Monday, January 22, 2007

New Workshops

I've just updated the workshops page of my website. It is not a complete listing of the music workshops I offer, but it's a start. If you are interested in having me come teach and perform for your dulcimer group, club, organization, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Kentucky Winter Dulcimer Weekend

Just got back from KMW's Winter Dulcimer Weekend. This is the event that tides you over til Kentucky Music Week in June.

I had a really great time. Saw a few old friends and made many new ones. Thanks to Nancy Barker for inviting me down for the weekend. Her hospitality (along with everyone else's) was wonderful. Missy, Tom, Molly, and all the others did a great job of keeping the weekend on track. Well organized and loads of fun. It was also great hearing Rick Thum again, his energy both on stage and off are inspiring. I also enjoyed having a few Irish tunes with Steve Seifert. I had a great time hanging out with Don Pedi as well. If you're not familiar with him you should check out his website, he's got a radio show, a wealth of stories, songs, and humour. It was also nice to hear Peggy Carter's wonderful renditions of Irish tunes.

If you've never been to KMW, and you play hammered or mountain dulcimer, I highly recommend you clear your schedule for the last weekend in June or the first weekend in January, and find your way to Bardstown, KY. The website is

If you were there and have any pictures to share, send them my way and Ill try to post them here.

Also, if you attended one of my workshops and have any questions or want to discuss anything, this is a great place to do so. Please feel welcome to leave a comment.


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