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
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.
Sunday September 12th 2:00 – 4:15pm
Sunday October 24th 2:00 – 4.15pm
Sunday December 12th 2:00 – 4:15pm
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
Monday November 15th 3:30 – 5:30pm
Monday December 13th 3:30 – 5:30pm
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
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.
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.