Friday-Sunday, Oct. 2-4, 2020

17th annual Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

Featured artists:

Jerry Rockwell on mountain dulcimer

Joshua Messick on hammered dulcimer

Plus an all-star team of workshop leaders:

Richard Ash, Ken Bloom, Cliff Cole, Sam Edelston, Rudy Gabrielson, John Hallberg, Mei Han, Ryan Husain, Tom Irving, Mack Johnston, Melanie Johnston, James Jones, Marya Katz, Saina Khaledi, Bernd Krause, Randy Marchany, Jody Marshall, Juliana Parker, Ellen Pratt, Randy Raine-Reusch, Brett Ridgeway, Bill Ruyle, Stephen Seifert, Carol Walker, Pam Weeks, Norm Williams ... and more


And vendors:

Folkcraft, James Jones, Bernd Krause, Masterworks, Possum Pads, and some of our instructors.

The 2020 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival will be held online -- with workshops Friday-Saturday, October 2-3, and Concerts Friday-Saturday-Sunday, October 2-3-4. 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 will be taught on Zoom. If you need training or practice, we'll provide it. For the richest possible audio quality, all three concerts will be streamed via Online Concert Thing.
If you've been to Nutmeg before, you'll notice some differences this year: We've added an extra workshop period on Friday afternoon ... We've added a Sunday afternoon concert ... In the Friday and Sunday concerts, the workshop leaders will be able to do more than one song ... We undoubtedly 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.
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 a dozen or more 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.
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 2021, we plan to be back at Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

168 Broad Street, Milford, Connecticut


2020 Featured Artists:

Jerry Rockwell

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

Joshua Messick

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

Joshua Messick website.

Joshua Messick video