Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival 2018:

Mark your calendar for

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20

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.

2018 featured artists:

Friday:

Rob Brereton & Thomasina Levy - mountain dulcimers

 

Saturday:

AppalAsia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, & banjo

Marina Albero - hammered dulcimer

 

AppalAsia

AppalAsia is ...

 

Jeff Berman ... mountain dulcimer

Mimi Jong ... erhu

Susan Powers ... banjo & vocal

 

A unique combination rooted in Appalachian and Asian music traditions with original composition and inspired improvisation. Some of you will remember Jeff from when he taught at Nutmeg 5-6 years ago.

 

Appalasia video link

 

AppalAsia.com

Marina Albero

Marina Albero plays hammered dulcimer (and all kinds of keyboard instruments), with influences from jazz, flamenco, early music, and more. She grew up in Spain, and moved to Seattle four years ago.

 

Marina video link

 

http://www.marinaalbero.net

Rob Brereton &

Thomasina Levy

Before Nutmeg, there was the Housatonic Dulcimer Celebration, and for our 15th anniversary, we're thrilled to have two of its leaders as a featured duo. Both also perform solo, but they make particularly beautiful music together.

 

Rob Brereton is a pioneer in contemporary mountain dulcimer playing, especially "standards" and early jazz tunes -- who also excels at traditional American and British folk music.

 

Thomasina is a singer, songwriter, and former Connecticut State Troubador who blends traditional and contemporary folk music. Her music has been aired in over 20 countries.

 

Rob video link

Thomasina video link

 

http://www.robertbrereton.com/

http://www.thomasina.net/

 



2018 workshop leaders will be announced at a later date.

 

2017 featured artists were:

Ted Yoder, Jody Marshall, Sofie Reed 

2017 workshop leaders included:

Don Briggs, Rich Carty, Cliff Cole, Linda Collins, Christine DeLeon, Sam Edelston, 

Ron Ewing, Jeff Goldenberg, George Haggerty, Mack Johnston, Melanie Johnston, 

Sandy Lafleur, Tom MacKenzie, Don Moore, Paul Mueller, Brett Ridgeway, 

Laurel Schwartz, Barb Truex, Susan Trump, Carol Walker, Jon Weinberg, Dwain Wilder