January 21 - LSSDS Meeting at First Christian Church, Irving
Note that this is a slip from our usual second Saturday meeting. The LSSDS club meeting will be at the First Christian Church of Irving, located at 114 W. Grauwyler Road at 1 PM.
January 25-29 - Coffee Creek Jam
The Coffee Creek Jam takes place at Coffee Creek RV Park, 13429 S Hwy 281, Santo, TX. There is no registration fee. All workshopss are volunteer. There is a "kitty" can to pay for paper products. This is an acoustic jam. All instruments are welcome. You can make your reservations at the RV park at 940-769-2277.
February 3-4 - 14th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival
Our friends just north of us are about to kick off the Colorado Dulcimer Festival in Littleton, CO. Their guest artists this year are Jody Marshall (hammered dulcimer) and Susan Trump (mountain dulcimer), plus scads of local instructors and performers. We’re very appreciative of their efforts to put on wonderful festivals year after year. For registration information and other details, see www.coloradodulcimerfestival.com
March 9-12 - 16th ANNUAL LAGNIAPPE DULCIMER SOCIETY FÊTE
The Fête will be held March 9 through 12, 2017 in Port Allen, Louisiana at the Community Center and Museum as years past. The theme is "Yankee Doodle Dulcimer". For a whole lot more information you can visit their website at http://www.lagniappedulcimerbr.org/.
May 12-14 - Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival
Glen Rose: It’s ON! The City of Glen Rose accepted our proposal and we’re getting set to go with it. Headliners so far are Harmony from Mt. View, Arkansas and Marsha Harris from Morehead City, NC. Stay tuned as we fine tune the happenings for the 36th Annual Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival, May 12-14, 2017.
November 3-4 - 8th Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival
This year they will feature Aubrey Atwater with husband Elwood Donnelly plus Joe Collins on mountain dulcimer, and Wes Chappell and Randy Marchany from No Strings Attached on hammered dulcimer. Tina Gugeler, David Ellison, and Irma Reeder will also be teaching dulcimer. They will again feature over 40 workshops including numerous non-dulcimer classes. When they had Aubrey (solo) out at their first festival in 2010, attendees told them they wished she had given a clogging workshop. Well, they’ve talked her into doing just that for this year! Workshop schedule is in progress, but the rest of the website is updated and they are now accepting registrations. Plan to join them in November! All the info you need is at their web site.