2018 Events
27th JULY 2018

A one day get-together for dulcimer players in Scotland, the North of England and further afield – all welcome Make a weekend of it, and visit this unspoiled and less well-known part of Scotland.

* 47 miles from Carlisle; 85 from Glasgow
* 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

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
(TBC subject to sufficient support)

11th AUGUST 2018
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
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.

[Karen Image]

19th - 23rd OCTOBER 2018

The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club is pleased to invite you to join us at our 27th Annual Weekend, which will be held again this year at the Malvern St. James School in Great Malvern, with 2 or 3 day options as for last year, and new this year - an additional option of a stand alone special 4th day of workshops on the Tuesday to take full advantage of our tutors coming from the USA.

[Steve Image]

The school is a historic Victorian hotel, with great spaces for workshops and socialising, and also right opposite the train station. Great Malvern is a lovely historic spa town, and is surrounded by the stunningly beautiful Malvern Hills. Most attendees stay at the school but B&B options and camping are also available in and around Malvern.

We will have a full programme of workshops for both Hammered Dulcimer and Mountain Dulcimer players of all levels, a tutor concert on Friday night, our renowned Nonsuch open-stage concert on Saturday, regular and slow sessions with leaders, and maybe even time for some informal dancing!

Guest Tutors include: Karen Ashbrook (USA) [photo top right] & Dizzi Dulcimer Cree (UK) on Hammered Dulcimer, and Steve Eulberg (USA) [photo left] & Dan Evans (UK) on Mountain Dulcimer. Paul Oorts (USA), Andy McLaughlin (UK) & John Shaw (UK) will lead other featured workshops.

Please click on Nonsuch Annual Weekend 2018 for details and booking form.

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.