The 2017 Hammer Dulcimer Rendezvous is scheduled for April 27-30.
The HD Rendezvous is a festival for students and aficionados of the Hammer Dulcimer.
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.
Once again, contract negotiations are being conducted (under heightened security in an undisclosed location) as we attempt to secure the services of several Local Heroes to 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.
Keep an eye on this site (occasionally, that is) for updates regarding the 2017 HD Rendezvous. Pete Ballerstedt (our noble founder, and maintainer of our Facebook page) and I have been reviewing the feedback from the 2016 attendees, and will take suggestions to heart as we begin hammering out (sorry) the schedule for 2017.