Out and About

This week members of the Athens Dulcimers have been busy (as usual) playing in various places in the area (see photos below). 
Monday: West Side Village Community Center in Athens.
Tuesday: I’m sure some of you were doing some dulcimer freelancing that I didn’t know about.
Wednesday: Limestone Health Facility and the Athens Convalescent Center.
Thursday: Jerry, Louise, and Lou played with the children and their cardboard dulcimers at an elementary school.
Thursday & Friday: Two teams played at the Tennessee Welcome Center, just north of Ardmore on I-65. The Thursday team was lead by Nancy Sweeney, and Friday’s team was lead by Julie Stewart.
Saturday: Madison City Farmers Market.

If you’re ever out and about playing dulcimers feel free to send me photos and I’ll post them.

Check out Today in Mountain Dulcimer History for a dose of mountain dulcimer history throughout the year
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Two 80th Birthdays

Both Malcolm Townsend and Willie Mae Eldridge celebrated their 80th birthday this weekend. That’s 160 years between the two of them. (psst… John S had a birthday this weekend also, but he’s a couple decades younger).

Texas Waltz

Those of you who were at the jam last Thurs know that from 6-6:30 Louise & Jerry taught us a new song, Texas Waltz. It’s an easy tune to learn. Even if you were not here you can also learn the tune. Click here texas-waltz for the tabs.The video link of Louise playing the tune is https://youtu.be/eNxFxQDI-oQ

Thanks to Heidi Muller http://www.heidimuller.com for granting permission to use her arrangement and tabs. She will be at the  Melodies & Musings festival, Lake Guntersville, AL, Sept. 27-29, 2017
http://melodies-and-musings.com