an idea of what to expect at Buckeye 2015.
THE FULL Buckeye Dulcimer Festival 4-DAY EXTENDED SCHEDULE:
festival/camp edition will start with
orientation, skits, jamming, and
We'll continue on
THURSDAY & FRIDAY
(March 5 & 6, 2015) with 5 hours of intensive
instruction each day on the
& Mountain Dulcimer, Autoharp (intermediate), Ukelele and 'Band~It'
evening instructor-led jams, participant and class open stages.
at 4 pm, each class will have a
chance to have demonstrate what they learned during the extended
Open Stage Director, Dorothy Buchanan transforms
the Lodge into an Open Stage 'in the round' with classes filling
nook and cranny. We love the relaxed atmosphere.
With Class Open Stage, the extended portion of the
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.
A FULL MINI WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: featuring four 75-minute sessions
for mountain dulcimer; hammered dulcimer; autoharp;
--- BEGINNER/NEW PLAYER Classes:
Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer,
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
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
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
We feature the finest of
instructors, yes, but we look for staff who are willing to give,
their time and talent for
our participants. Jamming can be one of
the most rewarding or most frustrating experience for players.
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.
this all sounds great and that you'll join us for the 23rd year of the
Buckeye Dulcimer Festival.