If you would like to have your dulcimer club listed here, please send an email with the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Off The Wall Dulcimer Club||Gulf Shores, AL||Michelle Fife|
|Meets January 1 thru mid-March at St. Andrew By The Sea. Regular players meet Monday from 10:30am to noon & Wednesday from 2 to 3:30pm. Beginners class on Wed. from 1-2pm|
|Montgomery Dulcimer Players||Montgomery, AL||Pam Robinson|
|Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 7-9pm in the fellowship hall at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4475 Atlanta Hwy. Mountain & hammered dulcimers & all acoustic instruments welcome. All levels welcome. Classes for beginners are held 45 mins prior to meetings, but please contact first.|
|Toadsuck Dulcimer Club||Conway, AR||Meets every Monday night from 6:00-7:30 at Family Life Bible Church. All strings welcome.|
|Strings & Things||Heber Springs, AR||First Baptist Heber office|
|We just celebrated our 20th year. It is a mix of string instruments plus a
harmonica! We have guitars, violin,mandolin,bass,hammer dulcimer, and 6-8 mountain dulcimers. We play at 5:30 on tuesdays at First Baptist Heber. On the first Tuesday of every month we go to Stonebridge Assisted Living. We have played festivals, churches, picnics
and many other events. It is a mix of ability level.
|Phoenix Old Time Music Society||Phoenix, AZemail@example.com|
|Public Jams on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. All acoustic instruments and skill levels welcome. Please visit our website or send an email for more info.|
|Loveland Heart Strings Jam Group||Loveland, CO||Dianne Jeffries|
|Meets on 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month from 1-3:15pm in the Hall of Faith at Faith Church, 2707 N. Wilson Ave, Loveland, CO 80538.
MD & HD and all acoustic instruments wecome. All skill levels welcome. Newcomers, please call to confirm meeting location.
|Vallecito MetroGnomes||Vallecito, CO||Diana Willson|
|Meets every Monday, 1-4pm. First half hour is a short lesson for MD players. At 1:30pm, other acoustic instruments join us. Everyone is welcome!
MD lessons are every Thursday morning, 9-11am.
|Southwest Florida Dulcimer Club||Fort Myers, FL||Vicki Maggard|
|Meets each Tuesday at 7pm.|
|River City Dulcimers and Friends||Jacksonville, FL||Darlene Larson|
|Meet first, third and fifth Mondays from 2-4pm at the Ft. Caroline Community Center, 4131 Ferber Road, Jacksonville, FL 32277|
|Key Largo Dulcimer Club||Key Largo, FL||Sharon Hutkowski|
|Meets every Monday from 6:45pm to 8pm at Sharon's house. Contact Sharon for location.
Also offers beginner Mt. Dulcimer lessons in the Upper Keys.
|Melrose Dulcimer Club||Melrose, FL||Laurie Alsobrook|
|Meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday.
|Picky Chics & Chaps||Sanford, FL||Sheryl Chapman|
|Meets nearly every Saturday in Sanford, FL. Beginners at 11am. Regular players at 1pm.|
|Tallahassee Dulcimer Players||Tallahassee, FL||Jill Endicott|
|Meets regularly on the third Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:45pm at the Eastside Public Library, 1583 Pedrick Road. Occasional changes occur, so check the Facebook page for updates.|
|On Top Of The World Dulcimer Group||Ocala, FL||Rich Furlong|
|Meets every Tuesday at 1:30pm in the music room in the Arbor Activity Center located in Ocala on SR200.|
|Take Your Pick Dulcimer Players||Melbourne, FL||Cara Boyd|
|Meets every Thursday from 1 to 4pm (except holidays) at the West Melbourne Public Library, 2755 Wingate Blvd, West Melbourne. Call Cara with any questions.|
|The Wildwood Dulcimers||Winter Haven, FL||Diane Newman|
|We meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday, at 10:30 AM, in the Village Park clubhouse located at 428 Village Cir SW, Winter Haven, Fl 33880. All skill levels welcome.|
|Dedicated Dulcimers of Dunedin||Dunedin, FL||Roxie Smith|
|We meet year around on Tuesdays, 1-3pm at the Hale Senior Activities Center, 330 Douglas Ave.
We are a welcoming group that values friendship & social interaction. New players of all abilities are always welcome. Other acoustic instruments also welcome.
|Gold Country Players||Gainesville, GA||Goldcountryplayers@gmail.com||We meet on Thursday afternoon from 2:00-4:00 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. We offer a beginner class free of charge from 4:15-5:00. All are welcome regardless of skill level. If you play an instrument that complements the lap dulcimer, please join us!|
|Gateway Dulcimer Society||Fairview Heights, IL||Sharon|
|Meets every Monday evening (except some holidays) for teaching & jamming. Meeting schedule and location information is on our website. It's about 20 miles east of St Louis, MO.|
|South Suburban Dulcimer and Folk Music Society||Homewood, IL||http://www.southsuburbandulcimer.wordpress.com||All information available on the website.|
|Central Indiana Folk Music & Mountain Dulcimer Society||Indianapolis, IN||Lois Molitor|
|Second Sunday of each month.
Meets at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 526 E 52nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Exception: June event at Eagle Creek Park
|Dulcimer Connection||Greenfield, IN||Jody Webb|
|Meets every Thursday, 10:30am to noon in the Senior Center at Riley Park|
|Chords of Friendship||New Castle, IN||Ken Holmes|
|We meet weekly on Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30.|
|Dulcimer Gathering||Lafayette, IN||Sue Young|
|The Dulcimer Gathering is a loosely organized group of mountain and hammered dulcimer players to promote the love of the instruments and folk music. All acoustic instrument players are welcome to join in our meetings.
Meet the 3rd Thursday each Month Sept – May at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Wells Center, Lafayette, IN
Summer Schedule: Meet Weekly on the 1st Tues of June through last Tuesday in August at Cumberland Park, West Lafayette IN (bring folding chair or blanket to sit on).
|Tallgrass String Band||Polk City, IA||Jeff Glascock|
|Meets every Wednesday morning. Acoustic instruments.|
|Hutchinson Mountain Dulcimer Players & Friends||Hutchinson, KS||Nancy Maes-Simonetti|
|Meetings: Elmdale Senior Center at 5:30pm on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday; Delos Senior Center at 12:30pm on 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.|
|First City Strummers||Leavenworth, KS||Kay Maness|
|We meet every Monday evening (weather permitting) from 6 to 8pm, at the Leavenworth Public Library. We are not a club. Our group ranges from Beginners to Intermediate players. We come together to learn new songs and enjoy the old ones. All levels are welcome. Several of our members play a variety of instruments, so on JAM nights anything goes. Contact Kay by text or e-mail for more info.|
|Strings of Friendship||Mt Sterling & Winchester, KY||DJ Dixon|
Gateway Regional Arts Center, 101 E. Main St.- College Park Gym 15 Wheeler Ave.
Mt. Sterling - Winchester, KY 40391
Meeting schedule: We now meet in two locations; Thursdays, we meet in Mount Sterling and occasionally on Tuesdays, we are in Winchester. We meet from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm and work with beginners, by prior arrangement, from 6:30 - 7:00 pm. Please check our website for our calendar.
Meeting directions: Mount Sterling:
Gateway Regional Arts Center
101 E. Main St.
Winchester-Clark County Parks & Recreation
College Park Gym
15 Wheeler Avenue
Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimers but any acoustic string or non-amplified instruments are welcome, as are vocalists.
|Bluegrass Dulcimer Club||Lexington, KY||Betty King|
|Meets every Monday.
1-2:30pm Jam on 1st & 3rd Mondays
|Heartland Dulcimer Club||Elizabethtown, KY||www.heartlanddulcimerclub.org|
|Club meets at 6:30 the first and third Monday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church at 1016 Pear Orchard Road Elizabethtown. All traditional instruments are welcome.|
|Madison Dulcimers||Richmond, KY||Sue Bowman|
|See website for info.|
|Fleming County Dulcimer Club||Flemingsburg, KY||Jeffrey Lambert|
|We invite everyone to be our guest for our weekly dulcimer practice sessions. We meet every Wednesday at 4:30 PM at the Senior Citizen Center in Flemingsburg, KY 41041. Everyone of all ages are welcome!
Lessons are free, instruction book(s) are $10 each. Loaner dulcimers available.
|Cajun Dulcimer Society||Lafayette, LA||Joseph Besse|
|Meets at 10am every second Saturday at the Jean Lafitte National Park in Lafayette, LA and play jam songs until 11:30AM. All acoustic instruments welcome.|
|Lagniappe Dulcimer Society||Baton Rouge, LA||Helen Bankston|
|Meets weekly on Monday nights from 6 to 8:30pm.|
|New England Dulcimaniacs||Raynham, MA||Tom Irving|
|One meeting a month, on a Friday or Saturday at 6:30pm. Exact day of month varies.
Meetings held at:
Ricks Music World
421 New State Highway (Route 44)
Raynham, MA 03761
|Lapeer Jamming||Lapeer, MI||AnnMarie Krause|
|1st Thursday (some exceptions - call).
December 1st Friday 6-8pm.
Gallery 194, Downtown Lapeer, MI.
|Davison Jamming||Davison, MI||AnnMarie Krause|
|3rd Monday 11-1pm, January, February, March at St. John's Catholic Church and April Thru December, Davison Senior Center, Davison, MI.|
|Magnolia Strings Dulcimers||Hattiesburg, MS||Paul G. Sykes|
|Meets every Friday morning from 9-11am at the Lamar County Senior Center on 4th Street in West Hattiesburg.|
|Southern Strings||Hattiesburg, MS||Karen Mims|
601-583-6424 or 601-606-1848
|Meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the Dixie School Log Cabin, Elks Lake Road, Hattiesburg.|
|Pine Hill Dulcimers||Wiggins, MS||Karen McQueen|
|Second & fourth Sundays from 6-8pm, at the Wiggins Presbyterian Church, 331 E. College Avenue.|
|Show-Me Dulcimer Club||Fulton,MO||Carol Welch|
573-581-3202 or 573-253-3425
|Meets on a Saturday afternoon, once a month, usually the second Saturday at the Callaway County Public Library, based on availability, from 1-4pm. Call or email for where meetings will be.
Free MD lessons noon-12:50 prior to meeting by prior arrangement.
|Redbird Dulcimer Club||Noel, MO||Mary Bourn |
|We meet at the Noel Senior Center in Noel, Missouri SW MO near AR border. Regular meetings are Mondays from 4:30-6:30 P.M. preceded by new learners and/or extra practice/coaching
beginning at 3:00 P.M.
|Rockaway Dulcimer Club||Rockaway, NJ||George Nixon|
|Usually meets the first Monday of each month. Email for directions.|
|Triangle Mountain Dulcimer Association||Cary, NC||Mark Rose|
|Page Walker House, Ambassador Loop Road, Cary, NC
We meet on the 1st Thu of the month from 7-9 PM, players of all levels welcome, we conduct jams and play at the Cary Farmers’ Market and some senior retirement communities and assisted living facilities.
|Triangle Hammered Dulcimer Slow Jam||Durham, NC||Mark Rose (Cary)|
Wendy Segreti (Cary)
Esther Robie (Durham)
|Kirk of Kildaire, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary NC and Durham Co-Housing, 130 Hunt St, Durham NC
We meet on 2nd Sunday of the month from 2-4 PM, rotating between Cary and Durham locations. We welcome players of all levels and try to play slowly so that everyone can participate.
|Cane Creek Mountain Dulcimers||Saxapahaw, NC||Marti Friddle|
|Any acoustic instrument welcomed as long as it doesn't overwhelm the dulcimers. We have both DAA and DAD players, restricted to intermediate players.
Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 7 - 9 pm
|Nikwasi Dulcimer Players||Franklin, NC||Sally DeLawter|
|Meets every Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Outreach Center in Franklin, NC at 1:30pm.
Also offers lessons at 12 noon on Thursdays.
|Western North Carolina Dulcimer Collective||Asheville, NC||wncdc.org||A member-supported group of MD & HD players and those who enjoy listening to dulcimers and/or playing other traditional instruments with them. Meets the second Sunday of each month from 2:30-5pm at the Folk Art Center Upstairs Gallery, Blue Ridge Parkway at US-70, Asheville, NC.|
|Camel City Strummers||Winston-Salem, NC||Judy House|
|Monthly club meeting is 2nd Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8pm.
Monday morning jam is 4th Mondays from 10 to 11:30am.
We meet at the South Fork Community Center on Country Club Road.
|Foothills Dulcimer Club||Shelby, NC||Joe Collins|
|Meets 2nd Saturday of the month at 10am at Northside Baptist Church, 1220 Scenic Drive, Shelby, NC|
|Hawfields Jammers||Mebane, NC||Ted Henson|
|Meets every Wednesday from 2-4pm at Hawfields Presbyterian Church, 2115 NC Highway 119, Mebane, NC.|
|Pick & Play Dulcimer Players||Sylvia, NC||Dr. Kathy Jaqua|
|We welcome all beginners & experienced dulcimer players. Songs played include traditional tunes, hymns and more modern music. The group meets every 2nd and 4th (and 5th) Saturday of every month at 1:30pm in the basement of the St. Johns Episcopal Church, 18 Jackson Street, Sylva. Beginners can come early at 12:30 for lessons and slower jam.|
|Duplin Dulcimer Club||Pink Hill, NC||Barbara Strickland|
|Meets the third Wednesday and fourth Monday at Cabin Missionary Baptist Church, 818 N. Blizzard Town Road|
|Mountain High Dulcimer Club||Highlands, NC||Paul Andry|
|Meets every Tuesday at 10am. On pretty days, we meet on the bandstand at the Kelsey Hutchinson Park. Otherwise, we meet at the United Methodist Church on Main Street. Call Paul Andry for further information and directions. Intermediate lessons start at 1:30pm and beginner lessons at 3pm. Lessons are free with loaner instruments available.|
|Crossroads Strummers||Statesville, NCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 2-4:30 at the Statesville Library.|
|Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players||Chapel Hill, NC||Cornelia Johnson |
|Meets every 3rd Thursday at the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 from 7:00-8:45pm|
|Denver Sweet Strings||Denver, NC||Emily Gentry|
|We have a monthly Jam at St. Peter-by-the Lake Episcopal Church on the last Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 5:30. We welcome dulcimer players and other folk instruments.|
|Village Musicians||Richfield, OH||Rita Schrimpf|
|Hammered dulcimer and other acoustic instruments.
Meets the first Tuesday of the month, September thru June, 7-9pm at the Fellowship Hall, 3909 Broadview Road, Richfield, OH 44286
|Wayne County Mountain Dulcimer Players||Orville, OH||Rita Schrimpf|
|Meets the fourth Monday of the month, except on a holiday, 6-7:45pm at the Library located at 230 North Main Street, Orville, OH 44667|
|Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton||Tipp City, OH||Email: email@example.com and on Facebook|
|Meetings the first Saturday of each month
Beginners - 5:30, Intermediate - 6pm, main jam & meeting - 7pm
West Charleston Church of the Brethren, 4817 State Route 202, Tipp City, OH.
Dulcimer Doin's, the club's musical retreat, happens every February. Music, fun and friends....for 38 years and counting. Look for us on Facebook and the MDSD website
|Cincinnati Dulcimer Society||Cincinnati, OHfirstname.lastname@example.org |
Facebook: Cincinnati Dulcimer Soc
|See website for info|
|Mad River Valley Dulcimer Society||Bellefontaine, OH||Meets 1st Monday and 3rd Saturday of each month at the First Lutheran Church, Wesr Sandusky Ave, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Club meetings may be cancelled due to a conflicting performance or severe winter weather.
|Germantown Dulcimer Society||Germantown, OH||Debbie Simpkins|
|Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 6-7:45 pm at the Germantown Church of God, 760 Farmersville Pike, Germantown, Ohio 45327. Mountain Dulcimer learning circle and jam.
No December and July meetings.
|Red River Valley Dulcimer Club||Durant, OKemail@example.com |
|Meets 3rd Saturday most months at 124 W. Evergreen St, Durant, OK 74701 at the First Baptist Church. Open to the public with workshops in hammered and mountain dulcimer from 10am to noon.
A brown-bag lunch and meeting at noon and then jamming until 3pm.
|Joyful Strings||Bartlesville, OK||Mary Ann Hetrick|
|Classes every Monday:
10:00 to 11:00 am - Beginning Ukulele
11:00 to 12:00 pm - Beginner's Plus Ukulele
12:30 to 1:30 - Beginning and Beg. Plus Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered Dulcimer
1:30 to 3:30 - Joyful Strings rehearsals for monthly community events which include all acoustic string instruments and vocalists.
Joyful Strings is a Music Ministry of the Bartlesville First Baptist Church.....sharing the love of Jesus Christ through music.
Gospel Play & Sing Jam Sessions
2nd Monday each month
5:30 to 8:00 pm
320 E. 4th Street
At the Family Life & Recreation Center of the Bartlesville First Baptist Church
|Mt. Hood Dulcimers||Sandy OR||Lynn Thies|
|Meets every Wednesday at 10am until noon in Bunsen Brew Pub.|
|Slow Jam Dulcimer Club||Milwaukie, OR||Denice Karstetter|
|Meets every first & third Wednesday of the moon from noon until 2pm.|
|Sally's String Beings||Grants Pass, OR||Sally Pursell|
|Meets every Monday morning at 9:30am. Call for directions or further inquiry.|
|French Creek Valley Dulcimer Club||Meadville, PA||Carolyn Turnbull|
|Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, from 7-8:15pm in Miller Parlor at Stone United Methodist Church, Meadville, PA. They do not meet in January & February. Open to all adult dulcimer players, no matter their level of playing. Free lessons available. Does not meet in January & February.|
|St. Thomas Dulcimer Society||Harrisburg, PA||Bob Meehan|
|Meets each Monday evening from 6:30 to 8pm at the St. Thomas UCC on Linglestown Road. We host great teachers at least once a year, such as Bing Futch and Tull Glazener.|
|Carolina Dulcimer Coalition||North & South Carolina||Steering Committe c/o Gwen Caeli|
|A regional ‘community network’ for mountain and hammered dulcimer players and clubs based in Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina. Gatherings are quarterly on a Saturday from 11:30 - 3:30, hosted by a member group in their respective state. So, everyone travels at some point! Contact us for upcoming gathering locations and dates.|
|Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club||Knoxville, TN||knoxvilledulcimers.org|
Facebook: Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club
|Meets 4th Sunday of the month, 1:45pm-4pm, January thru October.|
|Memphis Area Mountain Dulcimer Club||Memphis, TN||Bob Magowan|
|Meets first Sunday of each month from 3-5pm at the Magowan Residence.|
|Mountain Echoes Dulcimer Club||Telilco Village, TN||Ben D'Ooge|
|Meets every Monday, 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm at Tellico Village Recreation Center, 145 Awohili Dr, Loudon, TN 37774
Every Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 260 Wade Rd W, Loudon, TN 37774
|Maryville Area Dulcimer Club||Maryville, TN||Jan Wagner|
|Meets every first and third Wednesday at 1-3pm
Remedy Campus of Fairview United Methodist Church
2505 Old Niles Ferry Rd., Maryville, TN
|The Grand Old Dulcimer Club||Nashville, TN||thegrandolddulcimerclub.com||An historic group founded by David Schnaufer. We meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 2-4 PM. We encourage players of all levels and all instruments to join us, and help is available for mountain dulcimer players during our meetings when requested. We conduct jams and play at the at various venues in and around Nashville by request. For more information, send us a note at our website contact page and we’ll get right back to you.|
|Eagle Flats Brats||Vernon, TX||Mary Jane Ethington|
940-886-6846 (text first so that I will answer)
|We are a very active club. We have workshops with clinicians such as Margaret Wright, Atwater-Donnelly, Stephen Seifert, David and Annette Lindsey, David Ellison and Don Pedi
We meet at the First Presbyterian Church, Thursdays at 5pm. 2001 Yucca Lane, Vernon, TX 76384
|Sun City Dulcimers||Sun City, TX||Membership limited to Sun City residents|
|HeartStrings Dulcimer Club||Bridgeport, TX||Carolyn Marlett|
|Very active club. Meets every Thursday from 9-11. We play for many civic, church, club & other functions & have a special mission to play for nursing homes each month. We include mountain dulcimers, guitars, dulci-jos, mandolin, harmonica, upright bass & limit participants to acoustic instruments.|
|North Harris County Dulcimer Society||Houston, TX||Jan Hargraves|
|We meet the 3rd Saturday of the month
Acoustic instruments only
2pm-6pm Advent Lutheran Church,
5820 Pinemont, Houston, TX
(enter from back)
Free lessons starting at 2pm
|NorthEast Texas Dulcimer Chorus||Pittsburg, TX||Janice Marsh|
|The Northeast Texas Dulcimer Chorus began in 1997 with 8 charter members. To date, we have over 50 member, and average about 25-30 per meeting. We meet in Pittsburg TX on the first Saturday morning of the month (with exception of holiday weekends). We specialize in mountain dulcimer & hammer dulcimer, but love & welcome all acoustic instruments. Currently we are meeting at the Hanson Sewell Center of NTCC located at 237 College Street, Pittsburg TX 75686|
|Dulcimer Ensemble||Lyndonville, VT||Julie Sturm|
|Meets twice a month and playing multi-part music.|
|NoVA Mountain Dulcimers||Fairfax County area, VA||Kathy Wilson|
|We have 2 jams a month plus an ongoing gig at a National Park. We either meet in Fairfax County libraries (2nd Tuesday) or a local church (4th Tuesday).|
|Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players||Fishersville, VA|
Click here for Facebook page
|Meets on 1st & 3rd Saturdays of most months. First Saturday is in Bridgewater and the third in Fishersville at the August County Library. Lots more info on the website!|
|Old Growth Mountain Dulcimer Club||Puget Sound Area, WA||oldgrowthmountaindulcimerclub.com||Meets once per month with weekly classes offered for those interested. Check our website for current locations and class offerings.|
|Three Rivers Dulcimer Society||Richland, WA||Sue Decker & Martha Einan|
|Meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at the Richland Public Library. Beginner lessons from 12-1pm. Jam from 1-3:30pm. All acoustic instruments are welcome. Visit website for more info.|
|Southern Wisconsin Dulcimer Club||Milton, WI||Nancy Garrett|
|Meets the second Saturday of the month from Sept thru May at Small Wonders Learning Center, 880 Mc Ewan Lane in Milton, WI.
PLEASE NOTE the time change. Teaching and or socializing occurs from 9:30-10. From 10-11 mountain will meet in one room and hammer in another (any string instrument may participate). Then from 11-12, we’ll meet together and jam.
Presently we are again planning on playing at Rotary Garden’s Winter Light show, so there will be some extra practices in Nov. No date is presently set.