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Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:00

Learn how to play the dulcimer

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art dulcimerRegistration is ongoing for the eighth annual “Dulcimer U Winter Weekend” conference for mountain dulcimer enthusiasts, which will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Terrace Hotel at Lake Junaluska.

Sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education, the event will provide class options from more than 50 hours of instruction in the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, guitar and autoharp. Participants will be able to choose from a wide array of classes in topics ranging from “music theory” to “advanced dulcimer ensemble skills.” Evening activities will include folk dancing, performances by the instructional staff and music sharing sessions.

All classes, concerts, jam sessions, vendor areas and meals will take place inside the Terrace Hotel. Registration is $159 per person.

DulcimerU.wcu.edu or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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