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Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
705 E State St.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805

From 9:30 until noon, Richard will be teaching an "intro to ukulele" class. He's been doing this class several times a year for nearly ten years, and really, who doesn't like the ukulele?

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Sign up at FortWayneParks.org.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Second Saturday Clinic with Don Pedi
Folkcraft Instruments Concert Hall
Woodburn, Indiana

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Join in the fun with Don Pedi on this special Second Saturday Clinic hosted by Folkcraft Instruments. We'll have a jam at 10:00, followed by a clinic starting at noon. We'll take a lunch break around 1:00, and resume the clinic after eating.

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The clinic is "hands-on" - bring your mountain dulcimer!

After we wrap up the class at about 4:00, you'll be serenaded with a 30-minute performance by esteemed instructor.

The class size for this clinic is limited, so we do require pre-registration.

Please register here.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Second Saturday Clinic with Mandy Tyner
Folkcraft Instruments Concert Hall
Woodburn, Indiana

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Join in the fun with Mandy Tyner on this special Second Saturday Clinic hosted by Folkcraft Instruments. We'll have a jam at 10:00, followed by a clinic starting at noon. We'll take a lunch break around 1:00, and resume the clinic after eating.

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The clinic is "hands-on" - bring your mountain dulcimer!

After we wrap up the class at about 4:00, you'll be serenaded with a 30-minute performance by esteemed instructor.

The class size for this clinic is limited, so we do require pre-registration.

Please register here.

Monday, June 24, 2024 - Friday, June 28, 2024

Kentucky Music Week
Bardstown, Kentucky

Bring your dulcimers and have some fun. This renowned festival is known for quality classes, amazing jams, and superb shopping opportunities.

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Folkcraft Instruments will be on hand with a nice display of mountain dulcimers and dulcimer accessories, and Folkcraft owner/luthier Richard Ash will be there with a full selection of tools, so he'll be able to help your dulcimer with repairs, set-ups, string changes, and most anything else that your dulcimer needs.

KentuckyMusicWeek.com 

Be sure to schedule a repair slot/time with Richard well in advance of the festival - at previous festivals, he's generally booked solid, and turns away even simple jobs like string changes due to lack of available time.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Second Saturday Clinic with Bing Futch
Folkcraft Instruments Concert Hall
Woodburn, Indiana

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Join in the fun with Bing Futch on this special Second Saturday Clinic hosted by Folkcraft Instruments. We'll have a jam at 10:00, followed by a clinic starting at noon. We'll take a lunch break around 1:00, and resume the clinic after eating.bing futch clinic

The clinic is "hands-on" - bring your mountain dulcimer!

After we wrap up the class at about 4:00, you'll be serenaded with a 30-minute performance by esteemed instructor.

The class size for this clinic is limited, so we do require pre-registration.

Please register here.

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - Sunday, July 20, 2024

ODPC Funfest
Osceola County Fairgrounds
Evart, Michigan

This is one of the larger festivals around - lots and lots of hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, whistle and all kinds of other traditional acoustic instruments.

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Folkcraft will be vending (look in the lower-level barn for the display of instruments!), and Folkcraft owner Richard Ash will be on hand providing all kinds of expert luthier work - repair, maintenance, addition of frets - on mountain dulcimers from nearly all makers.

EvartDulcimerFest.org 

July 25, 2024 - July 28, 2024

Expedition Dulcimer
Roundhouse Lodge
Forest City, Pennsylvaniaexpedition dulcimerHere's something different for you - a full-immersive dulcimer experience. With a unique, picturesque venue, an amazing instructor (Bing Futch, of course), fine dining, and tiny classes. Who wouldn't enjoy this? I think it'll be fun, so I'm heading to my first Expedition Dulcimer experience in July of 2024.

Won't you join in the fun?

Full details/registration information here:
http://www.expeditiondulcimer.com/

Saturday, August 10, 2024

Second Saturday Clinic with Dave Haas
Folkcraft Instruments Concert Hall
Woodburn, Indiana

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Join in the fun with Dave Haas on this special Second Saturday Clinic hosted by Folkcraft Instruments. We'll have a jam at 10:00, followed by a clinic starting at noon. We'll take a lunch break around 1:00, and resume the clinic after eating.

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The clinic is "hands-on" - bring your mountain dulcimer!

After we wrap up the class at about 4:00, you'll be serenaded with a 30-minute performance by esteemed instructor.

The class size for this clinic is limited, so we do require pre-registration.

Please register here.

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Second Saturday Clinic with John and Karen Keane
Folkcraft Instruments Concert Hall
Woodburn, Indiana

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Join in the fun with the Keanes on this special Second Saturday Clinic hosted by Folkcraft Instruments. We'll have a jam at 10:00, followed by a clinic starting at noon. We'll take a lunch break around 1:00, and resume the clinic after eating.

Keane photo


The clinic is "hands-on" - bring your mountain dulcimer!

After we wrap up the class at about 4:00, you'll be serenaded with a 30-minute performance by esteemed instructors.

The class size for this clinic is limited, so we do require pre-registration.

Please register here.

Saturday, October 12, 2024 - October 17, 2024

Black Mountain Music Fest
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
Black Mountain, North Carolina

This is one of the premier festivals around - just a handful of years old, and already revered by millions. Well, thousands anyway. Highly recommended. Great leadership, great venue, great instructors.

Folkcraft will be vending, and Richard Ash (from Folkcraft) will be one of the instructors. And of course, if you need some work done on your instruments, Richard will be there with his full tool kit, ready to help out. See you there!

BlackMountainMusicFest.com

February 22, 2025 - March 1, 2025

Castaway Music Cruise, 2025 Edition
Location? All over the Caribbean

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How would you feel about spending some time on a beautiful cruise ship (Norwegian Cruise Lines, Epic) in the dead of winter, taking dulcimer classes with some new dulcimer friends, visiting interesting ports (St. Thomas, Bahamas, etc.), and generally having a great time? 

As an extension of the Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat, we've been doing this dulcimer cruise for years and years. Next year (our 11th anniversary) is a special 7-night cruise, departing from Port Canaveral on February 22, 2025, and returning to Port Canaveral on March 1, 2025. 

Instructors? Bing Futch, Guy George, Sharrie George, and Folkcraft's very own Richard Ash. Bing will be teaching mountain dulcimer and Native American flute, Guy will be teaching steel drum and pennywhistle, Sharrie will be teaching ukulele, and Richard will be teaching mountain dulcimer.

You'll find details posted here:

GulfCoastDulcimer.com

(last I checked, the website above still showed details on the just-concluded 2024 land-based festival, but this is where you'll look for details on the 2025 cruise, too!)