Dulcimers gathering in the area for fun
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Bonnie Leigh’s (sitting to the right of the ladder) strumming class takes a break to cool off during last year’s August Dulcimer Daze.
Bonnie Leigh’s (sitting to the right of the ladder) strumming class takes a break to cool off during last year’s August Dulcimer Daze.
DOVER- On the weekend of Friday through Sunday, August 11, 12, and 13, the Mountain Dulcimer players from across the United States and Canada will be gathering at the Mountaineer Inn, 270 Handle Road, for the 26th annual August Dulcimer Daze. The event, sponsored by George and Mary Haggerty, of Folk Craft Music in Jacksonville, is one of the yearly national dulcimer gatherings and attracts players who are workshop teachers, students, and performers. The weekend is packed full of workshops, many mini concerts, sales booths, jam sessions, dulcimer rentals, and food.

Workshops are filling up quickly and several are closed already. To check out the schedule visit www.augustdulcimerdaze.com/sched_detail.html. The workshops are available for everyone from beginners to advanced. The Saturday night concert features traditional folk music with Bing Futch, Susan Trump, and Pam Weeks starting at 8 pm at MHCA Dover Cinema, 4 Mountain Park Plaza.

Rental dulcimers are available for the weekend at a $5 charge. General admission tickets are $15, available at the theater during movie show times.

All activities are at the Mountaineer Inn, 270 Handle Road, except the Saturday evening concert. Call Folk Craft Music for further information, (802) 368-7437, or visit www.augustdulcimerdaze.com.
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