Lone Star State Dulcimer Society

October 8-11 - Winter Creek Reunion, Bennington, OK

Headliners are Joe Jewel HD, Atwater & Donnelly MD & Guitar and clogging, Ann Norris Auto Harp and Linda Thomas and Dan DeLancy on HD and Guitar. Of course we will have our own excellent local talent, Randall McKinnon (he has a new CD out!), Sweet Song String Band, The Wrights, Dana Hamilton and more.

There will be three-hour specialty classes on Thursday led by Linda Thomas on HD, Aubrey Atwater on MD, Ann Norris on Auto Harp and Dan DeLancy on Guitar. There is a $30 fee for these to be paid directly to the instructor at the workshop.

On Thursday evening, there will be an old-fashioned barn dance at 7 PM. There will be workshops and jamming on Friday and Saturday during the day and concerts Friday and Saturday evening.

This is a FREE festival. All you pay for are meals and merchandise. Mail in your registration form to reserve your T-shirt and other festival goodies.

October 16-17 - New Mexico Dulcimer Festival

6th Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival is October 16-17, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM: Forty-six workshops this year in Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Celtic Harp, Bowed Psaltery, Autoharp, Guitar, Bodhran, Penny Whistle, and Ukulele. Featured performers include: David Moran and Joe Morgan, Bing Futch, Gary Gallier, David Ellison, Karen Alley, Irma Reeder, and Rick Thum. Instructor bios, schedule, workshop descriptions, host hotel, registration, all the details are at www.nmdulcfest.com. Get your registration form in the mail soon for the $95 early bird discount, goes up to $120 after September 15. Your registration will help ensure the future of this festival.

Charles Whitmer will be teaching an Autoharp workshop at the New Mexico Dulcimer Festival in October. That’s a nice addition to any festival. Attending a Charles Whitmer workshop is time well-spent. It’s added incentive for the Autoharp enthusiasts out there to make that trip to New Mexico.

November 6-7 - Old Mill Music Festival

The Old Mill Music Festival is November 6-7, 2015. Join us in the heart of the Davy Crockett National Forest for the fourth annual Old Mill Music Festival. Come and see some of the best in the business at this all acoustic two day event. Featured performers include: Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham, High Plains Jamboree, Roy Bookbinder, Spencer and Rains, Notorious, Kristyn Harris, Pipp Gillette, The Bayou Hotshots, Lyle and Lloyd, The Sawmill Vagrants, Old Town Gospel Project. It is between Nacogdoches/ Lufkin and Crockett on Highway 7 in Kennard, Texas. Turn in at The Old Mill (look for the sign just west of Kennard). Lloyd Wright, Email: lloydfwright@gmail.com Phone # (936)222-8895 or April Wright, Email: april@crockettspringsrealestate.com Phone # (936)222-3110. See the web site for more information.