9th - 11th MARCH 2018
KLEZNORTH WEEKEND, Youlgrave, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
If you have an interest in Klezmer music then take a look at the KlezNorth weekend in Derbyshire, 9-11 March. This year they have Pete Rushefsky coming from New York, who plays tsimbl and is an expert on klezmer. He is executive Director of New York's City Centre for Traditional Music and Dance.
For more information see their website or facebook page.
16th - 18th MARCH 2018
NONSUCH SPRING FLING at ALLENDALE
The Club's Spring Fling workshop weekend, held at Deneholme in Allendale, Northumberland has become a firm favorite for people from far and wide. This year's event promises to be a great weekend with our tutors, Dan Evans and Helen Edwards.
Dan Evans - Mountain Dulcimer
Dan Evans is well known to many Nonsuch members as a frequent tutor at the annual weekend at Launde. He has a great deal of experience both playing as a solo artist on both MD and guitar, and also as a tutor both here and in the US, where he has been very well received. He will be looking at playing in Ionian mode (DAA), his preferred tuning, as well as covering other aspects of playing, and it promises to be a very enlightening set of workshops. For more information about Dan, see his website.
Helen Edwards - Hammered Dulcimer
Helen Edwards is a graduate of the Folk Degree Course in Newcastle, gaining a first, majoring in Hammered Dulcimer. Since then she has been gaining experience teaching a small class, one-to-one tuition, and also held successful workshopss at the Allen Valleys Folk Festival in 2016 and at the Nonsuch Annual Weekend 2017.
She plans to look at some tunes from Northumberland over the weekend, as well as some work on technique.
For a booking form including full details of prices please download by clicking here.
For booking and accomodation enquires email Steve Gray.
For information about the workshops contact Liz Conway.
21st - 25th MAY 2018
HALSWAY MANOR WEEK
The workshop week offers practical guidance on playing the dulcimer, but also provides plenty of time to socialise, play together and enjoy concerts by tutors — and participants!
All skill levels will be catered for. For both Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer there will be two broad strands of workshops: one for Beginner/Improvers and one for Intermediate/Advanced players. There are mountain and hammered dulcimers available for beginners to borrow (please request early when you book).
Four great tutors from the USA will be teaching:
Mountain Dulcimer (MD): Tutors Aaron O’Rourke and Sarah Morgan
Hammered Dulcimer (HD): Dan Landrum and Karen Alley
For further details, see
Halsway Manor or contact
11th AUGUST 2018
JIM IN JOHN'S GARDEN
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 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 2018 has been agreed for this year's event - Put it in your diary now!.
See Jim in John's Garden (same as last year's details) for details and to RSVP.
21 - 25th AUGUST 2018
FOLK SUMMER SCHOOL, GOOIK BELGIUM
This annual event features week long workshops of hammered dulcimer as well as hommel and many other instruments. There's usually a few Nonsuch members there.
See website for details.
19th - 22nd OCTOBER 2018
NONSUCH ANNUAL WEEKEND
Following our very successful three day 25 year celebration event in 2017, The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club is pleased to
invite you to join us at our 2018 Annual Weekend, which will have the same option for a two or three day choice.
We are returning to the very successful venue that we used last year and in 2015, Malvern St. James School in Great Malvern. Tucked in below the scenic Malvern Hills, it's a lovely spot and also right opposite the train station.
We will have a full programme of workshops for both Hammered Dulcimer and Mountain Dulcimer players of all levels, concerts, jam sessions and so on.
However we are still at the planning stage, check back here for more information or contact Hilary Davies if you have suggestions or questions, or would like more information. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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.
Jenny Coxon on 01457 876731 or Email. The
Venue and dates vary, but details should appear above when an event is
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.
Meets: Fairly infrequently held, but when they are,
they're likely to be at Sally Whytehead's home in
Redditch (Contact details above)
Meets: See listings above, or contact Geoff Reeve-Black for further details.