ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

Upcoming 2022 Dulcimer Events

Wilderness Wildlife Week Playout-Thursday, January 27, 2022.      We will be playing at the Ramsey Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.   There will be two sessions:  Noon to 1:00 and 2:30 to 3:30.   Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your time to set up.   Set lists will be provided.   You can sign up below at the SignUp Genius.    Currently only 1 space available for each time slot.   There is a Wait List to fill any cancellations.

Wilderness Wildlife Week is a celebration of the creatures, features and cultures of the Great Smoky Mountains.     This is a fun event that we have participated in previous years.    Contact Clair Meggs at luckymeggs@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Click here to sign up for playouts.

Tickets are now on sale for Blackberry Winter, a mountain dulcimer concerto, to be played in concert by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra with Stephen Seifert on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Bijou Theatre.    You can CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. 

Coming February 4 & 5, 2022–Quarantune 6.0!   Register  Now! 

New Appalachian Dulcimer courses will begin in March 2022 at Pellissippi State Community College.   Click on flyer below for more information.   

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Recent Activities

Tugaloo Waltz

 

Phyllis Woods Brown

We had our annual club picnic on Saturday, October 2, on the shores of Tellico Lake in Tellico Village.    Phyllis Woods Brown was our guest instructor for the day.  She had composed a new waltz which she taught to all attendees of the picnic.   This tune is to be a gift to KADC so we may name it whatever we like.     

Below is the link to hear club members play the tune following Saturday’s workshop.    Since it is a waltz, it should probably be played a little faster than this; however, it sounds quite lovely at this speed too.   

If you did not attend the picnic, you may get the tab and/or notation on the Members Only Page.    

Link to hear the tune:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aUVyKy7Oxo

Our tune now has an official name.   The votes have been counted and the winner is Tugaloo Waltz which was submitted by Ben D’Ooge.

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL – We had nine members show up for playing at the Storytelling Festival on Saturday, September 18, 2021.     Rudy Ryan spent the day teaching people who had an interest in learning to how to play the mountain dulcimer while the other eight played for a small walk-by audience.    As it was in April at Spring Planting Day, the event was hampered by passing rain showers, however, we all had a good time.    Below are a couple videos of us playing. 

Click below for Fiddler Has Played His Last Tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xheRygDonrk

 

See more dulcimer events in the January newsletter.