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Dulcimer Events Page

Dulcimer Events Page

by Steve Eulberg & Linda Ratcliff

Each of us loves to have a trusted and reliable location to learn of the things going on that are important in our universe.

For many years EverythingDulcimer.com was that place.

As that website moves into an historical position in the internet dulcimer world, we want to be certain that none of us loses access to the information about upcoming Dulcimer Events.

We have been hosting Live Events at DulcimerCrossing.com as a benefit for our Basic and Premium Subscribers.

We have added a Dulcimer Events Page to our website (see the 6th tab from the left at the top). Our vision is to provide as complete a list of dulcimer events as possible – including not just festivals, but also workshops and concerts by dulcimer artists.

ACCESSIBILITY:

You can sort this database and look over upcoming events according to the start date, type of event, name of event, location, city, and state. Just click on the column title to reorganize the information.

Please feel free to let us know about your upcoming event by using the Dulcimer Event Information Form. And always keep an eye on our Live Events Calendar, for upcoming concerts sponsored by Dulcimer Crossing.

 

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Sam Edelston in Concert

Sam Edelston in Concert

by Linda Ratcliff

Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.
– Arthur Ashe

Upcoming Live Concert
Sam Edelston
July 9th
8:30 p.m. EDT | 7:30 CDT | 6:30 MDT | 5:30 PDT

Sam Edelston

DulcimerCrossing.com will be presenting a FREE concert for all Premium Members streaming live via Concert Window. Sam Edelston is an entertainer with many facets. In recent years, he has been pushing the creative boundaries of the mountain dulcimer. He also performs on guitar, banjo, and occasionally hammered dulcimer, and sings. He does songs that span the rock & roll era and decades before that, plus folk, original songs, funny songs, shout-alongs, and more.

Sam Edelston is on a mission to make dulcimers as widely known as flutes and fiddles. His videos have been viewed half a million times, including his performance of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, which is one of YouTube’s most watched mountain dulcimer videos.

Sam likes to show how much a mountain dulcimer can do beyond its folk roots, so expect to hear some “old standards,” pop, rock, country, maybe some originals, and a few surprises – including many songs that he hasn’t previously posted online.
For more information about Sam, visit www.SamTheMusicMan.com.

Join Dulcimer Crossing as a Premium Member to receive the link!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask Steve or myself.

Happy dulcimering,
Linda
 

DulcimerCrossing at Summer Festivals

DulcimerCrossing at Summer Festivals

by Steve Eulberg

You can find DulcimerCrossing Faculty teaching at several Dulcimer Festivals this summer!

Erin Mae Lewis (Mountain) will be teaching at Kentucky Music Week (June 24-29) in Bardstown, Kentucky and at Camp Kiya (July 22-26) in Tehachapi, California.

Don Pedi & Steve Eulberg (Mountain) will be teaching at Dulcimer U (July 22-27) at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Don Pedi (Mountain) will be teaching at the Swannanoa Old-Time Week (July 15-21) Swannanoa, North Carolina, and the Homer Ledford Dulcimer Festival (Aug 31-Sept 1) Winchester, Kentucky.

Neal Hellman & Deborah Hamouris (Mountain) will be teaching at Redwood Dulcimer Day (Aug 19) in Scotts Valley (Santa Cruz), California.

Matthew Dickerson (Hammered) will be teaching at Kentucky Music Week (June 24-29) in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Matthew and Bill Robinson (Hammered) will be teaching at the Evart FunFest (July 19-22) in Evart, Michigan.

Larry & Elaine Conger,(Mountain) are the Directors of Dulcimer U (July 22-27) at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Linda Thomas (Hammered) will be teaching at the Ozark Heritage Festival (July 17-21) Mountain View, Arkansas.

Robert Force (Mountain)  is hosting the 44th Kindred Gathering (Aug 3-5) in Port Ludlow, Washington.

Aubrey Atwater (Mountain) will be teaching at the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering (July 13-14) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Vi Wickam (Fiddle) will be teaching workshops at the National Old-Time Fiddler’s Contest & Festival (June 18-22) in Weiser, Idaho and the El Sistema Fiddle Camp (July 23-27) in Denver, Colorado.

Steve Eulberg (Hammered) will be teaching at Dulcimer U Hammered Dulcimer Weekend (July 27-30) at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

 

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Live Event with Wendy Songe!

Live Event with Wendy Songe!

UPCOMING LIVE CONCERT by WENDY SONGE
WEDNESDAY
May 23rd
8:30 p.m. EDT | 7:30 CDT | 6:30 MDT | 5:30 PDT


Enjoy Wendy playing “King of the Fairies” on her mountain dulcimer.

 

Wendy Songe is an award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, performer, teacher, and Nationally touring musician. Her music weaves an eclectic tapestry of diverse instruments, cultures, and songs from across the globe. Wendy promotes music education, teaching private, group and online lessons to students of every age and experience level. She also volunteers her time and talent, giving hundreds of hours of hands-on music enrichment to disabled adults, through her Pay-it-Forward initiative with community non-profit outreach agencies.

Wendy’s Concert Window show on Wednesday, May 23rd will feature the mountain dulcimer. The event is for ALL members. It’s a concert you don’t want to miss! Click here to attend.

Support Wendy on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/WendySonge/posts

 

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Advent Musical Devotions

Advent Musical Devotions

by Steve Eulberg

HarkCoverIn the busyness of the season before Christmas and holiday celebrations, we can get so lost in the preparations that we lose our focus and feel like the joy of the occasion is lost, and we feel like we’ve been run over by the holiday.

Once again, I am offering Advent Musical Devotions delivered to your email box to help you take a few moments to breathe and recenter.

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A new feature this year is being able to choose whether you’d like

to receive these musical offerings Weekly or Daily.  (You can make this choice when you sign up here.)

These offerings feature music recorded on several of my recordings, paired with images, many of which I have captured

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in my journeys across the nation and world, and within my own heart.

May you be blessed this Advent season of preparation, so that you may be a blessing to others.

 

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Posted by on December 5, 2017 in special event, subscriber news

 

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Live Event! Karen Alley

Live Event! Karen Alley

Karen Alley, 2014 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, has been on the faculty of the Colorado Dulcimer Festival for years and shared one of her Habits for a Healthy Music Habitat with premium subscribers of DulcimerCrossing.com.

This Sunday, December 3rd, she will play a live, interactive ConcertWindow Show for DulcimerCrossing Subscribers!

[If you are not familiar with ConcertWindow, this is an internet platform that allows performers and watcher/listeners to connect with each other from the convenience of their own locations, using their computer, tablet or phone!  DulcimerCrossing began offering these as a benefit for their members January 2016.]

About the artist:

Karen was playing the fiddle at a folk festival in 2004 when she discovered the hammered dulcimer, and found that she could make much nicer sounds on the dulcimer than on the fiddle. Hammered dulcimer rapidly became a passion, and she now teaches and performs across the US.

Her repertoire ranges from Celtic to classical to hymns to show tunes, and her style combines percussive techniques with the rich harmonies and broad dynamics that make the dulcimer one of the most expressive instruments used in the folk community.

She has released two albums showcasing a variety of styles, as well as two books: “Beyond Melodies, Using Chords to Add Harmony,” which demystifies music theory and playing harmonies with melody lines, and “Christmas with your Dulcimer,” a book of arrangements of favorite Christmas carols for beginner and intermediate players.

When she’s not playing the dulcimer, Karen is a glaciologist specializing in the ice shelves of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. She also teaches in the geology department at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

http://www.dulcimercrossing.com/dc_liveEvents_pm.html

 

 

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Hammered Dulcimer Highlight

Hammered Dulcimer Highlight

Steve Eulberg gave a Hammered Dulcimer Concert Window show for Premium Subscribers at DulcimerCrossing on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Here is the highlight video.

Subscribe to a Premium Membership at DulcimerCrossing to have access to all the Live Events.