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Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Freight & Salvage Coffee House

6th Annual Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering - 9am-4pm

2020 Allston Street
Berkeley California US
Price: $80/$90 after 4/28/18

The Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering is for anyone interested in playing the mountain dulcimer. This American folk instrument is enjoyed by beginner and master alike, easily accessible to new players and adaptable to all genres of music. Young and old can play a tune right away!

At the Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering you choose 3 out of 12 classes taught by 5 teachers, with subjects including repertoire, dulcimer history, and technique. We’ll also have Mark Walstrom, owner of Timbre Folk & Baroque in Berkeley, to help with evaluation and repair of your dulcimer. The day is planned for maximum time in community with about 50 mountain dulcimer aficionados. Some dulcimers will be available for loaners and to purchase. And all the instructors will have CDs, books & other products you can’t live without!

The Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering is fiscally sponsored by Intersection for the Arts, providing non-profit support for bay area art projects of all types.

Here are the events for this year’s gathering: 

Friday night, 5/4, 7:30pm, Faculty Concert
$13 advance/$15 door @The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 https://backroommusic.com/

Saturday, 5/5, 9am-4pm, workshops at the Freight
https://www.thefreight.org/event/1640352-6th-annual-berkeley-dulcimer-berkeley/

Afterglow Jam, 4:30-6:30 @People’s Café
61 Shattuck Square, Berkeley

Sunday, 5/6, 12:30-3:30pm, Workshop with Karen Mueller at the Freight 
2020 Addison St., Berkeley
$45/$55 separate registration fee


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