NEW TIME FRAME
#29 August 19-23, 2020
#29 - APRIL 27 - MAY 1, 2022
UPDATED: July 21, 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
onsite festival dates, April 27- May 1, 2022.
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.
FESTIVAL ZOOM Page contains jam lists, songs/words/chords, and tablature.
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
You’ll notice that we call this THE BUCKEYE
ROADSHOW JAM. We’ll be moving this Zoom jam to various
Buckeye Zoom Jam #4; Friday, July 30; Happy Hour
at 7 pm; Jam at 7:30
I apologize for the lateness of this communication regarding the status of Buckeye 2021. In December, Joyce and I had decided to move April’s 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.
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.
We must consider the nature of Buckeye including staying on campus, eating in the dining hall, classes and concerts held inside, jamming logistics, BDF’s 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 don’t 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.
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,
UPDATED: July 20, 2021
In consulting with Buckeye's accountant and with the
nature of making decisions in our
We are going to clear the books
and in a couple months,
Thanks for the support of YOUR festival!
we'll miss you tremendously and thank you so
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