Coming Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14, 2017

in Milford, Connecticut


The Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival is held every October in southern Connecticut. We are a Friday-Saturday festival, with a full program of workshops for hammered and mountain dulcimer players of all levels. In addition, concerts both evenings are open to the general public.
We believe that hammered dulcimers and mountain dulcimers are among the world's most wonderful musical instruments. They're fun to play, and fun to listen to. They belong in both folk music and popular music.  Our mission is to bring dulcimers and dulcimer music into public awareness.

2016 featured artists were:


Sue Carpenter

2005 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion. Best known for her rich fingerstyle arrangements of traditional tunes, ragtime, popular songs, and originals.

Karen Alley

2014 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion. One of the new generation of exciting, young players, She plays Celtic tunes, hymns, show tunes, original compositions, and more.

Carol Walker

Familiar to many Nutmeg regulars as a popular workshop leader, author of the excellent "DNA Dulcimer Ditties" instructional books, and popularizer of Manx music for mountain dulcimer.


2016 workshops were taught by ...

Magpie (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner),

Don Briggs, Rich Carty, Cliff Cole, Sam Crawford, 

Sam Edelston, Rudy Gabrielson, George Haggerty, Mack Johnston,

Melanie Johnston, Deb Justice, Dian Killian (DK and the Joy Machine), Tom MacKenzie,

Samantha Moffatt, Laurel Schwartz, Jeremy Seeger, Susan Trump,

Jon Weinberg, Dwain Wilder, Nina Zanetti ... and more!