Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton

As 2017 slows down, lots to come for 2018!

Written on October 27, 2017   By   in Uncategorized

Please put these special dates on your calendar for the end of this year, and early 2018 :



November Meeting – Nov. 4 – Election of Officers.  Please attend.  We have a full slate of officers, plus three nominees for one office.



December Meeting – Dec. 2 – MDSD Christmas Dinner –  Members $5, non-members $10.  Dinner registrations and payment must be received by Treasurer Margaret Diehl by November 22.  Or, better yet, sign up at this next meeting.



January Meeting 2018 – Jan 6



January annual MDSD Concert & Workshop – This year, 2012 Hammer Dulcimer National Champion Matthew Dickerson will be performing and teaching.  The concert is at Troy Hayer on Friday Jan 12.  Workshops at the West Charleston Church on Saturday, Jan 13.



February Meeting – Feb 3



February 16, 17, 18 – DULCIMER DOIN’s – Our club’s musical retreat, held in Maria Stein, OH.  Jamming, eating, visiting, more jamming, more snacking…..more jamming.  If you’ve never been there, you need to go!  A lovely weekend spent making music and friends.



No matter how cold spring is, it will be hot, hot, hot!

Join the Ohio Jam!

Written on August 15, 2017   By   in Uncategorized

 The Annual (except for last year) All Ohio Jam will be this Saturday, August 19.  9am – 9pm  in Circleville Ohio, at the Ted Lewis Park, in Shelter #3.

What a great way to get acquainted with other Ohio dulcimer clubs, players and tunes.  


This is a free event that is open to all dulcimer players (and other acoustic folk instrument players) in Ohio. We missed not having this event last year due to site availability and schedule conflicts, but we hope it is bigger and better than the 2014 and 2015 versions. Bring your acoustic instruments, a playing stool or chair, a dish for the potluck, drinking water and your jamming enthusiasm. Please, no alcohol.
Meet old friends, make new friends and meet folks you have only heard of in the dulcimer community.
Sponsored by Prussia Valley Dulcimers.
If you want to stay over:
Holiday Inn Express Circleville $94
3.8 (46) · 2-star hotel
Down-to-earth rooms & suites in a casual hotel offering free breakfast, an indoor pool & a gym.
Free Wi-FiFree breakfast 740-420-4411
17% less than usual

Comfort Inn Circleville OH $80
2.8 (37) · 2-star hotel
Unfussy rooms in a low-rise hotel with an outdoor pool & exercise room, plus free breakfast & WiFi.
Free Wi-FiFree breakfast 740-477-6116

Budget Host Inn $64
2.4 (18) · 2-star hotel
Budget hotel offering basic rooms with free parking & free continental breakfast.
Free Wi-Fi 740-474-6006

Nearby Camping at A.W. Marion State Park.

 Contact Gary Sager at Prussia Valley Dulcimers for more info:

Dues are DUE!

Written on February 23, 2017   By   in Uncategorized

MDSD dues are really expected at the end of the year.  We still have quite a few folks who have not sent their annual dues to Margaret.  Don’t forget, folks….  We’d hate to have to take you off our membership roster!  Just think what you’d miss!

No “new” news….but we’ve been busy!

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Between the concert and workshops with the Grubers (when Mother Nature was not exactly kind, and we had to reschedule the workshops) and Dulcimer Doin’s (when Mother Nature was extremely kind and brought us spring weather) ….we’ve been BUSY!  

 Just because our two big events are over for the year, doesn’t mean that we’ll be resting on our laurels for too long.  With spring and summer usually comes MDSD playdates, where we get to go out and perform for the public and share our music.  Stay tuned!  (well, that’s always good advice, isn’t it?) xox Cindy    😉