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 three 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? We meet on the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 10:00 AM – Noon, and also on the third Wednesday, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. All meetings take place at Grace United Church of Christ, 1947 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.
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 Grace United Church of Christ
Use the US 30 bypass around the city of Lancaster, exiting for New Holland. Head toward New Holland. You will cross Eden Road, and then Butter Rd. As you climb the hill after Butter Rd, Grace UCC is on your left. Enter through the door on the far left side of the building, where you will find us playing in Fellowship Hall.
You are invited to bring food donations to the Lancaster County Council of Churches Food Bank whenever you can.
And don’t forget to visit Dutchland Dulcimers on Facebook!