April 8 - LSSDS meeting
The Lone Star State Dulcimer Society will meet on April 8th at the First Christian Church, 114 Grauwyler Road in Irving, Texas. Start time will be 1:00 for beginning workshops. Jim Thornton will be leading the mountain dulcimer folks. Jim plans to teach the following tunes: Black Mountain Rag, Old Molly Hare, Waterbound, May Day Carol, Spring's Message. Pot Luck and business meeting will be sandwiched in the middle sometime.
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.