THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL
24th Annual ... held at Recreation Unlimited, Ashley, Ohio

March 4 - 8, 2015

 

   

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Here's just an idea of what to expect at Buckeye 2015.
 

OVERVIEW OF THE FULL Buckeye Dulcimer Festival 4-DAY EXTENDED SCHEDULE:

The festival/camp edition will start with WEDNESDAY night's  (March 4, 2015) orientation, skits, jamming, and more. 

We'll continue on THURSDAY & FRIDAY (March 5 & 6, 2015) with 5 hours of intensive instruction each day on the 
Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Autoharp (intermediate), Ukelele and 'Band~It' group,
evening instructor-led jams, participant and class open stages. 
 


                                                                                                                                                                                             

FRIDAY
(March 6, 2015) at 4 pm, each class will have a chance to have demonstrate what they learned during the extended session.  
Open Stage Director, Dorothy Buchanan transforms the Lodge into an Open Stage 'in the round' with classes filling
each nook and cranny.   We love the relaxed atmosphere.   With Class Open Stage, the extended portion of the
Buckeye Dulcimer Festival draws to a close.   
 

During late afternoon on FRIDAY, we welcome our weekend participants and start to convert to a festival format including
shopping with our vendors and Friday night concert with jamming afterwards. 
 (March 6, 2015)

SATURDAY (March 7, 2015)
                    
A FULL MINI WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:   featuring four 75-minute sessions for mountain dulcimer; hammered dulcimer; autoharp; 

                                                                                                                      
--- BEGINNER/NEW PLAYER Classes:
Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and autoharp. 
These 3 1/2 hour classes will provide the basic technique, repertoire, and ideas for jamming with others.

--- All-day (3 1/2 hour) open jam in the Dining Hall
--- Evening concert with jamming afterwards

SUNDAY morning Gospel Sing, raffle drawing, and Good-Byes

HOUSING ... STAY WITH US AT RECREATION UNLIMITED ... MOTEL IT! ... COMMUTE FROM HOME.

Questions on RU onsite housing:   There are 3 cabins (A, B, and C) that consist of two wings with a large lounge and restrooms in the central area.  Each cabin can house approximately 48 participants ... 24 in each wing.   Cabin B has been designated as our 'couples' cabin. 
Gentlemen are housed in one wing and ladies in the other.   Each year, I'm amazed at how folks 'build their nest' in the cabins. 
Included in your confirmation letter, you'll find a listing of things that will make your stay a pleasant one. 

If this modified dorm housing setup is not for you, there is a list of area motels with special rates postED on the HOUSING page. 
Be sure to mention that you'll be attending the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival for these rates.

SUMMARY ... BUCKEYE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A FESTIVAL

What can't be expressed by looking at a schedule is the atmosphere of family and friendship that is 'Buckeye'. 
We feature the finest of instructors, yes, but we look for staff who are willing to give, tirelessly, of their time and talent for
our participants.  Jamming can be one of the most rewarding or most frustrating experience for players. 
It is our goal to make that jamming experience, THE BEST!

BDF leadership continues to work with Recreation Unlimited in keeping prices as low as possible.   I'm not sure that there are many 4-day events that have kept the overall cost including all program, lodging, and food for $350. 

We hope this all sounds great and that you'll join us for the 23rd year of the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival. 

 

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