• Dulcimer Junction Issue 6

    September 3, 2021

    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.

  • Roger Frood

    Replacing strings on a Hammered Dulcimer

    August 19, 2021

    Complete instructions, with diagrams, for replacing one or more strings on a hammered dulcimer, by Roger Frood. This article first appeared in the Nonsuch Newsletter in the 1990s.

  • Dulcimer Junction Issue 5

    May 31, 2021

    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.

  • Adopt a Ron Moore Mountain Dulcimer!

    May 23, 2021

    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.

  • Southern Members Meeting

    Grants for Nonsuch Regional Events

    May 19, 2021

    Helping you get together locally! After over a year of virtual gatherings, we do hope that some of us have the chance to meet and enjoy playing music together in person. We really want to make this happen, and the club would like to help in any way that we can including a small grant to help make an event viable.

  • Dulcimer Junction Issue 4

    February 28, 2021

    In this 4th edition of the Audio Supplement, hosted by Ken Hudson of Roving Folk, you will hear music & songs from Ken Bloom, Rachel Sprinkle, Deborah Justice, John Pearse, Shirley Collins, The Albion Country Band, the English Dulcimer Duo, Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger, Pete & Chris Coe and Grant Olson.

  • Dulcimer Junction 3

    Dulcimer Junction Issue 3

    December 3, 2020

    In this 3rd edition of the Audio Supplement, hosted by Ken Hudson of Roving Folk, we have an assortment of tracks which we hope you will find to be of interest - including contributions from Nonsuch members. Within the newsletter, you will find music to play from - and in this audio supplement, you will hear how it can sound - Music & songs from Jim Couza; Howie Mitchell; Damian Clark; Dan Evans; The Corries; Billy Cooper; Billy Bennington; Kattywompus String Band.

  • Nonsuch AGM 2020 Voting Results

    October 28, 2020

    Results of the AGM 2020 voting. Our trustees Sally Whytehead, Hilary Davies and Sandra Hudson were unanimously elected, and our reports and accounts were accepted.

  • Dulcimer Junction Issue 2

    September 3, 2020

    For anyone who enjoys the melodious sound of dulcimers – both hammered and mountain style – Roving Folk, on Phoenix Radio in Halifax, West Yorkshire – in association with the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club – brings you the 2nd edition of the Nonsuch Newsletter Audio Supplement, giving our newsletter an added dimension.

  • Typical layout for a 12/12 hammered dulcimer

    Hammered dulcimer tuning diagram

    January 25, 2020

    Diagram of the note layout for a standard, diatonically tuned hammered dulcimer with 12 treble courses and 12 bass courses; probably the most popular configuration in the UK

  • Roger Frood

    What makes a good (Hammered) Dulcimer, by Roger Frood

    November 8, 2019

    Roger Frood gives some advice on choosing a good quality hammered dulcimer, particularly useful when considering a second hand instrument.