For a chance to learn more and have a go with hammered dulcimer player Damian Clarke, the following dates include workshops as well as performances. Times are listed when known at time of publishing.

  • June 23rd Beardy Folk Fest, Hopton Court, Cleobury Mortimer, Shrops
  • July 5-7th Folk in a Field Festival, Norfolk
  • July 28th Bridport Folk Festival,Workshop 11am, Perform 2.30pm
  • August 13th Broadstairs Folk Week Workshop 2-3pm Perform at 6.30pm
  • August 24-26th English Medieval Festival, Herstmonceux Castle 10-6pm, Workshops included in the entry costs
All concerts and event performances listed at: Damian Clark's Gig Page
Saturday 27th JULY 2019 from 11am
[Dalbeattie] Dalbeattie Day Centre Burn Street Dalbeattie DG5 4AE

A one day get-together for dulcimer players in Scotland, the North of England and further afield. Hammered and mountain dulcimers welcome.

Make a weekend of it and visit this unspoiled and less well-known part of Scotland. 47 miles from Carlisle; 85 from Glasgow.

Friday evening rendezvous and Saturday evening session for anyone staying overnight in the area.

Small charge to help cover the cost of the venue - a contribution to a shared lunch would be appreciated.

[Dalbeattie MAP]

Arranged by Nonsuch members Jack Bethel and Alyn Iorwerth.

Please register your interest: Alyn Iorwerth or phone 01556 610414

From 11am to 5pm
Dalbeattie Day Centre,
Burn Street,
Dalbeattie DG5 4AE

Sunday 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.

Friday 18th - Tuesday 22nd OCTOBER 2019

The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club is pleased to invite you to join us at our 28th Annual Weekend, which will be held this year at our new venue at Denstone College near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire. We are offering a full 3 day weekend again this year, with an option for just 2 days, and also for additional one day workshops on Tuesday.

Denstone is a historic Victorian school building, with full residential facilities, modern classrooms, a beautiful dining hall and a theatre for concerts. It is set in rolling countryside between the Cannock Chase and Peak District. We offer both residential and non-residential choices for booking, and B&B and camping are available in the area for those who do not wish to stay at the College.

We will have a full programme of workshops for both Hammered Dulcimer and Mountain Dulcimer players of all levels, a tutor concert on Saturday afternoon, our renowned Nonsuch open-stage concert on Saturday evening, regular and slow sessions with leaders, and time for some informal dancing! Our guest tutors include some new to Nonsuch, and some familiar faces: Mick Doherty (USA) & Sue Harris (UK) will be teaching on Hammered Dulcimer, with Stephen Seifert (USA) featured on Mountain Dulcimer. A favourite tutor, Anne Lough (USA) will be returning to teach both Hammered and Mountain Dulcimer. Lisa Warburton (UK), Geoff Reeve-Black & Duncan Gibbs (UK) & John Shaw (UK) will lead other featured workshops. Once again, we will also have a full three days of separate workshops for beginners on both HD and MD, and we are pleased that Karen Buglass (USA) will be returning to lead the MD beginner workshops.

In order to take advantage of our tutors who are visiting from afar, we are also this year offering further one-day workshops on Tuesday 22nd October with Mick Doherty (HD), Anne Lough (HD) and Stephen Seifert (MD). Please click on the event link below for more details.

Please click on Nonsuch Annual Weekend 2019 for full details and a booking form.

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]

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), and move round different venues in the South.
The Southern Members have created a list of tunes that are often played at the meet.  Contact: Jill Nicholas on 01305 265691, 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.