Basic Schedule for the 2019 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

Here's the basic layout. The specific workshop schedule will be published over the summer, when all details are finalized.


We have 3 tracks of hammered dulcimer (Beginner, Mid-level, and Advanced) ... 4 tracks of mountain dulcimer (Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) ... and a track of "other" workshops, which cover a wide range of topics. In every period, there's always a workshop suitable for every level of dulcimer player. But if you'd rather go off and jam with somebody, that's fine, too!


Friday schedule:

  • 2:00 ... Doors officially open
  • 3:30-4:30 ... Workshops F1
  • 4:45-5:45 ... Workshops F2
  • 5:45-7:30 ... Dinner break
  • 7:30 ... Concert featuring the workshop leaders, followed by Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) with Adrianne Greenbaum

Saturday schedule:

  • 8:30 ... Doors officially reopen
  • 9:00-9:45 ... Gathering. Workshop leaders and featured artists briefly introduce themselves and their classes.
  • 10:00-11:15 ... Workshops S1
  • 11:30-12:30 ... Workshops S2
  • 12:30-1:45 ... Lunch break
  • 1:45-3:00 ... Workhops S3
  • 3:15-4:15 ... Workshops S4
  • 4:30-5:30 ... Workshops, jams, round robins, extra help for less experienced players. S5
  • 5:30-7:00 ... Dinner break
  • 7:00 ... Concert featuring Kevin Roth (mountain dulcimer), and then David Mahler / Hickory Cathedral (hammered dulcimer)

Food, clothing, and shelter: For meals, if you wish to stay "on campus," we bring in takeout orders that you can buy into. For clothing, well, Nutmeg has some of the best dulcimer festival T-shirts we've ever seen. And if you're traveling from out of the area, there's a special Nutmeg rate at the Hampton Inn, in Milford, less than a mile away.