Upcoming 2022 Dulcimer Events

Appalachian Sounds Restarting

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!

Mountain Laurel Festival

KADC will attend the Mountain Laurel festival in Wartburg on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 9 am to 3:00 pm.        We will be playing under a tent most of the day but also may have the opportunity for a few to play on the stage as well.   We are waiting on those details so more information will be coming.   This is a fun playout!     Sign up at the March meeting or below on the Signup Genius. 

Marble Springs Statehood Day

We have been invited to play at Marble Springs– home of first Tennessee governor, John Sevier–for Statehood Day on Saturday, May 28, 2022.   We will play for one hour from 10:00 -11:00 am, and there is no limit on the number of players.   Marble Springs State Historical Site is located at 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville.    KADC has played there several times at this easy-to-access location.     This will be a lot of fun so please sign up at Signup Genius below or at the March meeting.   

Click here to sign up for playouts.

26th Annual Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamps

Traditional & Old Time Week  June 12-18, 2022

Maryville College  for more information

Instructors for Mountain Dulcimer   Beginner:  Linda Smith    Intermediate & Advanced: Joe Collins
Instructors for Hammered Dulcimer    Beginner: Janis Huff       Intermediate & Advanced: Rick Thum


Brochures will be available at the greeting table at the February and March meetings.

See more dulcimer events in the May 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