Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton




On Saturday, June 11, the Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton will be playing at Smith House, at Bill Yeck Park in Centerville, OH.  We’ll play from 2 – 4 pm on the porch of the lovely Smith House.  Will you join us? 

Come to Centerville-Washington Parks District, 2330 Centerville Station Rd.  Bring a picnic blanket or lawn seating and prepare for a good time.  There will also be snacks available.  Please join us!!




Welcome to the web home of the Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton, located in the Dayton, Ohio area. The Society has taken the traditional music of the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, autoharp, guitar and other acoustic instruments to all types of events in the Dayton area since the mid 1970s.  MDSD is one of the oldest dulcimer groups in the US.

   The Society meets the first Saturday of the month at the new West Charleston Church of the Brethren. The Church is located at 4817 SR 202, Tipp City, OH (northeast corner of SR 202 & SR 571).  Note: The August meeting is always a picnic gathering, with nothing occurring at the Church)


The Club’s monthly jam/meeting time will be at 6-8pm.  At this point, we are not offering classes before the meeting.  We envision having these levels of  instruction again someday, helping to fulfill our prime directive of sharing and teaching our music.


We also hope you’ll want more information on the MDSD-sponsored dulcimer retreat, Dulcimer Doin’s,  in February of each year.  Info and registration materials can be found here as well.  ( Cancelled until further notice, due to the world Covid-19 pandemic)


Through our annual club dues of $25, we sponsor workshops and concerts for our members and the public, provide the Core Tune Book with companion CDs, More Tunes Book (with CD option); workshops, concerts, monthly jams, and a newsletter with MDSD news and dulcimer-related articles each month.


Come back often for news and updates.  Thank you for wanting to learn more about this great organization, the Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton.

Posted by Michelle Howald on Saturday, June 10, 2017