Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County

Updated December 5, 2002

The Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County is a small group of dulcimer players (mountain and hammered), other acoustic instrumentalists, and singers who get together at the First United Methodist Church of Warren in Warren, Ohio once a month to enjoy sharing music with each other.

Meetings:

6:00-8:00 PM on the Second Monday of Each Month (Subject to Change if Needed)

In the Choir Room of the First United Methodist Church of Warren, 309 North Park, Warren, OH

 

It's always a good idea to check here, to contact Bill by e-mail or phone (330-332-4420), or to check with another member before coming out for a meeting -- especially if you are coming from a distance.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Choir Room of the First United Methodist Church of Warren, 309 North Park, Warren, Ohio.

The meetings of the club may include some instruction and familiarization with new songs and some informal song circle time with individual members each taking a turn to choose a song. Choices are usually taken from a source available to several members such as the Dulci-More Public Domain Songbook which allows others to join in the performance. However, members may sometimes choose to perform songs for the rest of the group whether old favorites or songs that they are just in the process of learning. Singers and acoustic folk-style instruments of all sorts are welcome. Instruments which have been played at the Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County include (but are not limited to): dulcimers (mountain and hammered), autoharps, guitars (6 & 12 strings), recorders, whistles, harmonicas, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, jug, percussion, and more.

Membership

Membership in the Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County is open to anyone who enjoys dulcimers, other acoustic instruments, and/or singing folk-style music and agrees to work with the other members for the mutual enjoyment of all. There is no membership fee or charge. Come to a meeting and join along in the music if you would like to be a member. There may be members who just choose to sing along on a few choruses; members who are trying to learn to play an instrument who play so quietly that almost nobody else can ever hear them; members who usually play and sing only for their own enjoyment; members who gave up performing publicly years ago, but have decided that this is something they can enjoy doing; and members who currently perform professionally. Members may enjoy doing songs by contemporary singer/songwriters, folk favorites from the fifties and sixties (and earlier and later), traditional ballads, celtic music, world music, children's songs, humorous songs, the blues, popular songs, country songs, seasonal music, music fitted to various themes, and more.

Purpose & Methods

The Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County is a club open to anyone who enjoys dulcimers, other acoustic instruments, and/or singing folk-style music and agrees to work with other members for the mutual enjoyment of all. The primary purposes of the club are to share in the enjoyment of dulcimers, other acoustic instruments, and/or singing folk-style music, to share friendships with others who have similar interests, to help others to become familiar with this type of music and the instruments involved with it, and to help our members follow their own goals in relationship to the music. These purposes may be accomplished by having regular meetings or activities to play and sing; by finding ways to communicate to let members and others know about the activities of the society, its members, and other organizations or individuals with similar purposes; by sponsoring programs, shows, festivals, conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures, classes, meetings, displays, or publications; and by working with or supporting other organizations in similar or related activities.

Activities

In addition to the regular monthly meetings, members of the Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County have also done public performances as the Dulcimer Society of Trumbull County and have sponsored dances and concerts.

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Bill Schilling

984 Homewood Avenue

Salem, Ohio 44460-3816

330-332-4420

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