Nonsuch celebrates Making Music Day 2022 with a Zoom Launch Party of the Nonsuch plays Nonesuch video celebrating our 30th anniversary. We will premiere the video that has been created by Jon Warbrick from your recordings including a special group video from Halsway Manor Dulcimer Week! We also hope to hear some reminiscences about Nonsuch and we will also play a few tunes together.
Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter. In Dulcimer Junction No.9, we have amazing variety. Ashley Hutchings – mountain dulcimer links; tunes to play; music linked to a concert review; Jean Ritchie remembered in an Ozark Mountain Radio podcast by Aubrey Atwater; a song of hope for the future; the sounds of a hommel or épinette; and music from the Paganini of the fiddle – James Hill.
Join us for our 30th Annual Weekend, this year in person at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire! a full 3-day weekend program (Friday pm – Monday) of workshops for both hammered and mountain dulcimer players of all levels, a Tutor Concert on Friday evening, our famous Nonsuch Open-Stage concert on Saturday evening, regular and slow sessions with leaders, and time for some informal dancing. There are also a 2-day weekend (Fri pm– Sunday) and non-residential options.
With the further easing of Covid restrictions in 2022, we would like to ask members and others about guidelines for returning to Nonsuch sponsored in-person events. This may be regional events, our Annual Weekend, or Spring Fling for example. ** Please note that this survey is anonymous unless you choose to give your name **
Here is the club's COVID-19 Guidance for events. If you are planning on attending a Nonsuch event please review this both when thinking of attending an event and closer to the time of the event.
As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations we invite you to join in a group recording of our namesake tune ‘Nonesuch’. Full details of how to do this are now here. The deadline for your submission is 1st May 2022.
Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter. Among the variety of topics in Dulcimer Junction No.8 - you will find - tunes to play; a book recommendation – which covers the history of the folk revival; more information about dance music in the 17th Century; and music recorded by Jack Bethel in his history of the dulcimer in Scotland.
Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter. We go back in time to several different eras – finding out about Music at the time of the Great Plague – and in 13th Century Spain – and then there’s the Glasgow Dulcimer Tradition in the 1930s – and music from Vaughan Williams .
Our Spring Fling event will be 12-14th April 2022 (mid-week), at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle, Quayside. Special Guest Dr Vic Gammon is joining us for the day on the 14th April, with a specially prepared illustrated talk. Vic is a writer, researcher and performer (singer, banjo and concertina player) and, until his retirement, was Senior ...
For the last 10 or so years, we have held our Spring Fling event in March, in Allendale, Northumberland. This event is now changing, and we are considering a move to the Gateshead Quayside area. Read about our ideas and have your say about this Spring event held in the North of England.