Virtual Nova Scotia Meet

21/02/21 - 31/03/21

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 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 21st February 2021 from 2 – 4:15pm
Sunday 7th March 2021 from 2 – 4:15pm

Northern Nonsuch Music Sessions (via Zoom)

23/02/21 - 31/03/21

Time: 3pm to 5pm 2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month.

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

Meet Northern Nonsuch members plus others from farther afield to play and socialise. Forthcoming dates:
Tuesday, 23rd February 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt
Tuesday, 9th March 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt
Tuesday, 23rd March 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt

Nonsuch Slow Jam Sessions (Via Zoom)

03/03/21 - 31/03/21

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

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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.
Wednesday 3rd March – 2.00 to 3.30pm
Wednesday 17th March – 2.00 to 3.30pm

Nonsuch Online Zoom “Drop-in” Sessions

04/03/21 - 31/03/21

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm 1st and 3rd Thursdays

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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 and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Thursday March 4th, 3:00 – 5:00pm – Spotlight on Welsh Tunes
Thursday March 18th 3:00 – 5:00pm- Spotlight on Irish Tunes

Spring Fling Online 2021

20/03/21 - 21/03/21

Concerts | Major Events | Online Events | Workshops


We have two days of workshops for hammered and mountain dulcimers players from beginner to advanced. We have lined up a fantastic set of tutors:
Laurie Alsobrook (USA) – Mountain Dulcimer
Rob Brereton (USA) – Mountain Dulcimer
Anne Lough (USA) – Hammered Dulcimer
Tania Opland (USA & Ireland) – Hammered Dulcimer
Bookings Now Open!

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 Spring event will be held via zoom, giving UK and European members a chance to attend.

Folk East POSTPONED to 2021

20/08/21 - 22/08/21

Location: Glemham Hall, Suffolk


Folk East Workshop

We have just heard this festival has been postponed until 2021. We expect English Dulcimer Duo will be at Folk East 2021, at Glemham Hall, Suffolk for HD concerts and workshops. They run the workshops in conjunction with Nonsuch, whose instruments they use (on a first-come basis). Come and have a go! (If you have (more…)

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

27/08/21 - 30/08/21

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


Shrewsbury Folk Festival Workshop

This has been postponed until 2021. We’re likely to be back to Shrewsbury Festival again in 2021. As before, we will be offering Mountain Dulcimer workshops in a variety of styles, with instruments provided. Led by Robin Clark. Further details from Robin Clark.