Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December 2016 Seasonal Jam

It's December already and the holidays are fast approaching. Hope you can join us for some seasonal music and fare on December 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Corona Court clubhouse . Bring your seasonal tunes and we'll have some holiday food to brighten our damp weather spirits. We may have some neighbors stop by to listen and share our day.

Corona Court Clubhouse
  4780 Corona Court Clubhouse

Directions form I-5
Take Bellingham airport exit and head toward Bellis Fair Mall, take left on Cordata Parkway, go about 3 miles and take Left on Tremont Ave., take Right on Corona Ct.  and go around to end and clubhouse is on the right.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November Jam and upcoming Dec Seasonal Gathering


It was a nice morning to spend playing music with our mountain dulcimer group along with other stringed instruments; auto harps, fiddles and banjo. At times are minds were challenged to play in different keys and listening to variations on old tunes. Thanks to Barbara, Leslie and Pat we had a nice break over coffee and fresh apple pie, sweet bread and cream. We also were given a mountain dulcimer for the club to use by Judith (not me)and her husband. Thanks to all who got themselves out in the rain and looking forward to a fun December event so keep December 10 open for music and a seasonal fare.

Weekly Practices

Mondays 2:30-4:30 2121 Birch Cr, Bellingham
Wednesdays: 10:00-12:00 The Willows Retirement Center, Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 2016 Dulcimer Jam

We will be meeting November 12 at the Corona Court Clubhouse, 10:30 through noon.We enjoy singing as well as playing and invite those with other instruments: fiddle, auto harp, drums, to come along and play. Feel free to bring a tune or follow along with calling from our repertoire listed on this website.

Corona Court Clubhouse
  4780 Corona Court Clubhouse

Directions form I-5
Take Bellingham airport exit and head toward Bellis Fair Mall, take left on Cordata Parkway, go about 3 miles and take Left on Tremont Ave., take Right on Corona Ct.  and go around to end and clubhouse is on the right.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 2016 Announcements

We met at  10:30 this past Saturday for our October jam. We enjoyed having 2 auto harpists join us , Barry and Arlene, thanks for this great accompaniment to our dulcimer tunes. And yes, we usually do play in DAD but can capo and actually re tune to to play in other keys.  We have been planning a few events around holiday time so please come to our practise sessions if you are interested in playing some seasonal music for others around holidays. Our practise sessions are:

Monday at 2:30, 2121 Birch Circle"Sunrise Clubhouse"

Wednesday at 10:00, Willows Retirement Center, 3115 Squalicum Parkway, room 101  First floor (Go past front desk and down to the end of the hallway. (You can ask for dulcimer group at the front desk).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 2016 Update

September's jam was fun and interesting. We met at hour new time 10:30 and it took us a little coffee and time to get us warmed up and playing. I enjoyed the morning get together and gave the eight of us time to play out morning away: we played many of the old tunes such as " Whiskey , Black Mountain Rag, etc." and we are perfecting a new tune "Come by the Hills". Its especially enjoyable when Barry brings his fiddle and adds that sweet sound. We stepped out into a beautiful day with plans for some fall activities.

 Speaking of which, five of us practiced in Glacier at the home of Walter and Barbara.  They had invited us to practice for their friends at the Willows who were up in Glacier enjoying the crisp fall day in the foothills. They served us a wonderful meal and three of us proceeded onto Artist Point to watch the sunset for the fall equinox.

We are planning on more fall and entertainment for groups so please join us in our practices on Monday, 2:30 at 2121 Birch Circle "Sunrise Swim and Racquet Club" and Wednesday at 11:00 at the Willows Retirement Center, Squalicum Parkway.

Our next jam will be October 8, 10:30 Corona Court Clubhouse.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Summer 2016 Update and Sept jam

Surprisingly, the summer has flown by and I did not get to publish all our jams. We have been meeting all summer both with the practice groups and with the July and August group jam. Small groups of us have also been entertaining in the community, our last was at Garden Street Methodist for part of the service. We enjoyed playing as did the congregation listening and look forward to more opportunities to introduce the mountain dulcimer into our community.

So, please consider joining us as we continue into the fall months. We are meeting at Corona Court Clubhouse (directions below) with a time change . The group will now start at 10:30 a.m. Please come and jam with us. If you have a tune to share please bring about 6 copies

  4780 Corona Court Clubhouse

Directions form I-5
Take Bellingham airport exit and head toward Bellis Fair Mall, take left on Cordata Parkway, go about 3 miles and take left on Tremont Ave., take Left on Corona Ct.  and go around to end and clubhouse is on the right.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June Jam

Our next jam is on June 11 at 1:30,  4780 Corona Court, Bellingham. We have a lots of tunes to share and if you have a special song please bring a few copies of the music to share.We have been enjoying playing in other keys, lots of E minor tunes as well as dulcimer classics. Come join healing sounds and let your mind and heart run free. If you play other instruments you are very welcome to bring them and join in; as they say "The more , the merrier".

 4780 Corona Court Clubhouse

Directions form I-5
Take Bellingham airport exit and head toward Bellis Fair Mall, take left on Cordata Parkway, go about 3 miles and take left on Tremont Ave., take Left on Corona Ct.  and go around to end and clubhouse is on the left.