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Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -(KY)

Berea Traditional Dulcimer Gathering -(KY)

Thursday May 16 2019, 2:00 PM
@ Berea College, Berea, KY
Attendees:  @Dan@David Bennett@Slate Creek Dulcimers@Robin Thompson@Ken Hulme@John C. Knopf@dulcinina@haydee025@sbarnett524@jcurtis55@Glenda Hubbard@Ballad Gal@tndulcimer@Parker Buckley

May 16 – 19, 2019
Berea College, KY

Welcoming folks interested in learning dulcimer history and traditional playing styles..

* Emphasis on traditional dulcimer history and playing
* Emphasis on  noter & drone, fingerdancing andr bowing
* Emphasis on modes in DAA, Ddd, DAC, DAG or equivalent tunings as necessary
* All skill levels

* Experienced and knowledgeable players will mentor and teach folks in these areas. 
* No attendance fee
* Attendees get a free noter and quill

Attendees stay at a residence hall on the Berea College campus in downtown Berea, KY. Bring your own bed linen, pillow and toiletries including a towel. COST: $25 per night.

Campus Dining Services All You Can Eat 3-meal/day plan: $20-23 per day. 

* DAILY TOPIC – lecture or playing lesson on some aspect of traditional dulcimers or dulcimer history.
* DAILY TOUR -- historically important dulcimer-related locations, museum collections, etc. Tours are by carpool.
* Builders/Historic displays/Traditional Vendors – no charge for space 
* Playing individually or in small groups, whenever and wherever 
* Open Mic Night

Laid back, relaxed:
* Morning topic, afternoon tour
* Morning tour, afternoon topic
* Playing in small groups when/wherever


Please check out our website:


Topics and Tours TBA...

Steven Berger
03/19/19 03:04:12PM @steven-berger:

Dusty, you will be allowed only ONE transgression! tic

Dusty Turtle
03/19/19 12:48:11PM @dusty-turtle:

I guess the mug my daughter got me would not be welcome laughlaugh

DAD mug.jpg

I hope you guys have fun!

03/15/19 07:44:27AM @dan:

Has every one who plans on joining us contacted

to be added to the mailer list?

Ken Longfield
01/21/19 10:05:14PM @ken-longfield:

You're welcome.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Parker Buckley
01/21/19 09:55:23PM @parker-buckley:

Excellent!  Thanks, Ken.  This looks like a lot of fun.  

Ken Longfield
01/21/19 09:12:31PM @ken-longfield:

Parker, information will be coming. In the meantime, I suggest going to this website:

Click on the "Click here to let us know you are coming button."


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Parker Buckley
01/21/19 08:15:45PM @parker-buckley:

Hello all,

How do I sign up with the college?  Will that be forthcoming?



01/16/19 09:48:17PM @irene:

Hi there folks, There is a weird sign up form and asking if they can have access to my everything google....accounts and such.  So I didn't sign up that way.   Just know that I'll be coming and I'm excited to come and so looking forward to this.  ON MY CALENDAR.  aloha, irene

Randy Adams
01/16/19 05:42:27PM @randy-adams:

This looks like fun! I'd like to go if I feel like it when the time comes to leave.

Ken Longfield
10/25/18 08:57:51AM @ken-longfield:

Thank you for your interest in having me at the Gathering Irene. The date for the Gathering is already booked with Berea College and there are other folks involved in the planning and presentation of this event. I would not ask to have everyone else inconvenienced because the company hosting our tour of Italy had to change their dates. Go to Berea and have fun. You will meet very knowledgeable folks who enjoy traditional noter/drone style playing. You will get to see some fantastic instruments. If the group decides to meet again in 2020, I plan to be there.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

10/24/18 09:51:12PM @irene:

yep, I looked at all the photos that were taken and posted here when you folks were to meet at the Hindman.    I'm sorry you are not going to be there as I was going to ask you to bring the dulcimer that you hold in your photo Ken. Thanks for your publising this so far and I'll look forward to more information as it becomes available.   What if you put off THIS GATHERING one week so you could attend?  aloha, irene

Ken Longfield
10/24/18 12:17:11PM @ken-longfield:

More specific information will be coming in 2019 which will include how to reserve housing and meals at the college. We are a loosely organized group of dulcimer enthusiasts who are putting this together as a gathering. It is informal. It came about because of the cancellation of the Hindman Dulcimer Homecoming last year. I just received word yesterday that a trip my wife and I are taking to Italy which was to be before the gathering was moved by a week and will include the dates of the gathering. I am disappointed that I will miss the gathering as last years gathering came about at my suggestion. I am continuing to work with the planning the group. I am sure everyone will have a great time.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

Kevin R.
10/24/18 11:59:34AM @kevin-r:

Glenda Hubbard:

 Is there a registration form for this event ? Do I need to make a reservation for the residents hall and the dining service?

I was wondering this same thing. I also was wondering if there was anyone in particular who is "in charge" and responsible for fielding questions about the event?

Glenda  Hubbard
10/24/18 10:20:13AM @glenda-hubbard:

 Is there a registration form for this event ? Do I need to make a reservation for the residents hall and the dining service?

10/23/18 11:32:24PM @irene:

THIS IS THE FIRST THING I'LL BE PUTTING ON MY 2019 CAL LENDER....thank you so very much.  aloha, irene

Richard Streib
09/03/18 07:36:40PM @richard-streib:

I attended the impromptu gathering last year. The event will be held on the campus of a college so I would think it would be ADA accessible.

09/03/18 06:27:47PM @dan:


Would this event and housing be ADA accessible as per wheelchair use?

09/03/18 05:31:24PM @sbarnett524:

Would this event and housing be ADA accessible as per wheelchair use?

06/30/18 07:13:19AM @haydee025:

Being a new dulcimer enthusiast and player, this is exactly what I was hoping for. I will be there, and can’t wait till Spring!


Ken Longfield
05/09/18 03:51:40PM @ken-longfield:

Thanks, Dan. You're the man!


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."