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THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL
held at Recreation Unlimited
Ashley, Ohio

 #29    August 19-23, 2020      #29 - APRIL 22 - 26, 2020    

#29 - APRIL 14 - 18, 2021      #29 - AUGUST 18 - 22, 2021

#29 - APRIL 27 - MAY 1, 2022

UPDATED:  December 1, 2021



    

 
 

WELCOME TO THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL WEBSITE

The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival #29 will not take place in 2021.  We are planning for 2022 with the
onsite festival dates, April 27- May 1, 2022.

 

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 copyright music.

These are not beginner jams.  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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Zoom Jam #8 will be held on Friday night, December 3.
with Happy Hour at 7:00 pm and music starting at 7:30 pm.

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 knock some of the rust off your
playing in preparation for upcoming live events, especially, next yearís Buckeye Dulcimer Festival, April, 2022.


For Zoom sign-in information and Jam List, click here.


Mark your calendars. 

Hope to see you then!

Buckeye Roadshow ... Chris, Joe, and Shari

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WE WERE ON THE ROAD in AUGUST!

Zoom Jam #5 on August 20 was 'on the road' in Findlay, Ohio, with the Dulcimer Gathering.

 Thanks to the Findlay club for inviting us to their territory ... a GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL REFUNDS

UPDATED: November 29, 2021

As of today, most refunds are done with another batch going out tomorrow. I am still
waiting to receive the verification emails from some folks.
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In consulting with Buckeye's accountant and with the nature of making decisions in our
world of today, Buckeye will be making refunds to all those participants who chose to
support the festival by letting their April, 2020 registration money "ride" to the next festival. 

As of July 5, I have started the refund process. 
I have contacted each of you to be refunded by email
mailto:buckeyedulcimer@yahoo.com  . 
and in the process to contact several by phone.  This process is necessary to verify the amount,
how to make out the check, and current address.

We are going to clear the books and in a couple months,
make further decisions on how to proceed with SAFETY being the key.

At this point, the 29th Buckeye Dulcimer Festival will take place at Recreation Unlimited,
April 27 to May 1, 2022.

Thanks for the support of YOUR festival!

Sincerely,

Shari Wolf

 

 


To Everyone that loves THE BUCKEYE DULCIMER FESTIVAL!

I apologize for the lateness of this communication regarding the status of Buckeye 2021.  In December, Joyce and I had decided to move Aprilís festival to August as we did last year but still ended up canceling.  The Buckeye Dulcimer Festival dates were moved again, but I never got it posted or communicated to you. 

On January 2, 2021, Joyce Harrison (co-director) passed away from Covid.  It has been a terrible shock to me and to so many others in music, family, and the festival.   Moving forward has been very difficult, but time keeps moving on and some decisions regarding the festival need to be made. 
 

FESTIVAL CONSIDERATIONS:   

We must consider the nature of Buckeye including staying on campus, eating in the dining hall, classes and concerts held inside, jamming logistics, BDFís four-day schedule, how to plan the size of a festival and the status of the disease and vaccine at the time.  I have consulted with David Hudler at Recreation Unlimited, our insurance company, many instructors and participants.

At this point regarding the festival, there is more that I donít know than what I do know.  Many of you on staff have been in festival leadership positions and have an idea of the issues that need to be addressed.  Thoughts of a larger gathering much less a festival needs the use of a crystal ball that no one has. 

The list of issues and considerations under the present Ohio Health Department and other agencies are ever changing.   The ability of the facility to safely serve the numbers of people we need to pay our bills, the ages and physical considerations of our participants and staff, and insurance issues must be dealt with.  Most importantly, in my world ... taking the chance that anyone would get this horrible disease is something I cannot bear.
 

RESOLUTION FOR NOW: 

I just cannot imagine a festival as Buckeye taking place during 2021.    Once again, David from Recreation Unlimited has helped this festival to move forward by scheduling Buckeye #29 for April 27 to May 1, 2022.   I will keep you posted here and on Facebook as time goes on.

It is my fondest hope that we will all see each other down the road sooner rather than later.

Sincerely in Music,
Shari

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It is with great sadness, I must let you know that our co-director, Joyce Harrison,
passed away on January 2, 2021 from Covid.  So many of you have supported me (Shari Wolf)
and have supported each other during this very difficult time.  Thank you so much.

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FESTIVAL REFUNDS

UPDATED: August 15, 2021

As of today, most refunds are done with another batch going out tomorrow. I am still
waiting to receive the varification emails from some folks.
 

In consulting with Buckeye's accountant and with the nature of making decisions in our
world of today, Buckeye will be making refunds to all those participants who chose to
support the festival by letting their April, 2020 registration money "ride" to the next festival. 

As of July 5, I have started the refund process. 
I have contacted each of you to be refunded by email
buckeyedulcimer@yahoo.com
and in the process to contact several by phone.  This process is necessary to verify the amount,
how to make out the check, and current address.

We are going to clear the books and in a couple months,
make further decisions on how to proceed with SAFETY being the key.


At this point, the 29th Buckeye Dulcimer Festival will take place at Recreation Unlimited,
April 27 to May 1, 2022.

Thanks for the support of YOUR festival!

Sincerely,

Shari Wolf

 

 


JOYCE

 ... we'll miss you tremendously and thank you so much

for all you did for the Buckeye Dulcimer festival

for the last 20+ years.  Your spirit and driving force along

with Louise's legacy will always remain with us.


 

 

 

 

 

 


   


From left to right:  Joyce Harrison (BDF co-director), David Hudler (RU business director and liason), and Shari Wolf (BDF co-director).  David gave us a magic wand that we wave occasionally and He Makes It Work!

Up close and personal are the three folks responsible for a smooth running festival with a lot of fun added in for good measure.   And ... for the background in this picture ... people visiting, laughing, and a little studying.  2019


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If you have any further questions, please call Shari at 937-295-5253 or send us an email.

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