Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Key West Dulcimer Fest

Get Tropical!

The 1st Annual Key West Dulcimer Fest will take place January 28th - 31st, 2010 in Key West, Florida at the Hurricane Hole Marina and Key West American Legion. America's first tropical dulcimer festival will feature instruction and performances by an A-list staff including: David Beede, Robert Force, Bing Futch, Guy George, Tull Glazener, Jeff Hames, Lois Hornbostel, Dan Landrum, Karen Mueller, Aaron O'Rourke, Butch Ross, Gary Sager, Stephen Seifert, Rick Thum and Susan Trump.

Attendees will be able to take workshops in both hammered and mountain dulcimer as well as guitar, steel drums, pennywhistle, banjo, autoharp and other instruments. There will be a "dulcimer doctor" on-site tending to repairs and upgrades while vendors will supply everything from strings and music books, to stands and padded dulcimer cases.

Registrations are $95. To register, download the form and send it in with the registration fee. Registration includes all workshops, both nights of instructor concerts and special island discounts on food, lodging and activities.

This blog will be the main online headquarters for the festival, providing detailed information as it's made available along with tantalizing glimpses of what's to come, including in-depth travel-planning, sightseeing and points-of-interest on our host island, Key West. You'll also get to know our instructors and performers better through profiles posted during the run-up to this exciting event. So be sure to bookmark, follow or subscribe to this site - there's much more to come over the next year!

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