Nonsuch Events

Nonsuch Big Zoom Session

12/12/23 - 31/08/24
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet Ups | Nonsuch Event | Online Events

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 2nd Tuesday of the month.
December 12th – Hilary
January 9th Chris Nash
February 13th – Sandie
March 12th – Pete
April 9th – Hilary

Welsh Dulcimer Session

04/01/24 - 29/02/24
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Tabernacle Congregational Chapel, Newport
Meet Ups | Nonsuch Event

Forthcoming Welsh Dulcimers session will be from 1200 to 1600 on
Thursday 4th January 2024
Thursday 15th February 2024
The address is TABERNACLE CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL, Chapel Terrace, Rhiwderin, NEWPORT, NP10 8RH.

Bring your own lunch. For further details and the link to access the Dropbox, please contact Hamish Cormie, at

Spring Fling 2024

09/04/24 - 11/04/24
All-day event
Location: Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle
Major Events | Meet Ups | Nonsuch Event | Workshops
Alistair Anderson

This is our third year in the big city at the Copthorne Hotel on Newcastle’s happening quayside. As before there are plenty of chances to socialise and jam as well as venture out into this historic city!

We continue to develop the event and this year are delighted to welcome acclaimed musician and educator Alistair Anderson as our North East guest speaker on Thursday, and Hammered Dulcimer player Amanda Lowe to run a range of workshops as part of the Wednesday programme.

This year we include workshops suitable for any instrument, meanwhile we continue with that unique North Eastern flavour. Start learning Geordie now – gan canny!

Other Events

Mountain Dulcimers in Italy

08/03/24 - 09/03/24
All-day event
Location: Chiusavecchia, Imperia, Italy
Concerts | Other Event | Workshops

Teacher: Brett Ridgeway
Enrolment deadline: 8 February 2024

The first-ever Mountain/Appalachian Dulcimer workshop held in Italy, taught by an esteemed American teacher with decades of experience, based in Pennsylvania and in Europe for the first time.

This two-day workshop will be taught in the beautiful olive mill of Roccanegra, Chiusavecchia.

Lessons will be suitable for both BEGINNERS who have never played a mountain dulcimer as well as INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED players who are already familiar with the instrument and would like to hone their skills in this repertoire.