DOWN HOME PSALTERY FESTIVAL

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DOWN HOME PSALTERY FESTIVAL

Time: June 10, 2016 at 10am to June 11, 2016 at 4pm
Location: Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, MCCALLA, AL
Street: 12632 Confederate Pkwy
City/Town: MC CALLA, AL 35111
Website or Map: http://www.tannehill.org
Phone: (205) 424-6970
Event Type: bowed, psaltery, and, hammered, dulicmer, festival
Organized By: Dave & Paulette Lucas
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2016

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on the second weekend of June at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCALLA, AL.

The festival is designed to provide workshops on the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  A “Showcase” and a Juried National Competition are the highlights of the festival and demonstrates the variety of music that can be played from classical to country to gospel. All psaltery players are invited and encouraged to attend. From jammin’ to learning, to sharing, it’s full of fun and you are guaranteed of a “Down Home Feeling”.

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Comment by SUE C WHEELER on June 3, 2016 at 6:02pm

Sorry I  can't get to Alabama. Gregg, if you come up to Evart let me know, I'm just a jump away from there. I might drop by for a day, though it's too HD heavy for me to want to attend as a participant.

Comment by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey on June 3, 2016 at 8:16am

 Well we are all packed and ready to go to the Down Home Psaltery Fest in Alabama. After that we may go to Ohio for Roscoe but after Alabama we may head back to visit Mountain View Arkansas, a place everyone who likes Dulcimer type music should visit at least one and Jeanie has never been. Then maybe we will try for Evart Michigan Original Dulcimer Club Fest which I've always heard is Bowed Psaltery friendly. I'm hoping we all have some great Bowed Psaltery adventures this summer and looking forward to seeing some of you out there, Happy Bowed Psaltery Trails, Gregg & Jeanie

Comment by Gregg E. Schneeman & Jean Gaffey on May 11, 2016 at 10:34am

 Jeanie and I are planning a big car trip, first to Mountain View Arkansas, the "Acoustic Music Capital of America" then directly to the Down Home Psaltery Fest. People arrive Wednesday or Thursday, Friday evening is the big jam and fun get together, Saturday morning there are free workshops available. Then the competition begins followed by performances by the Bowed Psaltery players but it all wraps up by Saturday evening (another group arrives) except for getting together in the campground with no Sunday activities except Jeanie and I with whatever campers are left. The campgrounds have hot showers, laundry and a small food and stuff store. After Down Home we are going to try to go Choshocton Ohio Bowed Psaltery fun and then the "Original  Old Time Dulcimer Club Fest in Michigan before going o Pacific Rim Dulcimer Gathering in Oregon then home. If anyone has any other suggestions about dropping in on any Bowed Psaltery/Dulcimer clubs, or folk festivals we should know about please let us know! 

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