Virtual Nova Scotia Meet

02/08/20 - 31/08/20

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 2nd August 2020 from 2 – 4pm
Then a break until September, dates TBA.

Nonsuch Online Zoom “Drop-in” Sessions

06/08/20 - 30/09/20

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

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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).
Session 13: Thursday, 6th August – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 14: Thursday, 20th August – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 15: Thursday, 3rd September – 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 16: Thursday, 17th September – 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Northern Nonsuch Music Sessions (via Zoom)

11/08/20 - 30/09/20

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, 11th Aug, 2020 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt
Tuesday, 25th Aug, 2020 3-5 pm, run by Chris Fitt

Hammered Dulcimer Group Lessons with Geoff Smith Mmus.

15/08/20 - 22/08/20

Time: 4pm

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Group Lessons held using Zoom online with Geoff Smith Mmus. for beginners to advanced and beyond. These two lessons feature a traditional English folk song, Searching for Lambs, and a modern folk classic, Light Flight by Pentangle, which have in common the time signature of 5/4.
Geoff will present the two lessons over two separate days. Each lesson will be at least 1 hour plus an extra 10-15 minutes for summing up, advice and any questions & answers.

QuaranTUNE 2.0 Virtual Dulcimer Festival

28/08/20 - 30/08/20

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Following a very successful event in early June, with about 1500 individual participants from 7 countries (many from the UK), a second event at the end of August is now planned. Around 30 tutors will teach up to 20 sessions each over the 2 days, in hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer plus other instruments such as ukelele and penny whistle. Classes will be at a range of levels.

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop with Karen Mueller (USA)


Time: 15:00 – 18:00

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Karen Mueller

Announcing an upcoming workshop with Karen Mueller! Karen is a much-loved tutor, and will be teaching a 3-hour Mountain Dulcimer Workshop for Advanced Beginners and above. Expect some fun, great help with technique, and some varied and lovely music. More information and booking details will be available soon.
Cost £25.

The Sandbridge Hammered Dulcimer retreat is an annual event with 3 weeks of workshops in the Autumn and 1 in the Spring. You can book for one or more weeks.
The tutor is well known performer and teacher Ken Kolodner, assisted by MaryLynn Van Deventer. This year the Autumn event will be held via zoom, giving UK and European members a chance to attend.

Annual SCDH Dulcimer Festival

25/09/20 - 27/09/20

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Headliners – Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer, and Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer.

Six FREE jams, 18 ticketed workshops, Concert and special Focus Workshops. Workshops include hammered and mountain dulcimer, ukulele, guitar chord theory, bodhran, tin whistle, and a singalong, all on ZOOM.