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.
Hear contributions from Nonsuch members linking to a number of articles in the newsletter. We find out more about the stringed instrument called the Zither – we say a sad but fond farewell to mountain dulcimer maestro, John Shaw – and we have music and songs from John Rea, Pete Coe, Chris Foster and Damian Clarke with Bill Howarth.
Hear contributions from Nonsuch members Geoff Smith and Dan Evans, and links to a number of articles in the newsletter. Find out who inspired Joellen Lapidus – MD teacher; celebrate Chris Coe being awarded her EFDSS Gold Badge; hear Pete Coe recalling the formation of The New Victory Band; and also hear music and songs from Richard & Mimi Farina, Roger Nicholson, Jez Lowe, Jimmy Cooper and The New Victory Band.
Ron Moore, who died in late 2020 was a hobbyist instrument maker from East Sussex. Nonsuch Dulcimer Club has agreed with his family to help find homes for 21 unfinished mountain dulcimers, which are based on 1970s designs. Now updated with photos and descriptions of the instruments and an enquiry form.