THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL
28th Annual ... held at Recreation Unlimited
Ashley, Ohio

March 6 - 10, 2019         

 

 
EXTENDED FESTIVAL SCHEDULE - March, 2019
Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon
 
Stop by often to see the BDF festival ... extended, weekend, and Saturday mini-workshop schedules develop.
 
 

BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL 2019
EXTENDED SESSION SCHEDULE  
 

March 6 (Wednesday) starting with 3:00 pm registration, Thursday, and ending  

March 8 (Friday) with the conclusion of extended classes at 3:30 pm
 

WEDNESDAY (March 6)

2:00 pm     Participant Registration (Dining Hall)
2:00 pm     Pre-Festival Jamming in the Dining Hall
3:00 pm     Instructors' meeting (Welcome Center)
5:15 pm     BDF Flag Raising (Outside Flagpole)
5:30 pm     Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:00 pm     Orientation, meet instructors, learn more about and ask questions about your extended class choice with your instructors, and then join instructors for "FIRST" Jam (Lodge)
11:00 pm - 6:00 am     Quiet Time in the Sleeping Cabins (Rest up – Bring earplugs)
11:00 pm - 7:00 am     Commuter's Instrument Storage (Welcome Center) off the breezeway.  Don't need to carry instruments back/forth from motels or home. Locked securely during this time.
 
The Lodge is open throughout the festival.  Feel free to jam, visit, and enjoy the snacks and fireplace.  (no curfew)
 

THURSDAY (March 7)

7:00  am            Morning Coffee and Wake Up ~ Dining Hall
7:30 - 8:30 am     Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:00 - 11:50 am     EXTENDED WORKSHOPS (Room Assignments are tentative.)

          Mountain Dulcimer
                         
  Beginners ~ TBA if enough participants ~ Welcome Center (Right)
                           
Past Beginner/Early Intermediate ~ Diane Hochstetler ~ Life Center #144
                           
Intermediate II ~ Linda Brockinton (Thursday)/Aaron O'Rourke (Friday) ~ Life Center #152
                           
Advanced ~ Aaron O'Rourke (Thursday)/ Linda Brockinton (Friday) ~ Life Center #153

          Hammered Dulcimer
                           
Beginners ~ Chris Steiner, if enough participants  ~  Welcome Center (Left)
               
            Past Beginner/Early Intermediate ~ Pam Bowman ~ Creative Center 
                            Intermediate II ~ Jody Marshall (Thursday) /Mark Alan Wade (Friday)  ~  Lodge

                           
Advanced ~ Mark Alan Wade (Thursday) / Jody Marshall (Friday) ~ Cabin A Lounge

          Harp    Intermediate and above ~ Allison Marshall ~ Cabin C Lounge

       
   
Band-It!      All acoustic instruments (Beyond Beginners and above) ~ Shari Wolf  and Phyllis Davis  ~  Dining Hall 
 

 
12:00 NOON        LUNCH (Dining Hall)  
1:30 - 3:30 pm     EXTENDED WORKSHOPS (Continued as above)  
4:00 - 5:00 pm     OPEN STAGE (Lodge)  
5:15     DINNER (Dining Hall)  Be prompt and be prepared to be pampered.               
6:30 to 8:00 pm features instructor led jamming and special workshop sessions  
INSTRUCTOR LED JAMMING
          Beginner Slow Jam - Creative Center - ALL INSTRUMENTS  ~  We'll play tunes we learned today and work on chords.
                     (Leaders:  Diane Hochstetler, Chris Steiner)
          Intermediate ALL INSTRUMENT Jam - Dining Hall     We'll play and sing a wide variety of music.
                     (Leaders:  ??, Shari Wolf)
          Mountain Dulcimer Jam - Cabin B Lounge ~ Intermediate and above ... Jam focused on mountain dulcimer repertoire
                     (Leaders:  Aaron O'Rourke
)
          Hammered Dulcimer Jam - Lodge - Hammered Dulcimer Jam plus any others interested
                     (Leaders:  Joyce Harrison, Jody Marshall and Joe Steiner )
 
WORKSHOP SESSIONS:  
6:30 - 8:00 pm  
 
6:30 - 8:00 pm     “Intro” to Harp  Welcome to the lever harp!!  This fun session will feature 2-3 harps (of various sizes) and will overview the instrument and its capabilities!  There will be a overview of the small harp in its historical context (particularly with regards to the historic harp in Ireland and Scotland), its revival in the UK and US as a folk instrument, and discussion on where the small harp is heading now!  There will be musical demonstrations, opportunity to “try a harp,” and Q&A.  
                                                             
(Instructor:  Allison Miller  (Life Center #151)
 
6:30 - 8:00 pm    forScore for iPad (and other neat techie things)  Let's Figure out how to find and upload music onto the IPAD using forScore and a step-by-step process so that you won't need to carry music. This workshop will help the user learn the basics for using the app forScore for iPad to organize sheet music and attach audio files for practice. Along the way, other helpful hints, using Google Drive and accessories, etc., will be explained. Definitely an interactive workshop.   (Instructor: Kay Wheeler)  Breezeway Meeting Room (Internet)  
THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING:  
And then .... If you still want more, there will be a slower jam in the Creative Center and the faster jam in the Lodge. 
              Look for refreshments and snacks in the Lodge for the rest of the evening.
 
11:00 pm - 6:00 am     Quiet Time in the Sleeping Cabins  
11:00 pm - 7:00 am     Commuter's Instrument Storage (Welcome Center) off the breezeway.  Don't need to carry instruments
                                        back/forth from motels or home. Locked securely during this time.
 
   

FRIDAY (March 8)

 
7:00  am               Morning Coffee and Wake Up ~ Dining Hall
7:30 - 8:30 am       Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 - 11:50 am     Extended Workshops (Continued with Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered Dulcimer; teachers for Intermediate 2
                                     and Advanced Levels switching classes.
 
NOON                   LUNCH (Dining Hall)  
1:00 pm                Vendor Registration and setup  
1:30 - 3:30 pm       EXTENDED WORKSHOPS (Continued as above)  
3:00 pm                Weekend Registration Begins (These are participants that are joining us for the weekend.)  

Thursday Evenings -HIGHLIGHTS

As you check out the schedules for Buckeye Festival #28 at 
www.buckeyedulcimerfestival.com  ,
you'll find the usual Thursday night instructor-led jams
JAMS
-- Beginner/past beginner - All instruments (Diane Hochstetler, Chris Steiner)
-- Mountain Dulcimer focus - intermediate and above (Aaron O'Rourke)
-- Intermediate - All instruments (Shari Wolf )
-- Hammered Dulcimer focus - Intermediate and above - all instruments welcome ( Joyce Harrison, Joe Steiner)


For a 3rd year, there will be workshop sessions on Thursday night as well.
1) 
2) Irish Pennywhistle for Intermediates
 3)  For you Techies (or just folks who would like to have their music on their IPad or IPhone) ...
forScore music program/organizer for the IPad, and IPhone with Kay Wheeler.


WEEKEND FESTIVAL SCHEDULE - 2019
Friday afternoon through Sunday morning including
the Saturday workshop schedule
 

FRIDAY:  The Weekend Schedule Starts. at this time. 
All weekend participants are invited to join us from this point.

 
4:00 - 5:00 pm       OPEN STAGE (Lodge)  
5:15 - 6:00            DINNER (Dining Hall)   Dinner will be served during this time period, but the Dining Hall will be open for shopping
                                    and visiting until 6:45 at which time the Dining Hall will be closed for the evening.          
 
6:30 pm                Concert Doors Open (Lodge)  
6:45 pm                Dining Hall and Vendors close for the evening.  
7:00 pm                Concert Featuring: 
                                Country Strings ~ Allison Miller  <Break>  Jody Marshall ~ Aaron O'Rourke
 
After the Concert:        We'll have refreshments in the Lodge and then jam in the Lodge and Creative Center.  
11:00 pm - 6:00 am     Quiet Time in the Sleeping Cabins  
11:00 pm - 7:00 am     Commuter's Instrument Storage (Welcome Center) off the breezeway.  Don't need to carry instruments back/forth from motels or home. Locked securely during this time.  
 
 

SATURDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - 2019 

Morning Jam in the Dining Hall

Saturday NEW PLAYER/BEGINNER Sessions from 9:00 to 2:15
Mountain Dulcimer - Ricki Spicer
Hammered Dulcimer - Jill Nichols
Autoharp - Phyllis Davis

And MORE  ... four sessions for hammer and mountain and, again, more ...

 

2018 Schedule ... Look for updates for 2019 by September 5, 2018


Time / Place

 

Mountain Dulcimer
Past Beginner - Early Intermediate
LIFE CENTER - 149
 

Mountain Dulcimer
Intermediate
LIFE CENTER - 152

Mountain Dulcimer
Advanced
LIFE CENTER - 153

Hammered Dulcimer
Past Beginner
CABIN B LOUNGE

Hammered Dulcimer
Intermediate
CABIN A LOUNGE

Hammered Dulcimer
 Advanced
CREATIVE CENTER

CABIN C
LOUNGE

LODGE

DINING HALL

 SESSION 1 

9:00 –
10:15 am

 


 

Linda Brockinton

Aaron O'Rourke

Chris Steiner

Mark Alan Wade

Jody Marshall

   

ALL INSTRUMENT Jam Session

After three days of instruction, are you ready to kick back and jam?  

 

 

Maybe, want to attend one workshop and then shop or jam?

 

 

Want to visit with friends and jam? Come and jam with us from 9 am until about 11:45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION 2 

10:30 –
11:45 am

 

 

Linda Brockinton

Aaron O'Rourke
 

Chris Steiner

Mark Alan Wade

 

Jody Marshall

 

 

12:00 to 1:00 LUNCH

SESSION 3

 1:15 –
2:30 pm

 

   

Aaron O'Rourke

Linda Brockinton

 

 

Mark Alan Wade

 

Jody Marshall    

SESSION 4 

2:45 –
4:00 pm

 

   

DUET TUNES, EASY & BEYOND
(Past Beginner/Early Intermediate)


Learn some “tunes for two or more” with fairly easy to more challenging parts.

Linda Brockinton

 

WHAT THE TAB DOESN'T TELL YOU

(Inter/Advanced)

Aaron O'Rourke

 

  Jody Marshall

Mark Alan Wade

 

   

 

 

4:15 to 5:00   SURPRISE, SURPRISE  
5:15 - 6:30   Dinner  (Please be prompt)
6:30   Doors Open for Concert (Lodge)
6:45   Dining Hall and Vendors Close
7:00   Instructor Concert:   Chris & Joe Steiner ~  Pam Bowman <Break>  Mark Wade ~ Linda  Brockinton ~ Buckeye Band

 

Come to the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival ... learn from some of the best instructors in the country,
play lots of music, make life-long friends, and ... have a great time!   

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