Let Ralph Lee Smith, Maddie MacNeil, Mary Greene, Ken Bloom, Dave Haas, Ben Seymour, Becky Cleland, Marsha Harris, and Phyllis Gaskins Take Your Appalachian Dulcimer Skills to a New Level!
Over 40 Workshops for All Skill Levels ♦ Jams Concerts ♦ Vendors ♦ On-Site Repairs
Hosted by Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum—Virginia’s Official State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore and a Major Venue on the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.
- Check out the festival activity schedule HERE.
- Meet the instructors HERE.
- Get details about each workshop plus the workshop schedule HERE. All aspects of dulcimer playing are covered, and in response to the many requests from last year’s participants, this year we have also added an array of workshops highlighting rhythm.
Lodging & Meals: Festival-goers are housed in the side-by-side Arthur and Moore Halls. Both are modern apartment-style residence halls in the center of campus. Each apartment features four private single bedrooms and two bathrooms. The apartments also include a small commons area, a refrigerator, and individual temperature controls. Both buildings have an elevator, are fully handicap accessible, are non-smoking facilities, and have Wi-Fi connections. Bed and bath linens are included in the lodging package. You’ll find plenty of parking beside the buildings. Meals are served in the Ferrum College dining facilities, a level two-minute walk from the residence halls.
The lodging package includes supper on Thursday; breakfast, lunch, and supper on Friday and Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday.