Thursday, March 24, 2016
10th Annual Mountaintop Music Retreat
Last weekend a crowd of trapezoids and other musicians gathered at our dear friend, Martha's, house for our annual mountaintop music retreat. This makes #10! What a tradition it has become ... a full weekend of learning, playing, and sharing our passion for the hammered dulcimer and the music we love to create.
There were learning sessions led by Sue Wilson and MaryLynn van Deventer. There were multiple jam sessions, full of fiddle tunes and shared repertoire from Ken Kolodner's Sandbridge Dulcimer Retreats. There were meals and chats and cups of cocoa aside butter-grilled pound cake. (Yes, you can get more than a pound of butter into one pound cake!) There were fiddles, guitars, a concertina, and a hammered mbira. There was a house concert -- planned, rehearsed, and performed within a 6 hour span. Food, fellowship, and fun. Music, music, and more music. Sounds like heaven on earth, doesn't it??