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.

2017 featured artists:


Ted Yoder

In 2010, Ted won the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship.


Last year, Ted's video of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" went viral, gathering over 90,000,000 views, and earning him a worldwide fan base. This is his first trip to the Northeast since then.

Jody Marshall

Jody has been a featured hammered dulcimer performer and teacher at festivals nation-wide, coming from her base near Washington, DC. Her repertoire spans Celtic, medieval, Renaissance, rock music, and more.


She's taught at Nutmeg before, and now we're delighted to have her back as a featured artist.


Sofie Reed

She's a Swedish-born roots-blues, folk-blues one-woman band with a dulcimer, harmonica, and stomp box. Based now in Colorado, Sofie does much of her performing in Europe. You've never seen anything like her.


2017 workshop leaders will be posted soon.

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!