This festival features many traditional folk instruments beyond mountain and hammered dulcimers including ukuleles, autoharps, bowed psalteries, whistles, guitars and banjos. This year the festival has invited a new instrument, the bodhran. All of the instruments can be experienced through concerts, impromptu jam sessions and workshops. You’ll probably also find people just playing in the streets of the historic Roscoe Village. Musicians come from all over the country to play and compete.
The workshops at Dulcimer Days offer all attendees a way to learn to interact with the featured instruments or to sharpen skills they already have.
Saturday the concert will feature Joe Collins, national mountain dulcimer champion along with Walt Michael, hammered dulcimer adept. The evening will close with the headliners and workshop instructors playing together. Smaller concerts will feature other performers throughout the day.
Dulcimer Days invites people of all ages and is a family friendly event. Musicians at any skill level can participate. Dulcimer Days is a premiere Ohio event which explores the musical roots and cultural heritage of Americana and Folk music.