I-65 Tennessee Visitor’s Center Jam Pics

On 10 May 2018 some of us played at the I-65 Tennessee Visitor’s Center. We had two groups. Group 1 from 10-12:30 and Group 2 from 12:30-3:00.

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Shades of Bluegrass Festival 2018

This is not particularly a dulcimer event do some shade tree picking.

Shades of Bluegrass Festival 2018
May 25-26, 2018 (and in Sept)

Rogersville Park
100 Optimist Drive
Rogersville, AL 35652

Directions:  From Highway 72 turn north at the traffic light in Rogersville and go about 1 mile. The Recreation Park is on the right.

Shades of Bluegrass Festival is held two times a year at the Rogersville Recreation Park.

This all-ages event features some of the best bluegrass bands in Alabama and also has a shade tree area for impromptu jams. The festival additionally showcases several arts and crafts vendors, buck dancing and tasty concessions.


Athens Dulcimer’s music featured in Bicentennial videos


Here are some links to the videos highlighting Limestone County’s Bicentennial.

A County Older than the State
(features Athens Dulcimers playing Cherokee Shuffle)

Athens, Alabama
(features Athens Dulcimers playing Goldrush & Bells of Saint Mary’s)

Athens Sacked & Plundered
(features Athens Dulcimers playing Southwind)

2018 Singing on the Square Summer Concert Series

This free concert series is open to the public and is from 6:00PM-8:00PM (unless otherwise noted).  No seating is provided, so camp and lawn chairs are suggested.  Come early and enjoy the stores and restaurants before the show.

The rain location for this event is the Vietnam Veterans of Veterans Post 17915 West Elm Street in Athens. (See map below.)

A Pendentive in the Kentucky State Capitol

A pendentive is a curved triangle of vaulting formed by the intersection of a dome with its supporting arches.

In the state capitol in Frankfort, KY is a painting that includes a young girl and a dulcimore. According to the state’s website, “In 2009, a coveted project to complete the dome pendentives of the Kentucky State Capitol was realized. The original design for the State Capitol included spaces for murals within the pendentives, or the reverse triangular spaces directly beneath the dome, that were never completed until now… The murals were officially unveiled at the June 4 2010 Centennial Gala.”

You can see another image in the link below in the 3rd photo down
The caption reads:

The Fruits of Knowledge
“…The center female figure in traditional attire provides genteel instruction to an attentive young girl sitting in a ladder back chair handcrafted in Kentucky. The girl is learning from the teacher how to play the dulcimer, our state instrument…”


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