Purpose

Meeting time

Meeting Place

What We Do

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of our club is to provide support for those learning to play the mountain dulcimer and to promote dulcimer playing and appreciation in the larger community.

We accomplish this purpose by providing a regular meeting to which beginners can come and feel welcome.  Each meeting has an element designed for beginners.  We also sponsor workshops and concerts, and several club members play out in the community for different civic events.

 

Meeting time

Monthly meetings are held generally on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.  From time to time we adjust that schedule, especially in summer months.  Changes will be posted here.

 

Meeting Place

We meet in room 102 of Elizabeth Baptist Church; 301 North Post Road; Shelby, NC.  Elizabeth has been so gracious to allow us use of their facility since our inception in 1995.  It is located on Highway 180 on the east side of Shelby, near the fairgrounds.

Directions

From I-85:  Take the Kings Mountain/Shelby exit (74 West).  Proceed on 74 Bypass until it intersects 180.  Turn right (180 North).   Go through three lights.  Elizabeth Baptist Church will be on the left.

 From 74 West:  Come into Shelby on 74 Bypass.  Proceed until it intersects 180.  Turn left.  Go through three lights.  Elizabeth will be on the left.

 From 18 North:  Before getting into Shelby , turn left on 180.  Go through two stop lights.  Elizabeth will be on the right.  

 What we do

At our meetings we generally handle what little business we have, work with beginners on how to get started, work with two new pieces of music (one is written for beginners, while the other is a little challenging), play pieces for one another that we have been working on, and occasionally jam some together.  The pieces that we play can be downloaded and printed from the Web by clicking HERE.

In the past couple of years, we have hosted for workshops and concerts, bringing in nationally known players like Larry Conger, Michael Shull, Lee Rowe, Steve Seifert, Anne Lough, and Alan Darveaux.  In the future we will do some more workshops and concerts. 

 

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