Nancy Barker


Location: Bardstown, KY
Country: US

Latest Followers:

Frank Ross Kandee janjan Sheri Poel Paula Brawdy Jody Deem Robin Thompson Jan Potts Carla Maxwell Ann Evans Janene Millen Don Kemper Steve Eulberg


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Sunday June 25 2017, 5:00 PM
@ Bardstown, Kentucky
Attendees:  @Jan Potts@janjan@Kandee@Rich Towsley@Frank Ross

KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEK offers the largest and best variety of instructors in Mountain Dulcimer of any event for a wonderful week of classes, JAMS, instructor concerts, open stage opportunities, Kids Camp, and so much more in one of the most beautiful small towns in America - Bardstown, Kentucky.  Every level is covered from beginning beginner to master class advanced, with rental instruments available.  Although our primary focus is Mountain Dulcimer, we also offer a variety of other instruments including Bowed Dulcimer with Ken Bloom, Hammered Dulcimer, Ukulele, Autoharp, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, and more, a full range of vocal classes, old-time dance classes, craft and fine art classes,  

KMW's Schedule allows you to choose up to 5 classes a day and you are not limited to just one primary instructor for the week.  You make your own schedule of classes, then follow that schedule throughout the week.  That allows you to take from up to five instructors during the week PLUS afternoon (free), one-time workshops on a variety of topics including Physical Therapy for the Musician, Banjammer, Shape Note Singing, and many more.  These one-time workshops let you try something without signing up for the entire week!

We also have the lowest cost of any of the week-long camps!  4 or 5 classes a day for the entire week costs $285.00.  3 classes a day for the entire week costs $250.00.  1 or 2 classes a day for the entire week costs $210.00.  All include the evening activities, jams and all extras!  Please visit our web site for detailed information about lodging, food, etc.

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER INSTRUCTORS this year include:  Janita Baker, Ken Bloom, Sue Carpenter, Bill Collins, Sam Edelston, Mark Gilston, Tull Glazener, Dana Gruber, Dave Haas, Lorinda Jones, John Keane, Karen Keane, Erin Mae, Anne Lough, Aaron O'Rourke, Debbie Porter, Kevin Roth, Stephen Seifert, Susan Trump, Hunter Walker, Pam Weeks, and Nina Zanetti.  Over 50 instructors will be teaching during KMW.  For the complete list please visit our web site.

For a full list of all classes (over 200 choices) and instructors, special events, theme days, lodging, food, and more, please visit our web site: 

Jan Potts
07/01/17 06:10:20PM @jan-potts:

KMW 2017 is over and, even as tired as we all are, we're sad to say good-by to the KMW staff, all the fine instructors, and our music friends from around the country.  We had record GOOD weather this year, which was much appreciated. Now everyone can take what they learned, work on it at home, and come back next year ready for more KMW fun.

Thanks, Nancy Barker, for such a great week!

06/23/17 11:46:11PM @marg:

Crazy storm, be safe

Jan Potts
06/23/17 06:35:31PM @jan-potts:

Looks like the Bardstown area is getting the worst of this tropical storm now, so it should be much better by sunday evening.  still watching out for tornadoes as this moves through Kentucky...

John Keane
06/15/17 07:22:47AM @john-keane:

Jan, that sounds like a plan!  We're lookin' forward to seeing everyone!

Nancy Barker
06/03/17 11:41:58AM @nancy-barker:

Jan - I will try to stop by and say hello during lunch one day!  FOMD table at KMW sounds wonderful!

Nancy Barker
06/03/17 11:40:34AM @nancy-barker:

Only about 3 weeks from KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEK and we are busy here in Bardstown getting everything ready for a great week!  Also getting excited to see everyone again!  Still plenty of room in most classes!  

About lodging!  This is the time of year that we find folks having to cancel their reservations for one reason or another.  This opens up rooms!  I will be working with motel management in Bardstown to have notice of extra rooms that become available.  Please contact me directly if you need a room!  We'll make sure you have a bed!

Jan Potts
06/03/17 11:24:29AM @jan-potts:

Kandee, John, and others--look for the FOTMD lunch table(s) in the cafeteria again this year...stop by and say hi and meet some of the folks you may only know from this site (so far)!

2017  01  07  KMWW  Marge Diamond and Luann Parkansky.jpg   Marge Diamond and Luann Parkansky model some hats Marge made

05/24/17 03:53:58PM @kandee:

Only a month away now!  Really looking forward to this event.  Taking more instruments with me than last year.  That's how this works, right?  :)

John Keane
04/15/17 03:21:41PM @john-keane:

It's a great festival!  We're looking forward to seeing everyone there!  Here's a link:

Jan Potts
04/15/17 03:09:21PM @jan-potts:

So glad I finally got around to signing up!  It was hard to choose my classes, but I'm looking forward to the ones I finally picked: 2 with standard dulcimer, 1 chromatic, 1 ukulele, and 1 vocal (Dave Para's Shape Note class!  If you have ever wanted to try shape note singing, please consider signing up!  It's the first class after the lunch break, it's always a lot of fun, Dave's ability to SING and LEAD 4 different parts at the same time is truly genius, there are only 4 shapes to learn in the version we do, and did I mention how much FUN it is?!!!