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 wander; God 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
and let’s see what we can get scheduled. A community room with accessible parking and an available restroom and armless chairs works best.