Welcome to the Colorado Dulcimer Festival
February 1st and 2nd 2013
The Colorado Dulcimer Festival provides an annual opportunity (the first weekend in February) for players of both kinds of dulcimer to gather, learn, listen, jam and share a magical musical experience in the West.
We invite two out-of-state headliners each year to teach and perform, one whose strength is Mountain Dulcimer and one whose strength is Hammered Dulcimer. Coloradoans, and honorary Coloradoans make up the balance of the teaching and performing Staff. A talented and dedicated Dulcimer Festival Crew work creatively and energetically to help host, Steve Eulberg stage this festival. Bonnie Carol is our Jam Maestra and for three years we have been the host of the Colorado Dulcimer Contest, organized by Tina Gugeler.
We wish to provide a unique experience each year, so expect some things to be different. Meals are delicious and excellent times to meet and socialize with instructors and discover new friends. We have workshops for all skill levels and a variety of musical tastes. People tend to prefer transferable techniques over simply learning lots of new tunes, so we’ve got a mix of repertoire classes and technique classes. We look forward to having you come and enjoy the sweet music with us!
Six (6!) Dulcimer workshop sessions with renowned instructors, for all levels.
The Colorado Dulcimer Contest. Go to the Contest Webpage for details, registration info, rules, prizes, and more!
Jam Sessions on both days, with different jams for all skill levels.
Dulcimer products and dulcimer music vendors
The Colorado Dulcimer Festival’s very first Band Scramble
A performance by the Colorado Dulcimer Orchestra
Spectacular evening concerts featuring teacher/performers and Colorado Dulcimer Contest Winners
Delicious on-site meals for lunch and dinner both Friday and Saturday
In 2013, our invited instructors from around the country will be Anne Lough (MD) and Bill Robinson (HD). In addition, Colorado locals Steve Eulberg, Bonnie Carol, Judy Jones and Tina Gugeler will be teaching classes, performing, and helping everybody enjoy the music! For more information, visit our Performers page.
You can be involved, too! We all know it takes many hands to complete the work and many more to lighten the load. Want to help? Visit our volunteer registration page (coming soon!) to see the jobs and tasks that need to take place during the festival. Choose the one(s) you can do and sign up! Easy as pie.
Where’s the festival?
Fort Collins, Colorado. See our Location page for more information on where we are and how to get there.
What’s the latest news?
- Thanks for another great year! - 02 Feb 2013
- New Sheet Music is online from Anne and Bill - 02 Jan 2013
- Blog Correction and a biweekly Dulcimer Gathering - 31 Oct 2012
- Major Festival Site Update - 29 Oct 2012
- Dulcimers in the Mountains with the Loveland Heart Strings - 26 Jun 2012