Updated Fall/Winter Schedule (full of gigs & parties)

I’ve just added a number of new dates for October & December to the schedule.

NOTE: Remember our regular Thurs. jam dates are usually out of kilter during the month of December so be sure to check the schedule for additions and changes

See: https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/announcementsnotes/

David B <><


Last year’s 50th Anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention on Alabama Public Television Sunday

Alabama Public Television will be airing a documentary on last year’s 50th Anniversary of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention this weekend! Be sure to tune in or set your DVR for Sunday, September 17 at 12:30 pm to relive the old-time music and grand tradition of this special event!

David B <><

51st Old Time Fiddlers Convention Oct 5–7, 2017

Oct 6 (Fri evening) Mountain Dulcimer Competition

  • Contestant will perform TWO tunes. First through fifth place winners will be selected.
  • Appalachian or mountain style lap dulcimers only. Instrument may be strummed, flat-picked or finger-picked.
    Download printable pdf version


  • Oct 5 (Thurs) 7 pm Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Ashville Bluegrass (main stage Founders Hall)
  • Oct 6 (Fri), 4 pm & 6 pm Daily & Vincent (main stage Founders Hall)
  • Oct 7 (Sat) 3:30 pm & 5 pm The Farmer & Adele (McCandless Hall)

Continuing a tradition: RVs return for Fiddlers (Oct 6, 2016)

David B <><

Another Galax Dulcimer Update from Lou Beasley

Here’s some more information from Lou Beasley about his trip to the Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, VA the home to the world’s oldest and largest Old Fiddlers’ Convention.

As Lou told us previously, “At Galax, you are permitted to compete in only one instrument category and you may also compete in one band, which is what I did.” And as you’ll recall, Lou placed seventh in the Mountain Dulcimer competition.

The other day Lou provided additional information about the Mountain Music Band he competed in (in addition to his solo in the dulcimer contest) and the other band members mountain dulcimer connection…

Lou provided this photo with this explanation, “Here is the Mountain Music Band that played in the Old Time Band competition at Galax in Aug 2017. The photo was taken late Saturday after a week of music, mud and rain. We played well, but others played better, and we did not win. However, as individuals, we did pretty darn well. As follows:

  • The bass player placed 9th in mountain dulcimer
  • I placed 7th in mountain dulcimer
  • The fiddler placed 3rd in mountain dulcimer
  • The lady banjo player placed 5th in autoharp

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David B <><