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Bluegrass Dulcimer Club  -  Lexington, KY

Bluegrass Dulcimer Club

We play for pleasure and we also perform at nursing homes, senior living facilities, and have been invited to play at locations such as Shaker Village and the Kentucky Horse Park.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Janet Cowen

E-mail: janet.cowen [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 859-552-9698

Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DulcimersoftheBG


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Morning Pointe Senior Care Residence, 233 Ruccio Way
Lexington, KY 40503
United States

Meeting schedule: 2nd Sundays: Beginners 1:30 - 2:30, Jam 2:30 - 4:30. 4th Tuesdays: Jam 3:00 - 4:45

Meeting directions: Ruccio Way is off Reynolds Road West near Meyer's. If you are coming from New Circle Road/Nicholasville Road, you will take a right on to Reynolds Road. If you are coming from Man O War/Nicholasville Road, you will take a left on to Reynolds Road. Once on Reynolds West, you will go straight, past Target (on the right), under the bridge and the first street to the right is Ruccio Way. Morning Pointe is located on the right side of the street and there will be a nice sign. Parking is plenty.

Instruments welcomed: All stringed instruments

Dulcimer Dames  -  Paris, KY

Dulcimer Dames


Contacting the club

Contact person: Kenney S. Roseberry

E-mail: KentuckyPat [at] aol [dot] com

Phone: 859-351-6240


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Paris/Bourbon County Library 701 High St.
Paris, KY 40361

Meeting schedule: Meets 4th Monday of every month at 5 p.m. (& more often during Advent).

Instruments welcomed: All mountain dulcimer players welcome to join us.


Other club information

Other club comments: We specialize in Appalachian folk tunes traditional ballads gospel tunes and Christmas carol---especially American ones.

Hardinsburg, KY: Breckinridge County Dulcimer Club  -  Hardinsburg, KY

Hardinsburg, KY: Breckinridge County Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jeffrey A Lambert

E-mail: dulcimersbyjeff [at] msn [dot] com

Phone: 270-756-0570

Club website: http:// http://www.jennywileydulcimers.com/breakdulcimerclub


Meeting information

Meeting location:

RT 1385
Hardinsburg, KY 40144

Meeting schedule: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM (CDT)

Meeting directions: We meet in the Fellowship Hall of the Horsley Chapel UMC located on RT 1385 north of Hardinsburg KY (Breckinridge County)


Other club information

Special club events: Participate in the local Dulciburr at Rought Rive State Park each February.

Other club comments: Mountain Lap Dulcimers and Guitar (other instruments welcome)

Heartland Dulcimer Club  -  Elizabethtown, KY

Heartland Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Suzette Moghadamian

E-mail: moghadamian606 [at] comcast [dot] net

Phone: 270-737-6933

Club website: http://www.heartlanddulcimerclub.org


Meeting information

Meeting location:

First Presbyterian Church on Pear Orchard Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Meeting schedule: First and third Mondays of every month at 6:30 pm

Instruments welcomed: mountain and hammered dulcimers guitar banjo mandolin penny whistle fiddle string bass dancing men

Henderson County Dulcimer Club  -  Henderson, KY

Henderson County Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jeffrey A Lambert

E-mail: dulcimersbyjeff [at] msn [dot] com

Phone: 270-860-0129

Club website: http:// http://jennywileydulcimers.com/HendersonDulcimerClub/


Meeting information

Meeting location:

503 Letcher St
Henderson, KY 42420

Meeting schedule: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.

Meeting directions: Meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the Bennett Memorial UMC.

Instruments welcomed: Lap/Mountain Dulcimer


Other club information

Other club comments: Everyone of every level is welcome. We are learning to master Ionian/DAA Tuning

Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club  -  Alexandria, KY

Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Nancy Trokan

E-mail: trokan [at] fuse [dot] net

Phone: 513-585-2733

Club website: http:// http://www.hokdulcimer.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Christ Baptist Church - 3810 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, KY 41001

Meeting directions: From I-275 in Kentucky: Take Exit 74A for I-471/US 27/Alexandria. Go through intersection onto US-27. Continue south on US-27. As you pass Wendys and Burger King on the right and the Disabled American Veterans on the left you will see the church just ahead on the right. From the AA Highway: Take the US-27 ramp to Alexandria/Cold Spring. Travel north on Alexandria Pike/US-27. As you pass Bob Evans and the Campbell Co. Library on the left you will see the church just ahead on the left.

Instruments welcomed: lap & hammered dulcimers banjos accordion guitars whistles bass autoharp fiddle

Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers  -  Verona, KY

Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Janet Lucas

Phone: 606/485-7189


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Verona, KY 41092

Meeting schedule: Kenton Boone Campbell Counties

Lost River Strummers  -  Bowling Green, KY

Lost River Strummers

We play a variety of music including Old Time, Gospel, and Seasonal. Our emphasis is really on the sacred music. We perform for various organizations and churches. Occasionally we bring in a well-known dulcimer teacher for a workshop. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Beginners are welcome.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Linda Holian

E-mail: lkholian [at] twc [dot] com

Phone: 270-843-1820


Meeting information

Meeting location:

716 Cave Mill Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
United States

Meeting schedule: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:00pm; When a National Holiday falls on a Monday, the Strummers meet on an alternative date that month. Please contact us to to find out that date. We do not meet at all in July.

Meeting directions: We meet at Christ United Methodist Church which is at 716 Cave Mill Road, about three blocks from Nashville Rd.(31-W).

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer, Guitar, Fiddle, Harmonica, Bowed Psaltery and other acoustic instruments.

Louisville Dulcimer Society  -  Louisville, KY

Louisville Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Joyce Kephart

E-mail: jcaptainjoy [at] bellsouth [dot] net


Meeting information

Meeting location:

4700 Lowe Rd.
Louisville, KY 40220

Meeting schedule: Practice and Jams every Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.- Visitors Welcome!

Meeting directions: All meetings held at St. Pauls Episcopal Church 4700 Lowe Rd. Louisville Kentucky unless otherwise noted

Instruments welcomed: All acoustic instruments welcome


Other club information

Special club events: Ohio Valley GatheringInstruments

Other club comments: Mailing Address: Louisville Dulcimer Society P.O. Box 206376 Louisville KY 40250-6376

Madison Dulcimers  -  Berea and Richmond, KY

Madison Dulcimers

A group of primarily mountain dulcimer players in Berea and Richmond, Ky. (Madison County) who meet weekly September thru May to learn new music and jam. We play for various functions, nursing homes, festivals, etc., and periodically sponsor workshops. Beginner class followed by all other levels. New members and other instruments welcome.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Merwyn Jackson

E-mail: bgmljackson [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Phone: 859/623-1779

Club website: http://MadisonDulcimers.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Jefferson Street, Berea, and Bennington Ct. Richmond, KY
Berea and Richmond, KY 40475
United States

Meeting schedule: Berea group meets Tuesdays at 2:00 at the Senior Citizens Center, September thru May, in Berea. Richmond group meets Thursday evenings 6:00 (for beginners) and 7-9 for all others at Westside Christian Church, September thru May in Richmond.

Meeting directions: The Berea group meets at the Senior Citizens Center, the bldg. behind Acton Folk Center, on Jefferson Street, Berea. The Richmond group meets at Westside Christian Church on Bennington Court, off West Main St., across from Arlington Country Club, in Richmond. Call for more details.

Instruments welcomed: Mountain and hammered dulcimers, ukuleles, autoharps, guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, pennywhistles, bowed psaltery, spoons, etc.


Other club information

Special club events: We have sponsored several workshops, to include: Butch Ross, Dave Haas, Aaron O'Rourke, Lorinda Jones, Susan Trump, and others. A special "100 Dulcimers" event is in the planning for September 28, 2013, at Reed Valley Orchard in Paris (Bourbon County), Kentucky to include clubs from all over the area.

Merrie Melodious Dulcimers  -  Shelbyville, KY

Merrie Melodious Dulcimers

Goals of the MMD are to (1) stimulate and perpetuate an interest in dulcimers, folk and traditional music, and other acoustic instruments, (2) promote and advance the art, enjoyment, and fellowship of playing them, (3) serve the community by providing opportunities for the elderly, children, and others to enjoy the music we play, and (4) conduct educational programs and services related to our instruments.

Contacting the club

E-mail: mmdulcimers [at] gmail [dot] com

Club website: http://mmdulcimers.weebly.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Shelbyville, KY
United States

Instruments welcomed: We focus on the mountain (or lap) dulcimer, which is the state instrument of Kentucky, but also welcome other traditional stringed instruments such as hammered dulcimers and guitars that add depth to our performances.

Middlesboro, KY: Bell County Dulcimer Club  -  Middlesboro, KY

Middlesboro, KY: Bell County Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Terry Lewis

E-mail: terry [at] terrylewisdulcimer [dot] com

Phone: (276) 861-2925


Meeting information

Meeting location:

131 Edgewood Rd
Middlesboro, KY

Meeting schedule: Third Thursday each month.

Morehead Mountain Strings Dulcimer Club  -  Morehead, KY

Morehead Mountain Strings Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Betty Sharp

E-mail: bbsharpjk [at] windstream [dot] net

Phone: 606-784-4387


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Rowan County Public Library - 35 Beacon Hill Dr.
Morehead, KY 40351

Meeting schedule: 2nd and 4th Monday Monthly; practice sessions on alternate Mondays

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer & pennywhistle

Perry County Dulcimer Club  -  Hazard, KY

Perry County Dulcimer Club

Our goal and mission is to promote the mountain, Appalachian or lap dulcimer. We promote this through educating our members with background information about this lovely instrument. We promote this through sharing our love and story of our own personal instrument. We promote this through sharing and learning the music of this sweet sounding instrument. We promote this by learning the traditions of others that have so much to teach us.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Jeffrey A Lambert

E-mail: dulcimersbyjeff [at] msn [dot] com

Phone: 606-653-4368

Club website: http://www.jennywileydulcimers.com/PCDC_files/index.htm


Meeting information

Meeting location:

301 Locust St
Hazard, KY 41701
United States

Meeting schedule: Thursdays at 5:30 PM

Meeting directions: Corner of Locust and N. Main in beautiful Hazard, KY.

Instruments welcomed: All folk instruments welcome!

Singin Strings Dulcimer Club  -  Walton, KY

Singin Strings Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Sister Margaret Mary S.J.W

E-mail: music [at] saintjosephacademy [dot] net

Phone: 859-485-6444

Club website: http:// http://www.saintjosephacademy.net/ssdc.html


Meeting information

Meeting location:

48 Needmore St
Walton, KY 41094

Meeting schedule: SJA Students The Beginner and Intermediate members meet every other Monday after school. The Advanced members meet every Thursday after school

Instruments welcomed: Mountain Dulcimer Dulcimette Guitar Bowed Psaltery Autoharp Spoons Wash-Tub Bass Harmonica Violin

Southeastern Kentucky Dulcimer Society  -  corbin, KY

Southeastern Kentucky Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Lloyd Graham

E-mail: dulcimates [at] kih [dot] net

Phone: 606-526-7741


Meeting information

Meeting location:

corbin, KY 40701

Stamping Ground, KY: Buffalo Spring Strings  -  Stamping, KY

Stamping Ground, KY: Buffalo Spring Strings

We meet on the first Sunday of the month at the Minorsville Christian Church, 5130 Owenton Road, about 5 miles north of Stamping Ground. New players are always welcome.

Contacting the club

Contact person: Donna Hoffman

E-mail: hoffmandonnaruth [at] gmail [dot] com

Phone: 859-351-3486


Meeting information

Meeting location:

5130 Owenton Road
Stamping, KY 40379
United States

Meeting schedule: 1st Sunday afternoon @1:30 (we are very informal, so if you come late, that's fine) We often have an extra playing time on the third Sunday afternoon. Contact me to verify the meetings.

Meeting directions: Copies of the music we use will be available.

Instruments welcomed: At this time we have mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and guitar

Strings of Friendship Dulcimers  -  Mt. Sterling - Winchester, KY

Strings of Friendship Dulcimers

We are a group of non-professional musicians & vocalists, who get together in friendship to make music! We play mostly mountain dulcimers however, we welcome any acoustic instruments & vocalists. We play mostly in DAD tuning and are actively seeking new members to join our group.

Contacting the club

Contact person: DJ Dixon

E-mail: 8b104365 [at] opayq [dot] com

Phone: (859) 795-1531

Club website: https://www.reverbnation.com/stringsoffriendship


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Gateway Regional Arts Center, 101 E. Main St.- College Park Gym 15 Wheeler Ave.
Mt. Sterling - Winchester, KY 40391
United States

Meeting schedule: We now meet in two locations; Thursdays, we meet in Mount Sterling and occasionally on Tuesdays, we are in Winchester. We meet from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm and work with beginners, by prior arrangement, from 6:30 - 7:00 pm. Please check our website for our calendar.

Meeting directions: Mount Sterling: Gateway Regional Arts Center 101 E. Main St. Winchester: Winchester-Clark County Parks & Recreation College Park Gym 15 Wheeler Avenue

Instruments welcomed: Mountain dulcimers but any acoustic string or non-amplified instruments are welcome, as are vocalists.


Other club information

Other club comments: We frequently play for churches, schools, elder-care facilities, hospitals, civic groups and events.

The Black Bear Dulcimer Kindred  -  Cumberland, KY

The Black Bear Dulcimer Kindred


Contacting the club

Contact person: Luke Day

E-mail: bbdulcimer [at] yahoo [dot] com

Phone: 606-589-2336


Meeting information

Meeting location:

310 West Main
Cumberland, KY 40823

Meeting schedule: monthly on differnet dates for now

Meeting directions: we are at the Rebecca Caudill Public Library in downtown Cumberland Ky. in Harlan County.

Instruments welcomed: mt. dulcimer


Other club information

Other club comments: brand new club with many first time players

Twin Lakes Dulcimer Club  -  Leitchfield, KY

Twin Lakes Dulcimer Club


Contacting the club

Contact person: Lea VanderBoom

E-mail: alleaoop [at] peoplepc [dot] com

Phone: 270-259-3548


Meeting information

Meeting location:

Methodist Church
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Meeting schedule: Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays - 1:00-3p.m

Meeting directions: Methodist Church Main St.West 1 block off square. The Rock family center behind the church

Instruments welcomed: Dulcimers guitar violin ukele penny whistle

Winchester Dulcimers  -  Winchester, KY

Winchester Dulcimers


Contacting the club

Contact person: Jean Livolsi

E-mail: winchesterdulcimers [at] hotmail [dot] com

Phone: 859 577-0668

Club website: http:// http://www.winchesterdulcimers.com


Meeting information

Meeting location:

College Park Old Library basement on Wheeler St.
Winchester, KY 40391

Meeting schedule: Mondays 6-7:30 p.m

Meeting directions: College Park Gym is located at 15 Wheeler St. Winchester

Instruments welcomed: mountain dulcimers in DAD but all acoustic instruments welcome


Other club information

Other club comments: We offer occasional sessions for beginners

Yellowbanks Dulcimer Society  -  Owensboro, KY

Yellowbanks Dulcimer Society


Contacting the club

Contact person: Barbara Haley

E-mail: barbarahaley [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Phone: 270 691-9084

Club website: http://yellowbanksdulcimer.org


Meeting information

Meeting location:

2100 York Dr
Owensboro, KY 42301

Meeting schedule: 1st and 3rd Mondays 7-9 p.m.

Meeting directions: Owensboro Christian Church 2818 New Harford Rd. Room 309

Instruments welcomed: Lap (mountain) and hammer dulcimers and other acoustic instruments.


Other club information

Special club events: Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival - June 6-72008 Owensboro KY. English Park Center - Concerts and Workshops are free to the public

Other club comments: Mailing address: 2100 York Drive Owensboro Ky. 42301