Thank you, everybody, for an AMAZING Nutmeg.

We look forward to seeing many of you in '22!

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 1-3, 2021

18th annual Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

Featured artists:

MiMi Hashizume, hammered dulcimer

Cristian Huet, mountain dulcimer

Grant Olson, mountain dulcimer

Bill Robinson, hammered dulcimer

Our instructors are a mix of nationally-known artists and regional favorites.

  • Hammered dulcimer: Patti Amelotte, Carmen Amrein, Cliff Cole, Carrie Crompton, Chris Foss, Marya Katz, Dave Neiman
  • Mountain dulcimer: Richard Ash, Bill Collins, Sam Edelston, Mark Gilston, John Hallberg, Judy & Kirk House, Melanie Johnston, Sandy Lafleur, Joellen Lapidus, Thomasina Levy, Ellen Pratt, Kevin Roth, Norm Williams, Nina Zanetti
  • Additional instructors: Michele Gourley, Lil' Rev, Juliana Parker


The 2021 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival will be held online -- with workshops Friday-Saturday, October 1-2, and Concerts Friday-Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2-3. We offer a full program of workshops for hammered and mountain dulcimer players of all levels. In addition, tickets to the three concerts will be available for sale to the general public.
Classes and concerts all will be on Zoom. If you need training or practice, we'll provide it.
Our schedule will be similar to 2020. Like last year, we'll have 3 workshop periods Friday afternoon and 5 Saturday morning-afternoon (Eastern Time). We have 4 featured artists this year, and they all will perform in the Saturday evening concert. Like last year, our instructors will perform in the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts. We will have participants across the USA and in multiple foreign countries ... Workshop periods this year are numbered, instead of being listed by their starting times ... Registration and class selection will be 100% online.
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Regardless of these differences, we are still Nutmeg. We'll try to capture some of the social aspects the festival. You'll be able to visit with the vendors. We love the larger dulcimer festivals, too, with adozens of featured artists, but we're bringing you a different experience; we can't do what they do, and they can't do some of the things we're doing. We hope you love "virtual Nutmeg" as much as we do.
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We believe that dulcimers of all types 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.

In 2022, we plan to be back at Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

168 Broad Street, Milford, Connecticut

 


2021 Featured Artists:

Cristian Huet

Klezmer master Pete Rushefsky performs Friday evening and teaches 3 workshops.

Grant Olson

Klezmer master Pete Rushefsky performs Friday evening and teaches 3 workshops.

MiMi Hashizume

Mountain dulcimer legend Kevin Roth performs Saturday evening and teaches workshops both days.

Bill Robinson

Mountain dulcimer legend Kevin Roth performs Saturday evening and teaches workshops both days.