It usually meets on the First or Second Sunday of the month, 1:00-3:00, (If you want some extra help, you can come as early as 12:00.) 


Meeting Sunday, June 12, 2022 in person, 1:00-3:00.

Handouts will be distributed on-site.


Location: We will meet at Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church 168 S. Broad Street, Milford, CT. Please be vaxed. Masks are recommended. We want to be good to our hosts at the church.


Mountain and hammered dulcimers are welcome. All levels of players are welcome.


There will be ensemble playing, with pieces/tunes chosen in advance. When we meet online, the second hour generally is instructional.


Questions? You can email us at or through the Contact Us page on this website.


More dates for first half of 2022 (which we hope will also be in-person):

  • June 12

Tab for April 2022

Dona Nobis Pacem
Dona Nobis Pacem.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 260.9 KB
Shche Ne Cmerla Ukrainy - Mark Wade's hammered dulcimer arrangement
Ukrainian National Anthem. Arrangement used with permission.
Ukrainian National Anthem - Mark
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Shche Ne Cmerla Ukrainy - mountain dulcimer tab
Ukrainian National Anthem. Mountain dulcimer adaptation of Mark Wade's hammered dulcimer arrangement.
Shche Ne Vmerla Ukrainy 2022-03.pdf
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The Water is Wide (basic version)
We'll play some accompaniment and fills.
The Water Is Wide basic.pdf
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Minor pentatonic scales
Minor pentatonic scales.pdf
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Some themes from Pirates of Penzance - Act I Finale
Pirates of Penzance finale - excerpts 20
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Some old tab

Tab for March 2021

Fun with Pachelbel's Canon in D ... Click to Download tab for some excerpts. (Sam)
You also can download free sheet music for the full piece at:
Pachelbel Canon in D excerpts.pdf
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Tab for March 2020

Song choosers: Britt Goodman, Alan Preliasco

June Apple
June Apple (D).pdf
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Ash Grove
Ash Grove D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
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Bile Them Cabbage Down ("Cabbage")
Bile Them Cabbage D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
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Mairi's Wedding
Mairis Wedding D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 40.8 KB
Pretty Little Miss
Pretty Little Miss D - 2020-03 Alan.pdf
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4 tunes for March 2021
These are music notation and chords only, with hammered dulcimer embellishments, but most of the tunes are familiar,
> Sheebeg and Sheemore
> The Year of Jubilo
> Scotland the Brave
> The Moon and Seven Stars
4 tunes - 2020-03 Britt.pdf
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Historical notes on the four tunes above
Tune notes - 2020-03 Alan.docx
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Tab for February 2020

Song choosers: Bonnie Schneider, Mike Scofield

Columbus Stockade Blues
Columbus Stockade Blues - 2020-02 Mike.p
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John Henry
John Henry - 2020-02 Mike.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Whiskey Before Breakfast - 2020-02 Mike.
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5 Tunes
These are music notation and chords only, with hammered dulcimer embellishments, but most of the tunes are familiar.
> Over the Waterfall (D)
> Possum on a Gum Stump (D)
> Red Wing (G)
> Soldier's Joy (D)
> Simple Gifts (G)
5 tunes - 2020-02 Bonnie.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB

Tab for January 2020

Song choosers: Barbara Patterson, Sam Edelston

Mountain Dulcimer chord chart
Some of these chords use a 1+ fret (1 1/2 fret), for those who have one. If you don't have a 1+ fret, ignore those chords.
Some simple chords in DAD.pdf
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Aura Lee
Happy birthday, Elvis Presley, January 8, 1935. This Civil War song became the melody for his hit, Love Me Tender.
Aura Lee G 2020-01.pdf
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Freight Train
Happy birthday, Libba Cotten, January 5, 1893.
Freight Train D 2020-01.pdf
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Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm
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June Apple
June Apple (D).pdf
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Sally Ann
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