Upcoming 2022 Dulcimer Events

Appalachian Sounds

Want to play for groups who are very appreciative of you playing music for them?   Then come join Appalachian Sounds.   We are a group of KADC performers who play at assisted living facilities, nursing homes, community centers, churches, etc. in the Knoxville area once a month.      It’s a great community service and an opportunity to hone your skills and play with a great group of club members and also, just have lots of fun!

We will have a set list that we will practice and then, roughly once a month, we will play at the scheduled venue.     We hope everyone can attend each month but we do understand “life” happens and attendance isn’t always possible.   We welcome novice players (great way to get better), old timers and everyone in-between.   

We have had multiple requests for us to play recently, but can only do that if enough people sign up to play.     Sign up now at the Signup Genius below for this fun and worthwhile opportunity!

Next opportunity to play:   (Sign up on Members Only Page – SignUp Genius below link)

  • September 28, 2022 – Shannondale Independent Living from 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Lunch - Seniors for Creative Learning

We have been invited to play at the O’Connor Senior Center on Tuesday, November 1, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm with lunch from 12:00 to 12:30.     We have played here in the past and it was a fun experience.   We will play songs from the KADC library and will probably have a set list.  They need to know by August 29 if we have enough to play, so if you are interested, sign up today.  More information about the playout will be forthcoming. 

Use the SignUp Genius (below) to sign up or sign up at the next club meeting.   

Click here to sign up for playouts.- Member Password Required

See more dulcimer events in the September newsletter.

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:

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