Today we played at Heritage Assisted Living on County Line Road
Some of the performers will be Rhonda Vincent, The Grascals, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Hog Slop String Band and others. See the world’s largest Cedar Bucket made in 1887. The dulcimer competition is on that Friday.
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
They have various tunings: Blue Ridge Mountain Dulcimer Players Jam “Songs of the Month”
The latest dulcimentary is about an early Paul Pyle mountain dulcimer.
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).
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