THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL
25th Annual ... held at Recreation Unlimited, Ashley, Ohio

March 9 - 13, 2016

 

   

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Past Buckeye Dulcimer Festivals:     2015        2014          2013          2012          2011 (20th)         Before the 20th
Dates for future planning:  March 9 - 13, 2016              March 8 - 12, 2017 

 

WELCOME TO THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL WEBSITE!

 

 

ANNOUNCING ....  EXTENDED SESSION - INSTRUCTORS for 2016
(Posted:  7/6/15)

We are so excited to welcome these fine instructors to help us celebrate the
25th anniversary of the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival!!!!!

HAMMERED DULCIMER MOUNTAIN DULCIMER OTHER CLASSES ...

JESS DICKINSON
Intermediate 2 and Advanced
(one day each) 



 

LINDA BROCKINTON
Intermediate 2 and Advanced
(one day each) 

AUTOHARP
(Intermediate and above)

LES GUSTAFSON-ZOOK



 

DAN LANDRUM

Intermediate 2 and Advanced
(one day each) 

 

 

SUSAN TRUMP

Intermediate 2 and Advanced
(one day each)

 

Clawhammer Banjo
(from beginner forward)

JOE STEINER

 
 

PHYLISS WOODS-BROWN
Pass Beginner/Early Intermediate

GARY SAGER
Pass Beginner - Early Intermediate



 

Band-It! - JAN HAMMOND
Any Acoustic Instruments 
(past beginner and above)

CHRIS STEINER
Beginner

LOUISE ZIEGLER
Beginner

 

 

 


Join our mailing list (email or snail mail):   Email us and include your information.

Registration will start in October, 2015.
      

FOR YOUR BUDGETING INFORMATION, WE'LL ONCE AGAIN, BE OFFERING SPECIAL 'EARLY BIRD' PRICING.


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If you have any further questions, please call Shari or Joyce at 937-295-5253.
 

 

 

Here's just an idea of what to expect at Buckeye 2016.
 

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

The festival/camp edition will start with WEDNESDAY night's  (March 9, 2016) orientation, skits, BIG JAM including instructors and all participants. 

We'll continue on THURSDAY & FRIDAY (March 10 & 11) with 5 hours of intensive instruction each day on the 
Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Autoharp (intermediate), Clawhammer Banjo and 'Band~It' Classes,
evening instructor-led jams, participant open stage and more. 
 


                                                                                                                                                                                             

FRIDAY
(March 11) at 4 pm, we'll gather for a special activity to wrap up the extended session.  

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 11)

SATURDAY (March 12)
                    
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 (March 12) 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 nests' 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 (March, 2015) 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 as a lease group 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 these prices. 

We hope this all sounds great and that you'll join us for the 25th year of the
Buckeye Dulcimer Festival. 

 

 

 

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DPN Ad, Fall 2015
Thanks to Dan and Angie Landrum

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