in Milford, Connecticut
2018 featured artists:
Rob Brereton & Thomasina Levy - mountain dulcimers
AppalAsia - mountain dulcimer, erhu, & banjo
Marina Albero - hammered dulcimer
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.
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.
2018 workshop leaders:
Rich Carty, Cliff Cole, Sam Edelston, Ron Ewing, Rudy Gabrielson, George Haggerty, Deb Justice, Marya Katz, Dian Killian, Ellen Pratt, Brett Ridgeway, Sally Rogers, Bill Ruyle, Carol Walker, Jon Weinberg, Dwain Wilder, Yao Lan, Nina Zanetti, and more