Nonsuch Events

Nonsuch Online Zoom “Drop-in” Sessions

09/09/21 - 31/12/21

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm 1st Thursday, usually

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During these sessions, we have a chance to chat, and also to play music with one person leading and the others joining in (but only hearing themselves and the leader). Generally on the 1st Thursday of the month
Thursday September 9th 3:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday October 7th 3:00 – 5.00pm
Thursday November 4th 3:00 – 5pm
Thursday December 9th 3:00 – 5pm

Virtual Nova Scotia Meet

12/09/21 - 31/12/21

Time: 2:00 - 4:15 pm

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The South Western Meets at the Nova Scotia, Bristol have gone Virtual! These are now open to all and are designed to be especially mountain dulcimer friendly. Other instruments are also welcome.
Forthcoming Sessions:
Sunday September 12th 2:00 – 4:15pm
Sunday October 24th 2:00 – 4.15pm
Sunday December 12th 2:00 – 4:15pm

Nonsuch Slow Jam Sessions (Via Zoom)

14/09/21 - 31/12/21

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 2nd Tuesday changing to 2nd Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 - from November 2021

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No pressure slow jam for beginner Hammered Dulcimer players on Zoom. Come along for a chat and play a few standard session tunes at a slow pace.
Tuesday September 14th 2:00 – 4:00pm
Tuesday October 12th 2:00 – 4:00pm
Thursday November 11th 3:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday December 16th 3:00 – 5:00pm

Eastern Region: Dulcimer Event


Time: 1pm - 5pm

Location: John Peel Centre, Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1E

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An event for Dulcimer players in the Eastern Region (and beyond) to meet and swap information, tunes etc. in an informal and socially appropriate way.
There will be an opportunity for players to try out dulcimers from other cultures with a 1912 Bohak, Hungarian Cimbalom; a smaller cimbalom (maker and date unknown), a four octave Yang qin, East Anglian dulcimer, and a Hackbrett. Dulcimers from other cultures are very welcome.
Teas and Coffees will be available.

Cost £5.

Northern Nonsuch Music Sessions (via Zoom)

28/09/21 - 31/12/21

Time: 3pm to 5pm 4th Tuesdays every month, 2nd and 4th from November 2021

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A regular zoom Nonsuch music session once a month on 4th Tuesday from 3-5pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesday from November.

Meet Northern Nonsuch members plus others from farther afield to play and socialise. Forthcoming dates:
Tuesday September 28th 3:00 – 5:00pm
Saturday October 2nd for the live Nonsuch session at Edgeworth
Tuesday October 26th 3:00 – 5:00pm
Tuesday November 9th 3:00 – 5:00pm
Tuesday November 23rd 3:00 – 5:00pm
Tuesday December 14th 3:00 – 5:00pm

Northern Nonsuch Open Day


Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm

Location: Edgworth Cricket Club

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Northern Members meet up as part of Edgworth Folk Festival. Have a go sessions open to all, a general folk session for all at lunchime, plus a chance for Nonsuch members to catch up and share music in person!

Nonsuch Annual Weekend 2021 Online

05/11/21 - 07/11/21

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We have 3 days of events with hammered and mountain dulcimer workshops from: Jessica Comeau (MD) (USA), Carol Crocker (MD) (USA), Colin Beasley (HD) (USA) and Stephen Humphries (HD) (USA). These cover a wide range of players levels, from Advanced Beginner and up. We also have a tutors concert on Saturday and a friendly club session on Sunday.
New for this year are Friday Feature Workshops with a range of topics covering repair, maintenance and more, and history of both types of dulcimer.
This year we are also running a session on Friday to remember our long-standing member John Shaw, who sadly died in June 2020.

Other Events

Sandbridge (USA) Hammered Dulcimer Retreat

19/09/21 - 09/10/21

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The Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer retreat is an biannual event with 3 weeks of workshops in the Autumn and 2 in the Spring with an additional 2 day master class in the Spring. You can book for one or more weeks.
The tutor is well known performer and teacher Ken Kolodner, assisted by Mary Lynn Michal. This year the Autumn event will be held both in person and via zoom, giving UK and European members a chance to attend.

SCDH Harvest Festival of Dulcimers

24/09/21 - 26/09/21

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Online festival with sessions, workshops and concerts. Featuring Jody Marshall (HD) and Aubrey Atwater (MD), plus other well-known tutors and performers.

Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

01/10/21 - 03/10/21

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Featured artists: MiMi Hashizume (hammered dulcimer), Cristian Huet (mountain dulcimer), Grant Olson (mountain dulcimer), Bill Robinson (hammered dulcimer). Plus Carmen Amrein (hammered dulcimer) and others.

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival 5.0

07/10/21 - 10/10/21

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Registration is now open for this online festival which offers a wide range of 1 hour workshops for all levels of player of both hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer, as well as a few other instruments. UK tutors Dizzi Dulcimer, Geoff Reeve-Black and Duncan Gibbs, and Robin Ward are included in the schedule!

Hackbrett Online Festival

23/10/21 - 24/10/21

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Two days of workshops, concerts, jam session & more … The festival is planning to offer 1-2 English speaking workshops, bilingual workshops and will offer live translation if there is interest in a certain workshop which won’t be offered bilingual.