May 25, 2017

Festival History

The Colorado Dulcimer Festival has become a Colorado tradition. This page celebrates the Festival’s history, including each year’s logo, featured guest instructors/performers, and contest winners (when applicable).

NOTE: With our new setup as a non-profit corporation as of 2014, we now have a corporate logo that will be used from now on to represent the Colorado Dulcimer Festival. Our thanks to artist Jan Hammond for our beautiful new logo!

12th Colorado Dulcimer Festival (2015)

Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Featured Performers

Guy George (HD) with Sharrie George

Heidi Muller (MD) with Bob Webb

11th Colorado Dulcimer Festival (2014)

Our new LLC corporate logo:

Colorado Dulcimer Festival
Logo by Jan Hammond

Featured Performers

Andy Young (HD) with Al Tauber

Rob Brereton (MD)

And Honorary Coloradans Scott and Irma Reeder

10th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

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Logo by Jan Hammond

Featured Performers

Bill Robinson (HD)

Anne Lough (MD)

No Contests were held in 2013

9th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Jan Hammond

Featured Performers

Bing Futch (MD)

Karen Ashbrook (HD) and Paul Oorts

2012 Mountain Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Marge Diamond, Elyria, OH

2nd Place – Dick Moore, Crawford, CO

2012 Hammered Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Laura Fisher, Eldora, CO

2nd Place – Eryn Dahlstedt, Westminster, CO

3rd Place – Will Styler, Boulder, CO

8th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Jan Hammond

Featured Performers

Stephen Siefert (MD)

Mark Alan Wade (HD)

Honorary Coloradan – Erin Rogers (MD)

2011 Mountain Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Nathaniel Samsel, Clarkesville, GA

2nd Place – Ruth Inglis-Widrick, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place – Cathy Maybury, Dillon, CO

2011 Hammered Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Judy Jones, Roxborough, CO

2nd Place – Laura Fisher, Eldora, CO

3rd Place – Marta Dean, Fort Collins, CO

Video of two jams from the 8th Annual Festival

7th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Don Pedi

Featured Performers

Don Pedi (MD)

Cathy Barton (HD) and Dave Para

Honorary Coloradan – Nina Zanetti (MD)

2010 Mountain Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Paul Henderson, Fort Collins, CO

2nd Place – Ruth Inglis-Widrick, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place – Kama Baugher, Fort Collins, CO

2010 Hammered Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Laura Fisher, Eldora, CO

2nd Place – Judy Jones, Roxborough, CO

3rd Place – Hannah LeTourneau, Loveland, CO

6th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Betsy Evans

Featured Performers

Aaron O’Rourke (MD)

Christy Burns (HD)

Honorary Coloradan – Erin Rogers (MD)

2009 Mountain Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Irma Reeder, Los Albuquerque, NM

2nd Place – Tessa Dowell, Los Alamos, NM

3rd Place – Beth Kloska, Morrison, CO

2009 Hammered Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Allison Lotterhos, Boulder, CO

2nd Place – Laura Fisher, Eldora, CO

3rd Place – Hannah LeTourneau, Loveland, CO

5th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Carlos Delano Meikel

Featured Performers

Karen Mueller (MD)

Dan Landrum (HD)

Honorary Coloradan – Kim McKee and Ken Willsen

2008 Mountain Dulcimer Contest Winners
1st Place – Jonathan Dowell, Los Alamos, NM

2nd Place – Paul Henderson, Fort Collins, CO

3rd Place – Beth Kloska, Morrison, CO

2008 Hammered Dulcimer Contest Winners

1st Place – Laura Fisher, Eldora, CO

2nd Place – Heidi McClure, Monument, CO

3rd Place – Georgia Simpson, Evergreen, CO

4th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Rini Twait

Featured Performers

Janita Baker (MD)

Ken Kolodner (HD)

Honorary Coloradan – Erin Rogers (MD)

No Contests were held in 2007

3rd Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Rini Twait

Featured Performers

Larry Conger (MD)

Maggie Sansone (HD)

Honorary Coloradan – Willie Jaeger (MD) and Carol

No Contests were held in 2006

2nd Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Rini Twait

Featured Performers

Robert Force (MD)

Linda Thomas (HD) and Dan Delancey

Honorary Coloradan – Kim McKee and Ken Willsen

No Contests were held in 2005

1st Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Logo by Stacey Anderson

Teachers

Willie Jaeger (MD)

Bonnie Carol (HD)

Featuring a John McCutcheon concert

No Contests were held in 2004