This does occasionally vary so please contact Sally Whytehead on 01527 64229, or Email to confirm.
The Venue is : Sally's House, 11:00am - 3.30 pm. Bring and share lunch. Contact Sally for directions and to confirm you are coming. All levels welcome.
Northern Meets: Contact Jenny Coxon on 01457 876731 or Email.  The Venue and dates vary, but details should appear above when an event is forthcoming.
Southern Meets: Meet monthly(ish), usually at Bracknell or Cobham.
The Southern Members have created a list of tunes that are often played at the meet.  Contact: Jill Nicholas on 01344 423068, or
Email . Alternatively, phone Julie Beaven: 01932 867766, or Email . Please get in touch for details of when and where the next meeting will be held, maps if needed, and to let us know you are coming.
Midlands Meets: Fairly infrequently held, but when they are, they're likely to be at Sally Whytehead's home in Redditch (Contact details above)
South-Western Meets: See listings above, or contact Geoff Reeve-Black for further details.