Other Clubs & Regular Jams of Interest to Acoustic Music Players
Shady Grove Old Time Jam:
This is a small informal jam group learning and playing old time/celtic music in San Angelo, Texas that is meeting weekly Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. at a private residence but open to all old time players. The group currently includes hammer dulcimer, fiddle, mandolin, Irish drum, Irish lap harp, 6 string banjo, penny whistle and occasional guitar – looking forward to having other old time acoustic instruments in the group joining in including mountain dulcimers, ukes, autoharps, etc. For more information, contact Charis Worden or Ken Kuntz.
Dallas Ol' Time Music Jam
Don’t forget the good old-time music at Dallas Heritage Village from 2 to 4:30 on the first and third Saturdays of the month. As always, your stringed instrument serves as your entry ticket into the village at no cost. Non-musician (friends and family) are supposed to pay a reduced fee of $5 for entry. For more information contact: Dean Barber (972)-890-3733.
Red River Valley Dulcimer Club
The Red River Valley Dulcimer Club meets in various places in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. They do workshops before lunch and a jam session after lunch. Both kinds of dulcimers are supported, and of course, other acoustic instruments are welcome in the jams. For more information, see their web site
Northeast Texas Dulcimer Chorus
The Northeast Texas Dulcimer Chorus meets on the first Saturday of the month at the First Baptist Church of Pittsburg, TX. The day starts at 9 AM with workshops for mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and sometimes ukulele. From 10 until Noon, they jam and all acoustic instruments are welcome. At Noon, they adjourn to the local Pizza Inn for lunch and do a mini-concert.
There is an informal group that meets in Hawkins at the First Baptist Church on the Fourth Saturday of the month to jam from 1-4pm. The group includes both kinds of dulcimers, guitars, stand-up bass, mandolin, autoharps, and sometimes a fiddle. Contact Sharon Boucher to get on her mailing list.
Gilmer Dulcimer Players
There's a new opportunity to play the dulcimer in Gilmer. Several from the Pittsburg club wanted more opportunities to play in the Gilmer area, so after a very nice size turn-out for their first meeting, they've decided to start meeting on the second Saturday morning of each month. The meeting is from 9:30 until Noon in the annex to First Baptist Church, Gilmer. It is located at 304 Buffalo Street, on the southeast corner of Buffalo and Trinity.
A group of hammered dulcimer players are also meeting there at the same time for a workshop.
For more information contact James Barham.
The Jacksonville Jammers meet on the 4th Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, at the Senior Citizens Center, 302 So. Bolton in Jacksonville, TX.
"We also have mandolin, guitar, autoharp, bass, penny whistle, fiddle players and we offer free beginner mountain dulcimer lessons. Visitors are encouraged and welcomed. Bring your instrument and join our jam."
Dulcimer Friends in Texarkana
From Frances Scurlock:
"Dulcimer Friends" meet the third Saturday from 9 -12 at Westside Church of Christ, 524 Sowell Lane in Texarkana. There is a beginner group taught by Diana Quinn from 9 to 10. We learn new tunes or work on recently introduced tunes from 10 to 11. Ann Craig and Frances Scurlock help with this. At 11:00 we jam and each person is asked to choose a song. It may be one you like to play or one you would like to hear.
Besides mountain dulcimer players we have guitar, fiddle, bass, mandolin and sometimes banjo. We welcome anyone who wants to play, or learn to play. Many of our group are new players. Our goal for 2011 is to work up a play list which we can play at nursing homes and retirement centers. Most of all, we want everyone to enjoy playing music together. For more information contact Frances Scurlock at 903-824-5119.
Denton Area Dulcimers
There's a group of mountain dulcimer players who call themselves Denton Area Dulcimers. They meet First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road, Denton TX 76209, the last Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 2:00 or 3:00 so bring your lunch. For any further information, contact Helen Beck.
Raven Dulcimer Society
This is a group of people in the Huntsville, Texas area who enjoy playing dulcimers. Here is the group information:
President: Jan Campbell, 936-436-1995 Secretary: Paulette Wells, 936-344-6253 Meet 2nd Saturday of the month, 9am - 12pm First United Methodist Church youth annex 896 N Sam Houston Avenue Huntsville, Texas