Welcome!

We are a loosely organized group of folks who live in Western Washington state and like mountain dulcimers.

Mountain dulcimers are the potato chips of the musical world. It's easy to start and hard to stop.

Come and join us anytime! See below for our current schedule:

~ Club Events ~

Winter 2018 Gatherings

November 23, 2018


Our next Old Growth meeting will be Saturday, Dec 1 at the Tumwater Library from noon to three. We’ll be playing through some seasonal music suggested by our friend Susan. (O Come Emmanuel; I wonder as I wanderGod Rest ye Merry Gentlemen and In the Bleak Midwinter). There is a wealth of Christmas music written for mountain dulcimers. The instrument’s ability to capture both bright and melancholy moods suit it well to the winter season. Susan’s suggested pieces take us to some new chords (B minor and F sharp) that will help us stretch and grow.
For the New Year of 2019, Dean is bringing us The Nutfactory Shuffle. This is a fun and highly variable piece.
Also highly variable will be our winter playing schedule. Alas, the Tumwater Library meeting room is in high demand, especially as volunteers for tax season set up. Here’s what we nabbed:
  • January  16  Wednesday   12:30 -3:30
  • February 2  Saturday  noon to 3 p.m.
  • March 4 Monday from 10 a.m. to noon
  • April 17  Wednesday from 12:30 to three
There seems to be interest in some additional meetups. If you know of a space, please contact Ellen at: ekingrice@comcast.net and let’s see what we can get scheduled. A community room with accessible parking and an available restroom and armless chairs works best.