Northern Nonsuch Music Sessions (via Zoom)

08/12/20 - 31/01/21

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, 8th December 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt
Tuesday, 22nd December 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt
Tuesday, 12th January 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt
Tuesday, 26th January 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt

Nonsuch Slow Jam Sessions (Via Zoom)

16/12/20 - 31/12/20

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 16th December – 2:00 to 3:30pm

Nonsuch Online Zoom “Drop-in” Sessions

17/12/20 - 31/01/21

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, 17th December – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursday, 7th January – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Thursday, 21st January – 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Nonsuch Online Holiday Session & Open Stage


Time: 7:30 - 9:30 om

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Let’s have a little more music with Nonsuch friends to celebrate the holiday season this winter!

Bake your mince pies, make some mulled cider or wine, and pick a tune that you would like to lead to share with everyone else. All instruments are welcome – from autoharps to zithers, banjos to dulcimers, songs or poetry. You are also welcome to just sit back and listen or play along.

Please don’t forget to sign up in good time if you’d like to join us!

Virtual Nova Scotia Meet

20/12/20 - 31/01/21

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 20th December 2020 from 2 – 4pm
Sunday 10th January 2020 from 2 – 4pm

Spring Fling Online 2021

20/03/21 - 21/03/21

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

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.