June Updates!

We’re on for a practice night this Friday, June 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Griffin Fire Station #One.  And then there is the Strawberry Festival on Saturday!  Do come!

12:00-12:10 pmMary Poppins
12:15-12:25 pmOlympic Ballroom
12:30-12:55 pmSouth Bay Dance Company
1-1:30 pmOld Growth Mountain Dulcimers
1:30-2 pmCliff Rice
2:00-2:30 pmDean Robinson, Dulcimer soloist
2:35 pmMary Poppins
2:45-2:55 pmOlympic Ballroom
3-3:25 pmSouth Bay Dance Company
3:35 pm???
4:00-4:10 pmMary Poppins

Strawberry Festival: South Bay Grange – 3918 Sleater Kinney Rd NE, Olympia, WA

Summer/Fall 2018

We have a schedule for the remainder of 2018!  Here goes;


Friday, June 8, 7 to 9 p.m.    We’ll meet at the Griffin Fire Department, 3707 Steamboat Island Rd NW, Olympia WA. This is a practice session for the next day. Count on a run through of all the very easy, old favorites including Liza Jane, Grey Cat on a Tennessee Farm, Old Joe Clark, Mes Parents, Black Mountain Rag and Soldier’s Joy.  Please bring your stash of old favorites because we may need another tune or two to be ready for the next day.

Saturday, June 9   (Performance Time To Be Announced Closer to Date).   We’re on stage at the Strawberry Festival!  This will be at the South Bay Grange at 3918 Sleater Kinney Rd NE.  You may have to park across the street at the school and walk over (not far). As a performing musician, you’ll receive a chit for a very lovely piece of strawberry shortcake. We’ll play for about twenty minutes. There is a back stage area for setting up and tuning and storing cases. This is an unsecured area — please don’t leave purses or instruments unattended. We can trade off watching and eating!  We’ll play our list of easy tunes, have a blast and know we helped the organizers raise some money for a kid’s summer theater production. Good times all around. What to wear?  Clothes highly recommended.


July 7 –  Picnic at Dean and Elaine’s! Come anytime after 10am and stay as long as you like! Dean is reaching out to players from other parts of the state, so this could be a grand time to meet some new faces. Come play out under the firs at a very special spot. 12941 Campbell Ln SE, Tenino, WA 98589. Bring food/beverages to share if you like. Food and drinks will be available as well! Please RSVP to elaine@oldgrowthmountaindulcimerclub.com


No Old Growth meeting. Kindred Gathering is this month – August 3-5. Talk to Steve Middleton or Eric Steese for more information on this annual dulcimer event.


Wednesday, Sept 5 from noon to three. Tumwater Branch Timberland Regional Library.


Saturday, Oct 6  from noon to three. Tumwater Branch Timberland Regional Library.


Wednesday, Nov 7 from noon to three. Tumwater Branch Timberland Regional Library.


Saturday, December 1 from noon to three. Tumwater Branch Timberland Regional Library.

Hope to see you often in the months ahead!

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Dear Dulcimer Friends,

We have a very checkered schedule this spring. The library room is very convenient for many but it is heavily booked so Days change and Times change through the next quarter. The Feb 17 gathering should be a fun afternoon. Susan J. will be speaking to us about “Old Fashioned” playing in the DAA tuning. Stephen M will be showing us how to strum some “Blues” and Dean R will be leading us through some 4-equidistant string playing. We are really blessed to have these accomplished players in our circle. No worries about skills, please. You can play along (highly recommended) or sit and absorb. Either way our hearts and minds will be growing as we better understand all that these cool instruments can do.

  • March : NO Meeting
  • April: Saturday, April 7 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tumwater Branch Timberland Library
  • May: Wednesday, May 2 noon to 3 p.m. Tumwater Branch Timberland Library
  • June: Friday, June 8 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Griffin Fire Department
  • Saturday, June 9 no time assigned yet Strawberry Festival, Grange on north Sleater Kinney Road