2022 Fiddler Convention photos and updates

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9


Beth McClusky

JULY 26, 2022

Beth passed last night about 11:30 p.m. after a long illness. More later as we learn of any services.

Beth was a lot of fun and her energetic spirit will be missed.

Watch Beth do the Red Hen Hop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLtp5dxQMAs

Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

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A busy week for the Athens Dulcimers

Tuesday morning had us playing at the Athens Farmers Market for Strawberry Day. Wednesday afternoon we played for 80 2nd graders at FAME Academy at Brookhill. Thursday was our regular jam. We finished out the week Friday afternoon at The Golden (formerly Traditions) playing for the senior adults there. Y’all probably need to take a break and rest up… and I know of no better way to relax than getting my dulcimore out again and playing some tunes. Here’s some photo’s highlighting out week (use your > key to advance slideshow):

St. Patrick Day Dulcimer Jam

Our regular 3rd Thursday jam happens to be on St. Patrick’s Day and in honor of St. Patrick here’s a few quotes:

  • “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”
  • “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.”
  • “If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God.”
  • “But I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven.”
  • “I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.”
  • “May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.”

Here’s the latest schedule. If you have anything to add or correct let us know: https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/announcementsnotes/

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Homer Osborne

Here is the link for Homer’s obituary. The time and date for his memorial service is not listed yet so be sure to check the link every day or so.

Homer Wilson Osborne Jr.
September 26, 1943 – March 3, 2022
(78 years old)

Harold, Homer, Roger, Grady, Jerry, and Grady#2 at the 2019 Christmas Jam
Homer and Joan at the 2019 Christmas jam
Roger Patterson (L) and Homer (R) at the 2016 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Homer (R) competing in the dulcimer event at the Fiddlers Convention, accompanied by Lou Beasley (L)
Homer at the 2015 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Grady Swanner (L) & Homer (R) at Tannehill (2014)
Ray Hunley & Homer (R) jamming (2013)

Competition Changes Announced for 2022 Fiddlers Convention

Hope to see ya’all at the jam this afternoon.

Here’s something I ran across today from the Fiddlers Convention.

These are some of the changes for this year. See the link below for all the changes.

All competition categories will now have eight (8) award places instead of five (5). With the exception of some fiddle categories, prize money for individual categories will now be:

1st: $300, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $200, 4th: $150, 5th: $125, 6th: $100, 7th: $75, 8th: $50.

The following competition categories have been discontinued:
Beginner Musician
Junior Fiddler
Intermediate Fiddler

The following competition categories have been added:
Beginner Banjo
Beginner Mandolin
Beginner Guitar
Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion

more at https://www.tvotfc.org/2022-competition-changes/?fbclid=IwAR0G_YP9WLTB2sopFrhzVSb-PxhyaK86d01gPv5wdtNL0LdB_KUTjb2qr9Y

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Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:43-44

Athens Dulcimer updates and a source for free video lessons

My apologies if this is a duplicate email to you.

“Happy New Year”!! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Remember our new time starting in 2022!!
6 Jan (Thurs) – Regular Jam 1-3 PM -We start at 1 pm, we can gather to visit 30 minutes early if we like.
11 Jan (Tues )- 6 PM – Oakdale Baptist Church, 16136 AL Highway 251, Athens, AL 35613. We eat at 6 then play for 30 minutes (mostly Gospel). For additional information call Roger Wooten.
13 Jan (Thurs) – 2 PM- Traditions of Athens – play inside- masks required
19 Jan (Wed) – 10 AM – Limestone Health Facility on Hobbs (Check-in and masks)
20 Jan (Thurs) – Regular Jam 1-3 PM -we can gather to visit 30 minutes early if we like.
for changes/updates see https://athensdulcimerclub.wordpress.com/announcementsnotes/

Here’s almost 200 free dulcimer lessons from Bret Ridgeway who hails from Pennsylvania https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-sgANzdpUYmhAnf9TVyHXCRaKAsJoawy

Let me know throughout the year of any additions to the calendar.