Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm

Location: Edgworth Cricket Club (Bolton Road) BL7 0AP

Meet Ups | Nonsuch Event

On Saturday, October 2nd at Edgworth Cricket Club (6 Bolton Road, Turton, Bolton, BL7 0AP), near Bolton from 10.30am – 2.30pm.- part of Edgworth Folk Festival.

Members and Friends of the Nonsuch Dulcimer Club are warmly invited to join ‘Us Northerners’ for some or all of the following activities at this Northern Nonsuch event, which has two very important purposes – to promote dulcimers to the wider public (whether musicians or not) and also to catch up with friends old and new from our wonderful Club, many of whom we have not seen in person for far too long! And, of course, to play some good tunes! (see programme below)

Nonsuch has had a presence at Edgworth Folk Festival for the past 10 years but this year, due to COVID space limitations, we have hired the function room in the Cricket Club, next door to the Festival venue, the Barlow Institute. Lots of space and ventilation. So, if you live close enough (Edgworth is within easy access of the Lancashire M6/M60/M62 corridors, near Bolton), or have plans to perhaps be passing through the area, or walking the West Pennine Moors on Saturday 2nd Oct, it would be really great to see you!  www.folkatthebarlow.com/edgworth-folk-festival

We ask if members would be happy to contribute £5 towards room costs. Bar and hot drinks are available at the Cricket Club.

Please bring your own lunch if you wish; food (not Festival-connected) is also available at the Barlow (https://thebarlow.co.uk/the-reading-room (Chris Fitt says “I can recommend their cakes, as my niece bakes ’em!”) The Barlow Institute is a very striking Edwardian building, dating from 1907, now run as a successful local community hub. https://thebarlow.co.uk


“Come and Try” 10:30 – 12:00 noon

We have invited festival goers and members of the public to try out playing a dulcimer (HD & MD), listen to their captivating sounds and find out about the different types of Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers that are found across the world. Nonsuch members will be there to help, play, explain and chat with each other and with any members of the public who turn up. 

Dulcimer-led Festival Tunes Session 12:00 – 1:00pm

Come and join in the music playing your own instrument—it doesn’t have to be a dulcimer. We will be joined by musicians from Edgworth Folk Festival taking place next door at The Barlow. Northern Nonsuch members will lead some of the tunes and songs that we have played over the last 12 months during our zoom music sessions plus  some other well known material. 

Showcase 1:00 – 2:30pm

This is our opportunity to demonstrate the range of music styles for which dulcimers are used.                    

Other Information

Covid-19. By attending this event, you agree that you will at all times whilst in attendance comply with the relevant government guidelines on Covid-19.  We reserve the right to require you to leave the event should you fail to comply with these guidelines, or by behaving in a manner which endangers other attendees.  We recommend you take a lateral flow test before attending the event.  Please be prepared to wear a face covering. 

Photography & Video Recording. This event is being sponsored by Nonsuch Dulcimer Club. The participants or event coordinator may wish to take photos or video recordings during the event. Anyone who wishes to do so should notify all present beforehand. If you do not wish to be part of such photos or recordings, please mention this at the time and remove yourself from the scene as appropriate.

If people want to stay on later after our Nonsuch event finishes at 2.30pm on Saturday there are two concerts, 3.30-6pm and 7.30-11pm, with a Music / Song Session or Meet the artist in between. This will cost £10.00 ; all proceeds go to The Barlow.

Please Contact Chris Fitt if you are interested in coming or would like more details.