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Saturday, July 21st, 2018

BFUU, Connie Barbour Room

Dulcimer Playing Circle - 1-4pm

1606 Bonita Ave.
Berkeley California 94709
Price: Free

Please note: this room is up one flight of stairs.

All dulcimer players, regardless of experience, are welcome. If you are a bit nervous about playing in public come down and just listen.

Each participant will have the opportunity to play a few of their favorite pieces in a very supportive atmosphere of fellow dulcimer players. The playing circle format is very informal and relaxed with as little stress as possible. 

This event, which does not have a formal teaching element, will give everyone the opportunity to talk dulcimers, arrangements and whatever participants find useful. 

RSVP to: Ron Beardslee

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist

Redwood Dulcimer Day - 9:30am-5pm

125 Canterbury Drive
Aptos California
Price: $75 advance/$80 door

This event offers beginning to advanced music workshops on playing the mountain dulcimer, a magical sounding instrument that anyone can learn to play and some have taken to lofty heights. Even if you are a complete beginner and do not own a dulcimer, come anyway. We will lend you an instrument and provide beginning level instruction to get you started. And if you already play, come prepared to make musical leaps. Redwood Dulcimer Day offers a low-pressure, low stress environment where everyone can relax and have fun playing and learning about the mountain dulcimer and just making music.

Featuring special guest artist Jessica Comeau . Also teaching will be locals Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, Dusty Thorburn, Deborah Hamouris, and Laura Devine. Children's program with Shelley Phillips.

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Friday, August 24th, 2018

Caffe Chiave

The DulciMates - 7-9pm

2500 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley California 94702
Price: Tips appreciated ($10 suggested)

The DulciMates
DJ & Buffalo
"Dulcimers without Borders"

The DulciMates play music from medieval to contemporary folk, traditional to original songs & tunes, on 2 mountain dulcimers and sung by 2 voices in harmony. Expect some classic singalong moments along with the unexpected.

Caffe Chiave has a selection of pannini, salads, pasta, wine & beer in a congenial cafe setting. 

CDs available for sale and tipping the band is encouraged!

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