2019 Events
[Erin Mae] 22nd - 24th MARCH 2019
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, Erin Mae (USA) and Damian Clarke (USA).

Erin Mae - Mountain Dulcimer
Erin Mae is a frequent tutor at workshops in the USA, and has been playing the mountain dulcimer for twenty years. She has a unique and expressive performance style, bringing traditional and new tunes to life, and a sensitive and knowledgeable teacher. For more information see Erin's Website.

[Damian Clarke] Damian Clarke - Hammered Dulcimer
Damian Clarke is a well-known UK performer and teacher who lives in Dorset but travels the country playing hammered dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy. Damian sings accompanied by his dulcimer, and will teach accompaniment and arranging skills, as well as some great tunes from his repertoire.For more information see Damian's Website.

The Spring Fling follows the relaxed pattern established over previous years; with workshops during the day and informal sessions in the evenings.

Book by 7th December 2018 for our early bird discount!

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.

20 - 24 MAY 2019
DULCIMERS AT HALSWAY
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
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 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 - 21st OCTOBER 2019
NONSUCH 28th ANNUAL WEEKEND & WORKSHOPS

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 usual we will 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 opportunties for informal music and sessions. 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.