The Hammer Dulcimer Rendezvous is an annual festival for students and aficionados of the Hammer Dulcimer.
Registration for the 2019 ‘Vous is ongoing. At this point we’ve filled up the Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced groups, and are starting a waiting list for those workshop levels. We still have a couple spots remaining for: Beginner, Novice and Advanced groups.
The Dorm is full, and we have started a waiting list for dorm beds. As always, there is plenty of green grass for tent camping, and lots of parking for campers/RVs.
To get on any of the waiting lists, please email Mick.
We are counting down the final weeks, and today have begun our brief series of email missives to the 2019 participants. If you have signed up for the 2019 HD Rendezvous, and have not yet received a numbered email message, please contact Mick so he can make sure your email address is entered correctly!
Check in on this page for general notices, or better yet, get on our email update list. Updates go out a few times a year, usually just before and after the ‘Vous, and then again when Registration begins in the fall and winter months.
To get on our email update list, please contact Mick Doherty.
The 2019 ‘Vous will take place May 16-19 at Hull Park in Sandy, Oregon. We’re happy to announce that Patti Amelotte and Tina Bergmann will be featured instructors this time around! Simon Chrisman returns for the second year in a row, with an expanded list of workshops.
Instructors Marina Albero, Carolyn Cruso, Rick Fogel, Lawrence Huntley, Hossein Salehi and Carl Thor have agreed to join us once again.
On-site check-in will start at noon on Thursday, May 16. The Rendezvous will wrap up at noon on Sunday, May 19.
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. The Saturday Night Dance has become highlight of the ‘Vous!
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 is our noble founder, and maintainer of our Facebook page where you can see photos and hear some folks playing at previous Rendezvous.