The 2017 Hammer Dulcimer Rendezvous is just weeks away! If you have registered you should be receiving a series of numbered email missives. Let me know if they’re not getting through (or check your spam/junk folder — group emails get flagged by some filters…)
The HD Rendezvous is a festival for students and aficionados of the Hammer Dulcimer.
We’ve started a page (as of April 8, 2017) where we’ll keep updating the schedule, menu, workshop info and other fun stuff. Click here to see it! As of now there is a schedule featuring the timelines, but little in the way of workshop titles, which are still trickling in from our busy instructors. In their defense, they didn’t all know which group they’d be working with until last week!
Check in on this page for notices, or better yet, get on our email update list.
To get on our email update list, please contact Mick Doherty.
We are happy to announce that Marina Albero will be participating for the 3rd year.
Also happy to announce that Hossein Salehi, maestro of the Persian santoor, will again share his talents. Check him out here with his son Bobak Salehi, along with composer Anoushirvan Rohani, in a concert with Pink Martini and the Oregon Symphony.
Contract negotiations have been safely concluded (under heightened security at one of our luxury resorts) and we have secured the services of venerated Local Heroes — Carolyn Cruso, Rick Fogel and Carl Thor will assist in putting on our wee soiree.
The Rendezvous takes place at Hull Park in Sandy, Oregon, with on-site check-in starting at noon on Thursday, April 27.
The Rendezvous will wrap up at noon on Sunday, April 30.
The event features workshops for hammer dulcimer players at all skill levels from beginning to advanced, as well as instructor concerts, panel discussions, jam sessions, an open mic concert, a chance to buy recorded music, instructional books and musical items from our instructors’ tables of wares, and a raffle of items donated by participants.
Hull Park features dorm rooms (2 twin beds per room), several discreet sound spaces for workshops and jams, a professional kitchen (and staff!) as well as a newly constructed shower facility. On-site RV parking (no hook-ups) and camping (lots of good lawns, and on a clear day, a view of Mount Hood), as well as nearby hotels are further lodging options for registrants.
Pete Ballerstedt (our noble founder, and maintainer of our Facebook page) where you can see photos and hear some folks playing at previous Rendezvous.