Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton


Coming up in 2024, will be two great events from MDSD.               Soon we’ll be adding information for the 2024 weekend of music, with the FREE concert at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center on January 19, and the day of hammered dulcimer workshops on January 20 at the West Charleston Church of the Brethren, please go to the EVENTS page on this site.   Our special guest this year will be hammered dulcimer player Pam Bowman. 

And of course, Dulcimer Doin’s 2024 coming up on February 16-18!          Lots of great music ahead!






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 .

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.

                                  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 now offering Beginner Classes before the meeting, at 5pm, 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.  We are preparing for Dulcimer Doin’s 2024 on February 16-18!   Come on, and be a part of it!!!


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