Friday, August 30, 2019

CTO ... Play Music on the Porch Day TOMORROW!

Play Music on the porch Day is tomorrow, August 31.

"Together let us show the world the power that music holds."

Check This Out ... Participation is easy. Just go outside and play music! Share a video on your social media platform. Add #playmusicontheporchday   Have fun!

Official info here:
Check out the facebook page:

Monday, August 26, 2019

Monday's Muse

Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion.  ~ Hillary Clinton

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday's Muse

For me, everything definitely comes from music.  ~ Mike Myers

Friday, August 16, 2019

CTO ... HD returning to W-S Dulcimer Festival in 2020

Many of us were sad when the long-standing Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival hit hard times and had to be reconfigured back in 2016. The Camel City Strummers took it on, but in a smaller, more manageable form. Unfortunately, the hd players had to be left out.

Check This Out ...  Fast forward to 2020, the 26th year of the festival. The hammered dulcimers are invited back! It will be a different format than attendees from previous years remember. The festival is now one day only, with one morning session and one afternoon session offered by one instructor for hammered dulcimer players. This year's instructor will be Marya Katz, of Blacksburg, VA. Many Trapezoids of the Triangle are familiar with Marya's teaching. Many have attended her annual MLK Day workshops.

Save the date! May 2, 2020
More specific details to be announced at a later time

To read more about the 25 year history of the Winston-Salem Dulcimer Festival (including the changes made in 2016) check out this January 20, 2016 post: No Place for Hammered Dulcimers at WSDF-2016

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday's Muse

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.  ~ Jacques Barzun

Friday, August 9, 2019

CTO ... Dan Duggan Returns to the Triangle this Fall

Check This Out ... Dan Duggan - noted teacher, performer and national HD champion from upstate NY - is returning to the Triangle for a workshop and concert in November, at The Kirk of Kildaire, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary.

All-Day Workshop
Saturday, November 2
2-1/2 hour morning AND afternoon sessions (come to one or both)
specific time to be announced
at The Kirk in Cary

Workshop Fees:
$35 for either morning or afternoon workshop OR $60 for both
$5 for lunch provided from Subway (includes sandwich, cookie, drink) OR bring your own bag lunch

Concert w/ Peggy Lynn & Dan Duggan
Sunday, November 3
3:00 - 4:00pm
at The Kirk in Cary

For more information or to register, please contact:
Mark Rose,

Monday, August 5, 2019

Monday's Muse

I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.  ~ James Taylor

Friday, August 2, 2019

CTO ... Register NOW for Black Mountain Music Festival

Registration is underway for the 4th annual Black Mountain Music Festival held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly October 12-17, 2019 in Black Mountain, NC.

Check This Out ... Top-notch teacher / performers for all levels of both hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer, with bonus classes in ukulele, autoharp, guitar, and banjo. Offering quite a line-up of challenging classes, entertaining concerts, and epic jam sessions ... in the company of old and new friends ... smack-dab in the middle of the blazing autumn beauty of the mountains of western North Carolina. What's not to like?

Trapezoids of the Triangle - This fantastic festival is in our own backyard. Don't miss it. Make plans now!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time to re-Activate this Blog

Oh, boy ... it's been a long minute since this little project was updated! Let's see what we can do about that in the coming week. Stay tuned...