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Fall Dulcimer Weekend 2023

Tentative Schedule


Friday, September 8, 2023

12:00-1:00 Arrival and Check In at Shepherd Spring

    Registration in the Lodge.  Classrooms open at 12 noon.

1:00-4:30 pm Friday Afternoon Classes

5:00-6:00 pm   Dinner

6:00-7:00 Student-led mini classes or Jams

7:30 pm Showcase Concert featuring festival staff and special guest, Pieter Blondelle.

    Registration from 7:00-7:30pm.

9:30-til Bedtime: Jamming

    Slow Jam Appalachian style for the first hour, then 2-3 jams in various locations.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

9:00-10:00 am Saturday Registration in Lodge atrium

9:30-11:45 am  Saturday Morning Classes

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:15-3:30 pm Saturday Afternoon Classes

4:00-4:50 pm   Mini Classes and Jams   

5:00-6pm  Dinner

6:15-7:15 pm   Featured Weekend Tune taught by Pieter Blondelle

7:30 pm Student Open Mike

8:30pm on    Jamming and possible Balfolk Party

 8:30-9:30 Slow Jam of “Dulcimer Favorites”, regular jams around the facility. Possible balfolk dance in the dining hall.

 Potluck Refreshments in the dining hall… bring something festive to share.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

9:30-11:45 noon  Sunday Morning Classes

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:20 Recording a video of the Festival Tune with EVERYBODY.

1:30-3:00 pm Final Afternoon class

3:00-4:00 Moving Out… See you next year!

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