Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

A rich musical experience in a beautiful Blue Ridge setting!

Thursday, May 22, 2014  – Sunday, May 25, 2014

Let Ralph Lee Smith, Maddie MacNeil, Mary Greene, Ken Bloom, Dave Haas, Ben Seymour, Becky Cleland, Marsha Harris, and Phyllis Gaskins Take Your Appalachian Dulcimer Skills to a New Level!

Over 40 Workshops for All Skill Levels ♦ Jams Concerts ♦ Vendors ♦ On-Site Repairs  

Hosted by Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum—Virginia’s Official State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore and a Major Venue on the Crooked Road:  Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.
  • Check out the festival activity schedule here.
  • Meet the instructors here.
  • Get details about each workshop plus the workshop schedule here.  All aspects of dulcimer playing are covered, and in response to the many requests from last year’s participants, this year we have also added an array of workshops highlighting rhythm.

Lodging & Meals: Festival-goers are housed in and workshops are held in Dyer Hall, Ferrum College’s newest residence/conference facility. Each double-occupancy room is furnished with two single beds, chests of drawers, and tables; each room also has its own bathroom and climate control system. (Private rooms are available.)  Dyer Hall features common living space on every floor and a kitchen on the second floor. Elevator equipped and Wi-Fi connected, Dyer Hall is fully handicap accessible, and like all buildings on the Ferrum campus, it is a non-smoking facility. Linens are included in the lodging package. An abundance of free parking is adjacent to Dyer Hall.

The lodging package includes supper on Thursday; breakfast, lunch, and supper on Friday and Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday.  Meals are served in the Ferrum College dining facilities, a short walk from the residence hall.

Join dulcimer players from around the country for a memorable Blue Ridge musical experience!

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