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Ozark Roots Dulcimer Festival – Hammered Dulcimer

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Ozark Roots Dulcimer Festival – Hammered Dulcimer

July 17th to 21st, 2018

Mountain View Meeting Place

World-renowned hammered dulcimer player, instructor, and recording artist Linda Thomas will be coming to Mountain View!

As part of the annual Ozark Roots Dulcimer Festival, Linda will be teaching special classes, and three day workshop, and performing at several venues around Mountain View.

She will be teaching several special classes on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as a three day, all-levels workshop Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.



Beginning and Beyond – $99

Tuesday, 10 to 11:30 am                Class #1
Tuesday, 1 to 2:30 pm                   Class #2
Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 am           Class #3
Wednesday, 1 to 2:30 pm              Class #4

This four-part class, designed for both the “new” player and those who want a “refresher” class, is open to both readers and by ear players; participants will benefit by registering in all 4 sessions, making the experience cumulative and providing experience for the 3-Day Workshop.

Specific topics covered in this class:  Layout/Tuning, Instrument Care, Playing Technique, Learning/Building Repertoire (different styles), Playing Chords/Rhythms and Hands-on Playing Time.

Helpful Things to Bring to the Class:  Instrument/Hammers, Tuning Wrench, Electronic Tuner, Music Stand (if you have one) and the Love of Music!  Fee includes handouts.

Christmas In July – $49

Tuesday, 3 to 4:30 pm

This workshop will allow players to get a start on Holiday repertoire early!  Players will learn and develop a complete arrangement for a Traditional Christmas song to include: BASIC MELODY, EMBELLISHED VERSION and ACCOMPANIMENT/CHORDS.  The workshop is open to all experience levels and to both “readers” and “by ear” players.

Playing Old Time Music by Ear – $49

Wednesday, 3 to 4:30 pm

This workshop will be presented in the “old-time” way – learning to play a tune by ear1  Focus for the workshop will be helpful hints to develop this learning style while adding a new song to the repertoire.  All experience levels welcome, as are both readers and by ear players.  Fee includes handouts.

Hammer Dulcimer All-Levels Workshop -$159

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday

10 to 11:30 am, 1 to 2:30 pm, 3 to 4:30 pm each day

This 3-Day Workshop is designed for ALL LEVELS playing experience and is open to “readers” and “by ear” players;  offered in a relaxed and beautiful setting, the class focus will be:

*Slow-paced Presentations, *Extensive “Hands-On” Playing Time, *Repertoire Building (variety of styles), *Good Musicianship, *Chords for Jam Sessions, Embellishments, Back-up/Accompaniments and Suggestions for Playing Well w/Other Instruments.  Repertoire will include: Old-Time, Hymns, Celtic, Waltzes and more, as time permits.  Includes all handouts.

All classes and workshops will be held at the newest event center in Mountain View, the Mountain View Meeting Place, 106 E. Washington, right off the court square, next door to the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast.

Attendees get a discount on lodging at the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast.


***Early Bird Special! Register by May 1st and the workshop is only $139!


Register Here!


Linda will be performing at these venues during the festival:

  • Tuesday night at Club Possum, located at same venue, the Mountain View Meeting Place. Show starts at 7 pm and is FREE!
  • Thursday night at Dulcimer in the Caverns. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Wildflower Guests) and will be available at the Dulcimer Shoppe when they go on sale.
  • Saturday night at the Ozark Folk Center Auditorium. Tickets are $12, $10 for Wildflower Guests.

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