North Pole Stroll

On 26 November, using Christmas decorations donated by members of the Athens Dulcimers, Louise & Jerry Todd and Karen & David Bennett decorated our tree for the Athens North Pole Stroll event. The official lighting of the trees will be on Dec 3rd from 5-7 PM. There will be hot chocolate and Santa will pay a visit I believe.

Remember, no jam thus Thursday (1 Dec). Next jam is our Christmas Party on 8 Dec.

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Tied for 6th Place Dulcimer Competition

During the fiddlers convention in Athens last month the 1st thru 5th place winners were announced and awarded.

However, before it could be announced, the 6th place award for the dulcimer competition was filched presumably by some mischievous harmonica contestants.

Luckily the 6th place award was recently discovered by Athens State security, hidden in a secret compartment under the tree stump fiddler statue.

Therefore, with the recovery of the award this evening Karen announced the 6th place winners of the 50th anniversary October 2016 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers dulcimer contest and presented their prizes. The following all tied for 6th place:

Roger Patterson: 6th Place
Lou Beasley:     6th Place
Jerry Todd:   6th Place
David Bennett: 6th Place

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My Limberjack Project

New News for Nov & Dec

12 Nov: Elkmont Set to Celebrate 90 Years of Delmore Music

17 Nov: In early December we’ll be decorating an Athens Dulcimer tree for the North Pole Stroll event at Big Spring Park, in Athens.  If you have a decoration bring it to the 17 Nov jam or to Louise by December 1st.  It can be anything pertaining to music. The decorations should be weather proof and something you won’t miss if it gets damaged or disappears.  For more info see

8 Dec: Dulcimer Christmas dinner/jam. Gather at 5 pm for fellowship and plan to eat at 6 pm. Jam from 7-8:30 pm.  We have a need for volunteers for:

  • Cleaning and setting up tables.
  • Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to sip on before we eat.
  • Ice/fill cups.
  • Receiving food and arranging on table.
    Greeting guests, cleaning up etc.

29 Dec– jam after Christmas.
David B <><

Look Who Got Hitched

sandy-billy [Click larger image]

Congratulations to Billy & Sandy

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Photos from the 50th Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

Fiddlers Convention Videos

A Short Overview of the 2016 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

2016 Dulcimer Competition Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention

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