September 9 - LSSDS meeting
The Lone Star State Dulcimer Society will meet on July 8th at the First Christian Church, 114 Grauwyler Road in Irving, Texas. Start time will be 1:00 for beginning workshops. Pot Luck and business meeting including election of officers will be sandwiched in the middle of the workshops.
September 13-17 - 46th annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS
All the information is at the WV web site or call 620-221-3250
October 5-8 – Winter Creek Reunion
On Columbus Day weekend, WCR Annual Festival at David’s Dulcimers in Bennington, OK. Headliners are Neal Hellman, Tull Glazener, Kendra Ward and Bob Bence, Max ZT & House Of Waters Chuck & Karen Daniels, and direct From Ireland, Ciaran & Collette Dalton. For more information, see the web site.
November 3-4 - 8th Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival
This year they will feature Aubrey Atwater with husband Elwood Donnelly plus Joe Collins on mountain dulcimer, and Wes Chappell and Randy Marchany from No Strings Attached on hammered dulcimer. Tina Gugeler, David Ellison, and Irma Reeder will also be teaching dulcimer. They will again feature over 40 workshops including numerous non-dulcimer classes. When they had Aubrey (solo) out at their first festival in 2010, attendees told them they wished she had given a clogging workshop. Well, they’ve talked her into doing just that for this year! Workshop schedule is in progress, but the rest of the website is updated and they are now accepting registrations. Plan to join them in November! All the info you need is at their web site.
February 2-3 - Colorado Dulcimer Festival, Littleton, CO
This year's headliners are Ted Yoder for hammer dulcimer and Kim McKee on mountain dulcimer. Also teaching workshops will be Erin Mae, Steve Eulberg and many more great teachers. See their web site for more details.