22nd - 26th MAY 2017
HALSWAY MANOR WEEK
A practical workshop week combining 4 strands: mountain dulcimer with both an Introductory Course for beginners/improvers with loan instruments available, and a more in-depth Exploring Course course suitable for intermediate and/or advanced level players and advanced players of other fretted instruments. Introductory (beginners/improvers) and Exploring (intermediate/advanced) hammered dulcimer courses will run alongside this.
Four great tutors from the UK and US will be teaching:
Mountain Dulcimer (MD): Tutors Dave Haas (USA) and Pete Coe (UK)
Hammered Dulcimer (HD): Stephen Humphries (USA) and Sue Harris (UK)
For further details, see
Halsway Manor or contact
Geoff Black (tel. 07817 310083).
12th AUGUST 2017
JIM IN JOHN'S GARDEN
We have a new venue for the Annual Celebration remembering Jim Couza. It's moving to Jim's brother-in-law's garden, just a couple of miles away from the old 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. 12th August 2017 has been agreed for this year's event - Put it in your diary now!.
See Jim in John's Garden for details and to RSVP.
21 - 25th AUGUST 2017
FOLK SUMMER SCHOOL, GOOIK BELGIUM
This annual event features week long workshops of hammered dulcimer (tutors - Advanced - Anne Lough (USA) and Beginner - Pieter Blondelle) as well as hommel and many other instruments. There's usually a few Nonsuch members there.
See website for details.
17th SEPTEMBER 2017
DAN EVANS CONCERT, OLNEY
Dan is organising a concert on Sunday afternoon 17th September in the Hall of the Olney Centre, High Street Olney. 3pm start / £10 est ticket price including a glass of wine.
Artists - Dan Evans - dulcimers / Andy Crowdy - bass / Rebecca Hallworth - vocals.
Dan Evans for further details.
20th - 23rd OCTOBER 2017
NONSUCH ANNUAL WEEKEND & 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club is pleased to
invite you to join us at our Annual Weekend, which this year is a special 3 day event celebrating our 25th anniversary.
We are returning to the very successful venue that we used 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, a ceilidh with caller, and plenty of room for sessions. We have a wide range of guest tutors from the USA, Europe and the UK. Jody Marshall, Amanda Lowe (pictured top and bottom left) & Sue Harris will be featured on Hammered Dulcimer, and Rob Brereton, Michel Terlinck (pictured top and bottom right) & Robin Clark on Mountain Dulcimer.
Please click on
Nonsuch Annual Weekend 2017 for details and booking form.
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.