The Nonsuch Dulcimer Club is a UK based organisation for anyone interested in hammered, or mountain dulcimers. The club was formed in 1993 by a small handful of hammered Dulcimer players, but soon extended its activities to also incorporate mountain dulcimer. It now has over 200 members who play one (or both) of these instruments. Although most of the members live here in the UK, we also have members in Europe and the USA.
Club members have a wide range of experience and ability, from non-players, right up to professional level. There are also several members who build instruments, ranging from the one-off exercise in woodwork to the commercial instrument maker.
The club’s main aim is to promote interest in the instruments. Workshops are run at various times throughout the year, and an annual, residential weekend in October. There are also a range of informal get-togethers in different parts of the country, where you can get to know other members, and learn (or teach) skills and tunes.
Because the club is not “based” anywhere specific in the UK, we keep members informed about news, events, reviews, and educational articles, via a quarterly newsletter, in addition to this website, of course. We also put members in touch with each other via our members directory.
The club has a small number of both hammered, and mountain dulcimers, which members can hire at reasonable cost, and has also built up a library collection of dulcimer related videos, DVD’s, instructional material and various other articles of interest to which members have access.
In July 2019 the club became a registered charity. We are registered in England and Wales, Registration Number 1184249.
Interested in joining us? Apply here