Upcoming 2023 Dulcimer Events
Ossoli Women's Circle Luncheon
We have been asked to play for a women’s luncheon on Monday, December 11 from 11:00 to 11:30 am. We are looking for 6-8 people to play. The Circle is located at Kingston Pike and Alcoa Hwy. Lunch will be provided to the players as well. Please sign up within the week so we can let them know if we can do this playout. Sign up below at the SignUp Genius. For more information, contact Linda Smith at email@example.com or Susan Gulley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Appalachian Musicians
Sarah Pirkle and her Junior Appalachian Musicians have invited us to come work with them again. This will be our third time! We are looking for 6 or 7 people to join in showing these talented young people the dulcimer. They meet on Mondays from 4 to 6 pm at the Heritage Center in Townsend. Once we have players signed up, we will determine a date to attend. It’s been a special occasion each time we’ve had this hands on experience with these kids. Please sign up soon so we can plan a date. Sign up below at the SignUp Genius.
MUSIC PACKET FOR LORINDA JONES' PICNIC WORKSHOP IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE MEMBERS ONLY PAGE ALONG WITH VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP THAT WAS PRESENTED AT THE PICNIC.
See more dulcimer events in the October newsletter.
On September 16, KADC members played at the annual Storytelling Festival at Bandy Creek, Big South Fork for a walk-by audience. Weather was good and only had one short shower!
Check out videos from the 2023 Play Music on the Porch Day on the Photo/Video Gallery.
Nine KADC members came out to play at the Butterfly Festival in Oak Ridge at the UT Arboretum on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Viki Rouse, Pam Tice, Claire Meggs, Susan Gulley, Linda Smith, Ruth Rizzie, Laura Van Eps, Sue Bartlett and Mark Reda played.
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.