Saturday morning brought workshops. We drove up to the UCC Music School
building with instruments, found the room
for the Beginners's Workshop, and set up. Tuning the rental dulcimers took
a while, but finally we got going with the class. Thankfully, John Burns,
Susan Sherlock, some students and I all tuned, and got everybody ready. Nat Magee was a
surprise helper, and I was glad to have him give a short talk on the Co. Antrim
dulcimer history. He also helped one fellow who was there with a dulcimer his
brother had built and had brought the year before. Here are some pictures of the
There were 5 in the workshop, and all but one played another instrument
(or more), and the one that doesn't "play" yet is taking
concertina lessons. So the class was fairly experienced when we started. The
class went well, and everyone seemed to get what they came for. One fellow
rented one of the dulcimers for 6 months to see how it would go, but he was
already picking out O'Carolan tunes on the one he used for the class. I am
also happy to report that neither myself nor any of the students went to sleep
Some of the other workshops given on Saturday were the "Dulcimer Make & Play"
(Mary and Rich Carty), "English Tunes" (Jenny Coxon), and the "International Tune Swap"
(Susan Sherlock). We have pictures of some, but unfortunately none of Susan's workshop.
At 4PM, there was a Showcase Concert where anyone at the festival could play. Here is one picture we have
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