Notes from the VP
Hey Dulcimer Friends!
Once again, I’ve been sidetracked on the Tune of the Month because of a musical event I attended… The Annual Dulcimer Jamboree at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, in Mountain View, Arkansas!!
Have any of you been to this event?? This was my first time attending, and I had a FABULOUS time!!
What do you do at the Dulcimer Jamboree?? Well…………………………..
You shop downtown Mountain View
You attend workshops
You shop some more
You tour the Craft Village … and you shop
You attend concerts
You eat out at all the local restaurants
You walk the trails
You go the McSpadden Dulcimer Shoppe – and you BUY DULCIMERS
Are you seeing a pattern here??? Yes, I came home with more than I began with, and yes, I came home with a new dulcimer – a baritone – SWEET!!!
Seriously friends, it was worth the drive! Beautiful setting, wonderful people, great music and great instructors!! Beginner through Advanced classes, concerts from the instructors and jamming – my FAVORITE part!! Instructors were, and I know I’m leaving some out – Bing Futch, Aubrey Atwater, our very own Erin Mae, Rick Thum – just to name a few. I would encourage you to add this festival to your bucket list – it’s a winner!!
I came home with a stack of music handouts and new books – lots to process and learn. You will be hearing all about, I’m sure!!!