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FESTIVAL DATES:  April 19 - 23, 2023     BDF #30 is just around the corner !!!

 
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BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
The April, 2023 festival features intensive classes for the
Autoharp, Clawhammer Banjo, Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, and Band-it!

Some classes can be attended VIA ZOOM.

Festival Brochure and Extra Information

Festival Brochure 2023 ....   Additional Information (March)
Festival Registration Forms  
 
Attending in Person             Attending VIA Zoom

 

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
PDF (legal size) as of March 27, 2023

SCHEDULE PAGE

 

BUCKEYE ROADSHOW ZOOM JAM

This will be our 22nd monthly jam.  All times are EDT.   We are located in central Ohio, USA.

ZOOM LINK for the entire evening:
Early Bird Workshop, Mini Concert; ZoomJam
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March 31, 2023
6:00 - 6:45 pm   Early Bird Class

All instruments are welcome in this EB session and in the Buckeye Roadshow Zoom Jam.  Come for the evening!

Zoom room opens at 5:45 pm and
EB starts at 6:00 pm.

Chris, Joe, and Shari will all be working together on one connection tonight with the focus on chords.  Regardless of your instrument, bring your chord knowledge (memory, sheets, diagrams, etc) with you.

Starting promptly at 6:00, Chris will work on chords with the hammered dulcimer for the first 15 minutes. Joe and Shari will follow Chris to work on chords with the mountain dulcimer and other instruments. 

From the ZOOM PAGE, we'll play melody and back up chords from this month's Zoom jam list.  Bring tab and your questions! 


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7:00 - 7:20 Buckeye Roadshow
Mini-Concert

Chris, Joe, and Shari would like to share some
of our favorites.

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Zoom Jam at 7:30


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Jam List with PDFs for Jam #22,
 March 31 is now posted !
Zoom Jam Page


 

DISCOVERY CLASSES

Buckeye Roadshow's first Discovery Day
in Bucyrus, Ohio is in the history books.

There are now two new clawhammer banjo players, one new hammer dulcimer players and two new mountain dulcimer players.

The schedule included three hours on instruction, first jam, and then an evening jam.

If you've always wanted to play an instrument,
this is your opportunity live and in person.
             

Check back for our next DISCOVERY CLASS and location within the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival area.

Clawhammer Banjo (Joe)
Hammered Dulcimer (Chris)
Mountain Dulcimer (Shari)


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We'll come your way!

If your group or club would like to sponsor one of these Discovery Days for their local community,
email Chris Steiner

Chris can tailor this event with your local community in mind including featured instruments and scheduling needs.

It is amazing the number of instruments that are under the bed or hanging on the wall that are begging to be played. 

With so many club memberships decreasing, this day could be a great way to spark interest.

BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL 2023

April 19 - April 23, 2023

Recreation Unlimited
Ashley, Ohio

This year we celebrate the 30th year of this special festival at Recreation Unlimited, a wonderful facility.


The BAND IT will not be given this year.  We hope to bring it back next year.

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Beginners/New Players   (Saturday)

On Saturday, there will be classes for mountain dulcimer (Shane Braden), hammered dulcimer (Pam Bowman), and autoharp (Phyllis Davis). 

The participant will have 4 1/2 hours of instruction on the new player level. 

Loaners are available, no charge. *please note on your registration.

Come for the weekend Pkg 3 or Pkg 4 or for Saturday only.  This session will provide the basic stepping stones for moving on.

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MOUNTAIN DULCIMER BEGINNERS
(Wednesday - Sunday)
PKG 1 or 2 will indeed happen!

UPDATE:  Response for a mountain dulcimer New player/Beginner class has been great.
There will be a class running for 13+ hours.
If you would like to join, please call Shari Wolf at 937-216-5176 before registering.

 

 

 

 

 

The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival #30 (April 19-23, 2023)
FACE-to-FACE Festival and more

The extended/intensive morning and early afternoon classes (9 plus total hours on Thursday & Friday
with 4 more hours on Saturday will feature:

 

Meet our instructors and hear their plans for 
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER classes.

Susan Trump
(intermediate/advanced level)

 

Jan Hammond
(past beginner/early intermediate level)
 

 


 

 

Meet our instructors and hear their plans for the
HAMMERED DULCIMER classes.

Jody Marshall
(intermediate/advanced level)

 

Chris Steiner
(past beginner/early intermediate level)

 


 

 The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival 2023 will include Autoharp, Clawhammer Banjo,
and the Band it! multi-instrument classs.  Hear their class plans.

Autoharp (Beyond Beginners) - Michael Poole

 

Clawhammer Banjo (Beyond Beginners) - Joe Steiner

 


 

BAND IT!    Shari Wolf (All acoustic Instruments - Beyond Beginners)

Will not be held this year.

 

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BEGINNERS - SATURDAY ONLY

In addition to these fantastic choices during the extended session, Buckeye always offers special
sessions on Saturday for Brand New Beginners.  

This year there will be classes for:

Autoharp (Phyllis Davis),
Hammered Dulcimer (Pam Bowman) and
Mountain Dulcimer (Shane Braden).
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THIS AND THAT!

REGISTRATION PACKAGES

Extended Package #1  (Wednesday 4/19 - Sunday 4/23)     $450  
Includes: 11 meals, 4 nights lodging, morning intensive instruction, all other activities & concerts

Extended Commuter Package #2  (Wednesday 4/19 - Sunday 4/23)     $400   
Includes: 11 meals, daily activity fee, morning intensive instruction, all other activities & concerts

Weekend Package #3  (Friday 4/21 at 4 pm - Sunday 4/23)     $225 
Includes: 5 meals, 2 nights lodging, Fri. night events, Saturday morning intensive session, all other activities & concerts

Weekend Commuter Package #4  (Friday 4/21 at 4 pm - Sunday 4/23)     $205  
Includes: 5 meals, daily activity fee, Fri. night events, Saturday morning intensive session, all other activities & concerts

Saturday (Check in at 8:00 am)     $120   
Includes:  2 meals, daily activity fee, intensive am session, mini sessions & concert;
         
   There will also be all-day beginner classes for mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and autoharp

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ZOOM SESSIONS WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:
Zoom Registration Form

 HD - Intermediate/Advanced           MD - Intermediate/Advanced          AUTOHARP       CLAWHAMMER BANJO

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ONSITE Housing

We will be using the Greif House (FULL) and Residence Hall A and B for onsite housing.  Updated:  3/28/2023

Although there are no present Covid restrictions, distancing in the dorm areas will continue.

For much more information including a walking tour video of the Greif House, and The Residence Halls,
  https://www.buckeyedulcimerfestival.com/bdfhousing.htm
 

LOCAL MOTELS

A list of local motels will be updated after January 1st.  
https://www.buckeyedulcimerfestival.com/bdfhousing.htm

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VENDORS

We are looking forward to seeing vendors back. 

So far (3/20), we can confirm:

-- Steve Binkley from Dulcimer Bag Lady
-- Pam Bowman, hammer dulcimers and accessories
-- Ron Ewing, handcrafted mountain dulcimers and capoes

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Scheduling Considerations for the Extended Session (Wednesday-Sunday)

The extended/intensive morning and early afternoon classes included 9 plus total hours on Thursday & Friday
with 4 1/2 more hours on Saturday morning and early afternoon.

Afternoon classes will focus on mini-sessions, playing with a group, backup playing skills and much more. 
We'll explore a variety of ways to enrich playing in a group. 

As usual, the festival will concentrate on quality instruction.  This year there will be focus on
individual skills and repertoire along with exploring ideas on playing together.  There will also be opportunities for
other activities based on registrations and the mid-April weather on this beautiful campus.

 If you need to cancel or if the festival needs to cancel, you will absolutely receive a full refund.      

Questions?   Don't hesitate to call Shari at 937-295-5253 or email her at buckeyedulcimer@yahoo.com .
 

 

BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL ZOOM JAMS     

WELCOME to zoom jams, Buckeye Dulcimer Festival style.  Join Chris & Joe Steiner and Shari Wolf in jamming our favorite jam tunes from the dulcimer world, old-time music world and bluegrass world.  Music in the jams will all be traditional and from public domain. 
No copyrighted music.

These are not beginner jams, BUT beginners ... anyone .... is welcome to join

We'll increase speed as we play through tunes and play singing songs at singing speed.
We'll play tunes more than just a few times.  
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You'll be able to hear only the three of us during the jam.  We will be muting you during the playing and unmuting
in between tunes for comments.    We hope this will help you to continue to jam even when jamming in person is not possible.  .


For Zoom sign-in information and Jam List,
 
https://www.buckeyedulcimerfestival.com/bdfzoomjams.htm

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NEXT Jam:   February 24, 2023   

Mark your calendars.  Hope to see you then!    
Buckeye Dulcimer Roadshow ... Chris, Joe, and Shari

 


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If you have any further questions, please call Shari at 937-295-5253.

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