Sunday, April 30, 2017

Vendors at Dulcimer Day

Dulcimer Day will have 6 main vendors and

Bill's pottery - he uses textures in his work
Diana - with natural soap and weavings - ahh the smells are just wonderful
Ruth - with quilted items and dyed wool - pretty amazing beauty
Dave - ukulele variations, amps - fun instruments
Sue - with Northwood's watercolors - lovely artwork with trees, rocks and wate,  Flowers, too.
Lee and Paula - with wooden items from birdhouses to cutting boards to woodturned bowls -he uses many kinds of wood showing the variety of natural colors.

and Dulcimers In Duluth
Mountain dulcimers - McSpadden dealer - Ginger model, Baritone, and multiple 'regular' dulcimers, dulcimer instruction books, dulcimer strings, cases, cardboard dulcimer kits, and more.  You can even get an I Love (heart) Dulcimers 'wooden' notepad.

Shop from 10AM-3PM.  If you are planning on coming to just the concert then come early to shop.  If you are taking workshops - shop on the breaks or during lunch.

There also will be a few extra Dulcimer Day tshirts to sale.  All the extra Dulcimer Day sweatshirts already sold.
The tshirts are a heather dark grey and there will be some heather blue.

Weather forecast for early this week - snow and wind.
Weather forecast for Dulcimer Day weekend -mostly sunny, high in the 50s.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Can you hear the music?

Come to Dulcimer Day to hear fun traditional music on dulcimers!  Gentle airs and original music by Susan Trump coming over from New York, high speed old-time tunes by Don Pedi from North Carolina, and Linda Thomas and Dan will do hammered dulcimer and guitar duos.   What about you?  In the classes you'll be playing tunes and adding more skills.  Whether you are a new beginner dulcimer player, returning long time players or someone wanting refresher tips, Dulcimer Day is the place to be.  Hope you can make it.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the fest.  The fest is here because of you.

Tshirts have been ordered for those who pre-ordered one and I bought a few extra tshirts and sweatshirts.  The color is heather dark gray and light grey lettering - sort of a black and white look.

Next week it's time to make copies of the class handouts, make name tags, and final order for meals.

I'm thankful for having the instructors/performers come all the way to Duluth as well as the participants.  It's a delight to keep the dulcimer family growing.  Thank you, thank you.  We'll see you soon.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

It's a tie! NEW! Sweatshirts for sale at Dulcimer Day

So great to see registrations coming in from quite a few different towns.  It's been a nice mix of returning folks and several new people.  It's a tie now between Wisconsin signups and Minnesota signups.  A couple people from Canada, too - Thunder Bay and Winnepeg!

Tshirts $16 are available for pre-order as well as hooded pullover sweatshirts  $32.  The color is still being decided upon.  A few extras may be available at Dulcimer Day but it's recommended to pre-order to have one or two ready in the size you want.   Past years have had Jean shirts and tank tops - if you'd really want one of these let me know by April 10.

Quite cold temps still but spring promises to be ahead.  Time change is coming up and we are seeing some flocks of birds.  For some reason the Gales of November were happening in March.  We've had strong winds this week.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

DDD registration is open - image of past logos

Thank you for visiting this dulcimer message and I'm pleased to announce that Dulcimer Day in Duluth is now open for registration.  You can register online or print the form and mail in a check.
Read through the website for information on the guest instructor/musicians and for workshop descriptions.
Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ukulele, autoharp and guitar classes will be offered.

For fun - hear is a collection of some of the past Dulcimer Day logo images.  Tshirts will available this year.   Please register in advance for meals, classes and tshirts.
It's always great to see returning folks come back year after year.  Thank you so much.
New people are very welcome.  Come be part of this fun, day of learning and traditional music!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Dulcimer Day in Duluth festival 2017 -- May 6

The festival will be the 1st Saturday in May (May 6, 2017).  Come to dulcimer classes, attend concerts, eat together, buy from local vendors, and have fun.  Guest instructors/performers will be announced soon.  This day is about learning more about playing dulcimers - make some music.

If you would like to offer a class - please let me know.

I'll be finalizing the brochure and opening registration later in January.

Thanks to those who have attended over the years and I hope to see more new people - and our northern neighbors in Canada.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Dulcimers, Plenty of Holiday Books, Gift Certificates Available

A Ginger has arrived and is in DAD tuning.
A couple new hourglass mountain dulcimers are here, too - one with spruce top/walnut sides and one with a redwood top, and walnut sides.  The instruments come with padded cases and have strap buttons attached.

Shop for holiday, hymns, and folk tune books.  The mountain dulcimer tab makes it an easier way to play the tunes.  If you live in the Duluth area or are visiting in town make arrangements to stop in at the store and try out instruments.  Note - I no longer am carrying hammered dulcimers.  I only have one as a rental for someone wanting to take lessons to learn to play.

Would you like to give a gift certificate to Dulcimers In Duluth?  Send an email to

I'll be providing music at Keystone Bluffs Assisted Living place this Sunday.  I enjoy providing music and introducing dulcimers to people.  The holiday tunes are kind of fun to play and add joy and peace to this season.

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Dulcimers Coming

I've ordered more hourglass dulcimers and a Ginger dulcimer.  They will be available in early December.

Dulcimers make nice gifts  - sweet sounds to add for any day of the year.