Dutchland Dulcimers is a group of mountain dulcimer players of all skill levels who gather for the enjoyment of playing the mountain dulcimer and advancing their skills. We meet two times each month and range from brand new players, to novice, intermediate, and to veteran players. Some members of our group come every time, some only once a month. And our group is growing, both in size and skills.
We focus on mountain dulcimer… however, everyone is welcome. We gather to learn, have some fun and create friendships. Some folks picked up a dulcimer their first time at one of our meetings, and loaners are always available.
When and where do we meet? Due to the presence of Covid-19, we are unable to meet in person at this time. Normally — and we hope soon — we meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. All meetings take place at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St. Thomas Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601. And beginners are always welcome!
What kind of music do we play? We start with easier warmup tunes, which usually include at least some of the songs on this warmup list, which you can download for your own use. Sometimes one of our members will bring in a new song for everyone to learn together, and sometimes we take turns choosing songs to play. No matter how our time is spent, we all have a great time learning and playing together.
Directions to St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Use the US 30 bypass around the city of Lancaster, exiting for the Oregon Pike/PA 272. Continue for about 2 miles. Once you pass the intersection with Landis Valley Rd., you will pass streets on the left for Valley Rd., White Oak Rd., and then turn left onto St. Thomas Rd. Continue .4 miles on St. Thomas Rd., and you will see the church and parking lot on the left.
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