Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat

November 10-11, 2017

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park invites participants to a weekend of fun and fellowship along with workshops, jam sessions and evening concerts. The Stephen Foster State Park Dulcimer Retreat is hosted by dulcimer master David Beede.

The retreat offers in-depth instruction and techniques on the mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer instruments. Traditional music is celebrated with workshops offered for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, taught by nationally recognized instructors. Concerts featuring the masterful instructors from the workshops are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings in the park auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

Announcing the instructors for 2017!!

Dan Landrum      HD
Guy George     HD

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2016 Instructors:


L-R:  David Beede (MD), Gary Sager (MD), Laurie Alsobrook (MD), Jessica Comeau (MD), Neal Hellman (MD),  Jody Marshall (HD), Guy George (HD), Aaron O’Rourke (MD)

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Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat – 2015


Members of Melrose Dulcimers attending in 2015: George, Linda, and Naomi, Millie and Jay, Krys, Joann, Jean, Ann, Carol, Chris, Pershawn, and Emma, Bob and Barb,
Hannah, David, Julie, Kay, Bob, Laurie


Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat – 2014
Making dulcimers with Jon Williams