"...apart from Evart, we don't get access to many workshops here in Michigan." True enough. I enjoy Lake Odessa's antique stores. Please say more about Brett Ridgeway and also consider putting it in the Single Instructor Events. My own work and lack of a regular schedule makes it tough to plan something like Evart, but I prowl the Events regularly.
Look forward to meeting you in Interlochen. Sounds like you have more workshop experience than I do since I have only been able to get to a few here in Michigan. There's always more to learn when it comes to music.
Thanks to all of you for your warm welcome! I said that I'm a novice, but as I read more stuff about categories, I think I've overstated my status. I think to be accurate, I'm a pre-beginner, What I mean is that although I've been wanting to learn mountain dulcimer for some time now, I just recently ordered my first one from Ron Ewing, and am waiting for it to be completed. I'm attending my first set of workshops at the Indiana Dulcimer Festival in mid-September. I'm really excited about it! I've got four hours of beginning dulcimer with Richard Ash, and then other workshops with Bing Futch and Dave Haas. Pretty lucky to get that trio, ain't I? I hope that in the future I'll have something to contribute to these forums. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to being involved in what is quite apparently a warm and friendly music community!
Welcome to FOTMD Jim. It's good to have you aboard.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Greetings from Vermont Jim and welcome to the site.
Welcome! Hope you enjoy the site. Have fun, visit often.
Welcome to FOTMD, Jim!
I also love "Ashokan Farewell"!
Hey Jim, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.