Heartland Dulcimer Club Annual Festival and Concert
The Heartland Dulcimer Club of Elizabethtown will be hosting their 23rd annual festival and concert at the First Christian Church in Elizabethtown.
This annual festival and concert is a two day event from November 3rd through 4th.
Instructors will conduct a pre-jam session Friday, November 3, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Club will also be hosting a “Meet & Greet” dinner on Friday night with the instructor and performers. For a small fee guests can sign up for a catered dinner with the instructor and performers. Participants can sign up for the dinner during the registration process.
Instructional Sessions will take place Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Five workshop opportunities will be available for participants visit throughout the day. Instruction will be provided for mountain and hammered dulcimer, fiddle, auto-harp, banjo, Celtic harp, bowed psaltery, whistle, Irish flute, ukulele, guitar, percussion and vocal training.
Saturday, November 4, the HDC will present a concert of traditional music by the instructors of the 23rd Annual Heartland Dulcimer Fest. Performers will include: Tina Bergman, Tom Cunningham, Dave Haas, Ann Lough, Sue Massek, Molly McCormack, Carol McClure, Sarah Morgan, Done Pedi, and John Skelton. Also performing will be the Heartland Dulcimer club Orchestra, which includes all types of traditional instruments and vocals.
The jam session, as well as the festival and concert are free of charge. Donations are accepted.
Vendors will be available, along with opportunities to visit their booths and purchase their wares on both Friday and Saturday. Most instructors and performers will have CD’s ready and available at their tables for purchase. Other vendors will be present as well.
New to the festival, the club will be hosting a “consignment” table where guests can leave their unwanted and unneeded musical instruments or other music related items for sale. The club will take care of the sales for a small fee. Donated items are also accepted as part of a festival fundraiser.
The Heartland Dulcimer Club of Elizabethtown is a non-profit organization with a passion for music of the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and other traditional instruments. According to their mission statement, the Dulcimer Club strives to preserve the roots of these instruments by playing the traditional music for which they were created.