South Wales Meetings

A Welsh Dulcimers session is being organised on occasional Wednesday afternoons at TABERNACLE CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL, Chapel Terrace, Rhiwderin, NEWPORT, NP10 8RH.

We are mainly a Mountain Dulcimer group and during the first hour we concentrate on tunes that are easier for new and less confident players. After a break for lunch (we all take our own although hot drinks are available) we choose harder tunes.

Nonsuch Plays Nonesuch Online Launch 21 June 7pm

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.

Nonsuch 30th Annual Weekend 7-10 Oct

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.

COVID-19 Guidance for Events

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.

Dr. Vic Gammon

Spring Fling 2022, Bookings Open!

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 (more…)

Nonsuch Annual Weekend 2021 Online

We have decided to postpone our Nonsuch in-person annual weekend until 2022, and will instead be offering another full weekend of online workshops and other activities – tutor concert, sessions, and more!
New this year are additional member-led workshops on Friday.
The date is: 5 – 7th November 2021.

Southern Members Meeting

Southern Meetings

Our Southern members rotate around different venues in the region. We cover Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. The meeting are held several times a year, usually on a Sunday. Contact us for forthcoming dates and to go on a mailing list. For a list of tunes played, see Peter Bromwich’s website.

South Western Meets

We are an all-ability group and we aim to have fun! We focus on the mountain dulcimer, but welcome all instruments. We try to play three or four familiar tunes from our core repertoire, by ear if possible; learn new tunes brought by anyone who wishes; cover a learning point or two; and of course have a chat!