Dulci-More Festival 21

Memorial Day Weekend

Friday-Sunday, May 22-24, 2015

BSA Camp McKinley

37748 Furnace Road, Lisbon, Ohio 44432

Updates for Dulci-More Festival 21 started on September 29, 2014

Check back soon and regularly for more updates.


Information in black (and current link color) is current for Dulci-More Festival 21

Everything should currently be complete for Dulci-More Festival 21

Evening Concerts for Dulci-More Festival 21: Richard Ash, Larry Kaplan, Magpie, Nathaniel Samsel, Timothy Seaman, Steve & Ruth Smith, with Dulci-More for Short Opening Sets Each Evening and Bill Schilling as Performing Emcee

Mini-Concert for Dulci-More Festival 21: Mountain Marge Diamond, Jeff Fedan, Janet Harriman, The Hired Hands, Bill Locke, Brett Ridgeway, Gary & Toni Sager, Bill Schilling, Linda Sigismondi, Stringed Fantasy, Three Old Dreamers with Guitars, John Whitacre, Alice & Earl Whitehill

Festival Vendors for Dulci:More Festival 21: Alice Whitehill (Stitches & Strings); Folkcraft Instruments, Lynn McLeish; Prussia Valley Dulcimers Acoustic Music Shop; Steve & Ruth Smith; Timbre Hill Dulcimers; unkle john; Winsome Expressions

The information about the artists is available with pictures of the artists at this link.

Dulci-More Festival 21 Workshop Descriptions are available as a linked page.

Link to DMF 21 Online Registration Page

(Online registration page will be taken offline around noon on Wednesday, May 20 to allow final preregistration information to be coordinated by the registrar)

Program subject to change if needed.

Updated May 17, 2015

Most recent updates will be mentioned here: Updated Workshopo Grid. Added Steve & Ruth Smith as Vendors. Added unkle john as a vendor; Added Link to Page for Workshop Descriptions; Added Link to Full Program; Added Link to Mini-Program; Added Workshop Grid & Mini-Concert Schedule; Added Final Performers; Added link to Full Brochure; Added DMF 21 Bio/Photo Page and links to it; Added current and updated links for Online Registration Page, Registration Forms, Flyer, and Small Brochure; Added Workshop/Mini-Concert performers & Vendors; Added and/or updated bios for performers and vendors; First updates for DMF 21 made including Evening Concert performers

If you would like to print out flyers or brochures, it is probably easiest to do them with the links here, however they do require that you have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Free downloads are available from www.Adobe.com if you need one.

Note: for best results in printing the brochures and the program, on the print screen in Adobe Reader, change Page Scaling to Booklet Printing, and the proper formatting for the pages should be applied.

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Registration Forms in Adobe PDF Format

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Flyer in Adobe PDF Format

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Small Brochure in Adobe PDF Format

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Full Brochure in Adobe PDF Format

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Workshop Grid in Adobe PDF Format

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Mini-Program in Adobe PDF Format

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Schedule for Dulci-More Festival 21

(Schedule subject to change as needed)

Evening Concerts & Mini-Concerts Indoors in the Camp Dining Hall

Workshops & Other Activities Outdoors or Indoors (or Under Cover) Depending on Weather

All Workshops Go Ahead as Scheduled Under Cover in Case of Inclement Weather

Lawn Chairs Are Suggested for Comfortable Seating at Workshops

Friday Evening, May 22, 2015

Dulci-More Festival 21

Mini-Concerts, Special Events, & Evening Concerts


Dining Hall Main Stage for Most Activities

5:00-9:00 PM


6:00-6:45 PM

Coverdish Dinner (Open to All)

7:00-9:15 PM

Evening Concerts


Nathaniel Samsel

Steve & Ruth Smith

9:30 PM on

Song Circle, Jamming, Campfire

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Dulci-More Festival 21

Mini-Concerts, Special Events, & Evening Concerts


Dining Hall Main Stage for Most Activities

8:00 AM on


8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast Time

9:00-10:00 AM

Workshop Cluster 1

10:15-11:15 AM

Workshop Cluster 2

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Lunch Time

11:30 -11:55 PM

Mini-Concert – John Whitacre

12:00-12:25 PM

Mini-Concert – Janet Harriman

12:30-12:55 PM

Mini-Concert – Linda Sigismondi

1:00-1:25 PM

Mini-Concert – Stringed Fantasy

1:45-2:45 PM

Workshop Cluster 3

3:00-4:00 PM

Ability Level Jamming Workshops

4:15-4:45 PM

Name That Old-Time (or Other) Tune Contest

5:00-6:30 PM

Dinner Time

5:00-5:45 PM

Open Stage/Clubs Open Stage

5:50-6:15 PM

Mini-Concert – Jeff Fedan

6:20-6:45 PM

Mini-Concert – Brett Ridgeway

7:00-9:15 PM

Evening Concerts


Larry Kaplan


9:30 PM on

Song Circle, Jamming, Campfire

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dulci-More Festival 21

Mini-Concerts, Special Events, & Evening Concerts


Dining Hall Main Stage for Most Activities

8:00 on


8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast Time

9:00-10:00 AM

Hymn/Gospel/Spiritual Sing

10:15-11:15 AM

Workshop Cluster 4

11:30-1:30 AM

Lunch Time

11:30-11:55 AM

Mini-Concert – Alice & Earl Whitehill

12:00-12:25 PM

Mini-Concert – Bill Locke

12:30-12:55 PM

Mini-Concert – Marge Diamond

1:00-1:25 PM

Mini-Concert – Three Old Dreamers with Guitars

1:45-2:45 PM

Workshop Cluster 5

3:00-4:00 PM

Workshop Cluster 6

4:15-4:45 PM

Non-Denominational Worship Service at
Workshop Area 3 (Tarp on Dining Hall Hill)
Doug George

5:00-6:30 PM

Dinner Time

5:00-5:45 PM

Open Stage/Clubs Open Stage

5:50-6:15 PM

Mini-Concert – Gary & Toni Sager

6:20-6:45 PM

Mini-Concert – The Hired Hands

7:00-9:15 PM

Evening Concerts


Richard Ash

Timothy Seaman

9:30 PM on

Song Circle, Jamming, Campfire

Monday, May 25, 2015

Final Pack-up & Clean-up

Current Weekend Workshop Schedule for Festival 21

(Working Copy Subject to Final Additions, Approvals, and Changes)

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Workshop Grid in Adobe PDF Format

If your screen resolution makes it hard to read this chart, use the Adobe PDF Link if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader.

For the first time, Dulci-More Festival 21 Workshop Descriptions are available as a linked page.

The workshop descriptions are also available (as usual) in the pdf of the full program.

Hosted by

Dulci-More: Folk & Traditional Musicians

Festival Pricing for Dulci-More Festival 21



All Children in Family

(With Responsible Adult)

Friday Evening Concert


$2 Total

Saturday Daytime (Workshops & Mini-Concerts)


$2 Total

Saturday Evening Concert


$2 Total

Saturday All Day (Includes Evening Concert)


$2 Total

Sunday Daytime (Workshops & Mini-Concerts)


$2 Total

Sunday Evening Concert


$2 Total

Sunday All Day (Includes Evening Concert)


$2 Total

Full Weekend (Includes All Activities & Concerts)


$5 Total

Preregistered Full Weekend


$5 Total

Camping Pricing for Dulci-More Festival 201



Children’s Rate

Per Child

Preregistered Camping per Person per Night



On-Site Registration Camping/Person/Night



Pre-registered Group Rates Available; Contact Bill for Details

Children Welcome (Note the Rates Above – Just $5 Covers All the Children in a Family for the Full Weekend whether There Are Two or Four or More)

An Online Registration Page using PayPal to accept your PayPal or Credit Card payments is available at www.dulcimore.org/onlinedmfregpage.htm. It has been updated for DMF 21 and will be taken offline around noon on Wednesday, May 20 to allow final preregistration information to be coordinated by the registrar. Make sure to let Bill Schilling know if you have any trouble with it or any suggestions for making it work better for us.

Alternately, Send Registrations with Checks Made Payable to: Dulci-More

Dulci-More, c/o Bill Schilling, 984 Homewood Avenue, Salem, OH 44460-3816

Please include your Name, Address, and Phone Number

Number in Party (Indicate All Children with Responsible Adult if Applicable)

Nights of Camping (if Desired)

Special Needs

Get Dulci-More Festival 21 Registration Forms in Adobe PDF Format

Food & Meals Available at the Festival at Reasonable Rates

Link to Dulci-More Festival 21 Menu Page (Subject to Change if Needed)

Instrument & Music Vendors at the Festival

In Keeping with BSA Policy, No Alcohol Is Permitted at the Festival

Festival Location

BSA Camp McKinley, 37748 Furnace Rd., Lisbon, OH

From center of Lisbon, OH (intersection of 30 & 45), follow 30 west (Lincoln Way), turn right (north) just before bridge at edge of town, follow Logtown Rd. (St. Jacob's Logtown Rd.), turn left on Furnace Rd., cross bridge to festival. Follow McKinley Scout Camp or Folk Festival signs.

Map to BSA Camp McKinley

The activities listed here show the purposes for the festival, as with the club, are for people to jam (from the workshops to campfires, song circles, jams, and hymn sing), to learn (workshops), to listen (concerts and mini-concerts), and to perform (open stages of two types). We run a children's workshop area for kids of all ages during all workshop clusters.

This is our nineteenth year at beautiful and historic BSA Camp McKinley. The great indoor and covered facilities have let us enjoy all scheduled events despite continuous and heavy rain during a day of Festival 3 and other questionable weather.

Workshops at the festival are run in beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced, and general levels for many song styles and many instruments. Some instruments are available for loan so that anyone can get in on the fun and learning.

Pre-registered group discounts are available. Inquire about them before the festival.

Children are always welcome with responsible adults.

On-site Camping is primitive, meaning that there are no hook-ups available. Bunk spaces in Zaplata Cabin at camping rates are available until all are taken (no facilities in cabin, but an outhouse is close). Rest rooms and showers are available at the camp.

Campers wanting hook-ups should make their own reservations at another campsite.

The Number for Lock 30 Campground outside Lisbon is 330-424-9197.

Non-campers may want to make reservations at a local motel.

In Lisbon are: Frola at 330-424-3590, Days Inn of Lisbon (Was Lisbon Inn) at 330-420-0111 or 800-329-7466 (1-800-DAYSINN), and Trail’s End at 330-424-7593.

Several others may also be found nearby.

Other motels in the area other than in Lisbon (and we don't really know anything about these places)

A new Holiday Inn Express, 240 Cunningham Road, Salem, OH 44460 (on the east end of Salem across from WalMart), 330-408-9119, 1-800-HOLIDAY, about 12 miles north of the festival
(Probably not open until June 5, 2015, too late for Dulci-More Festival 21)

Barnett's Motel, 31257 State Route 62 (Salem-Alliance Road), Salem, OH 44460, 330-337-8758, www.barnettsmotel.com, about 15 miles northwest of the festival

Colonial Motel, 15036 State Route 62 (Salem-Alliance Road), Salem, OH 44460, 330-537-3133, about 15 miles northwest of the festival

Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 East State Route 14, Columbiana, OH 44408, 330-482-5050, inn@dasdutchvillage.com, about 15 miles northeast of the festival

Comfort Inn, 15860 Saint Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, OH 43920, (330) 386-3800, www.comfortinn.com, about 15 miles southeast of the festival

East Liverpool Motor Lodge‎, 2340 Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, OH 43920, (330) 386-5858, www.elmotorlodge.com‎, about 16 miles southeast of the festival

Sturgis House‎, 122 West 5th Street, East Liverpool, OH 43920, (330) 382-0194, www.sturgishouse.com‎, about 18 miles southeast of the festival

Others can be found 20-25 miles northeast of the festival site in North Lima, Canfield, or Boardman or 25 miles northwest in Alliance

(Some Presenters Will Only Be at the Festival One Day As Indicated in the Schedule)

Concert, Mini-Concert, & Workshop Presenters

This information about the artists is available with pictures of the artists at this link.

Richard Ash

Richard Ash from Woodburn, Indiana is the owner of Folkcraft Instruments, which is one of the oldest and most respected musical instrument manufacturers in the country. Folkcraft makes a variety of stringed and fretted instruments, including Appalachian dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, kantele, dulcilele, and ukulele.

Richard is a teacher, and holds a music education degree from The Ohio State University. Formerly a school band director, now he's an active dulcimer instructor.

Richard is also the organizer of three music festivals: The Dulcimer Gathering (for hammered dulcimer players); Indiana Dulcimer Festival (for Appalachian dulcimer players); and Midwest Uke Fest (for ukulele players).

And finally, Richard is a performer. You can hear him playing the dulcimer at events all over the country. From NAMM shows to dulcimer festivals, old-time music events to demonstration concerts in the Folkcraft concert hall, he has performed pretty much everywhere.

This is Richard’s first Dulci-More Festival and the first time that we will have him as a vendor with Folkcraft Instruments.

Larry Kaplan

Larry Kaplan is a New England based singer and songwriter. Born in Boston and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Kaplan is best known for his songs of New England which have been recorded both by himself and by a number of folk music artists and filmmakers since the 1970s. As a performer, Kaplan first came to the attention of musicians and audiences in the mid-to-late 1970s after returning to Maine to work in a variety of jobs along the coast. It was during that time that he helped to sail then restore the historic schooner, The Bowdoin, and he worked on other vessels over the summer and fall.

Kaplan himself has a clear tenor voice, a unique guitar style, and an engaging and interactive stage presence, but he is best known for his song writing. His songs are traditionally based and notable for their lyricism and rich melodies. Many would be classified as ‘ballads’ and in fact, a number of his songs such as Old Zeb, The Wreck of The Bayrupert, and Song For Gale in particular are often mistaken for traditional ballads.

Kaplan signed with Folk Legacy records in 1993 and his first CD Worth All the Telling was issued later that year to critical acclaim. A number of songs on this album including Old Zeb, Song for Gale, and Song for the Bowdoin have not only received significant air play on folk radio stations in the US, Canada, and Europe, but also have been recorded and sung by a number of other artists, including Cindy Kallett, Bob Zentz, Gordon Bok, Anne Dodson, and Cindy Mangsen. In England, over the recent years, many well-known artists are performing his music, some of which has been featured in major festivals across the UK, as well as in Poland and Italy, and throughout Canada.

His second Folk Legacy CD Songs for an August Moon, also on Folk Legacy, was released in April 2014, and like his first recording, has quickly gained considerable attention for its range of themes and its melodic and singable choruses including Too Late For The Breaking Yard, Selling The Isabel, Emma's Attic, John, and Get Her Into Shore.

While his most popular songs involve themes related to the sea and rivers, many address other subjects including topical stories, known and little known historical events, ballads of rural life, and the humor inherent in daily life. He has been referred to by respected reviewers often as a consummate story teller in the truest folk tradition.

He has performed at major folk venues in the United States, including, Café Lena, Ramblin' Conrad’s, The Me and Thee, Trinity, Folkway, and U’N’I and Sounding Board coffee houses among others, and at a number of leading folk festivals including The Mystic Sea Music, Old Dominion, Eisteddfod, and Pinewoods Folk Music gatherings.

Kaplan’s songs have been used as soundtracks for short films, and fundraising efforts, and some have been sung in schools as far away as Labrador and Greenland. Over the past few years with full time attention to performance, Kaplan has had a steady schedule, and his performances are generally sold out, as long time fans and folks new to folk music come to hear him perform his own work. His songs also continue to be recorded and sung by many other artists in the US and increasingly in the UK, Canada, and mainland Europe.

This will be Larry’s first time at a Dulci-More Festival coming from his home in Essex, Connecticut.


Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner began to play music together in Kent, Ohio in September of 1973. They chose the name Magpie for their band, a name which grew in personal significance for them as years went by. Terry was a student in her senior year at Kent State University in the fall of '73, and when she graduated the following spring, she and Greg packed Greg's VW bus and moved to the Washington, DC area. In the years since then, they have traveled and toured extensively, performed in concerts, at folk clubs and festivals around the world, and recorded many times.

Terry's voice is a truly impressive instrument, not only because of its natural power, but also because of her versatility. She is a gifted singer of jazz and blues in the tradition of Connie Boswell and Billie Holiday, but is equally comfortable with the subtle beauty of traditional folk and contemporary songs. Add to this her uncanny ability to find the perfect harmony line, and, in a powerful blend of their two voices, you have a real treat for the ear. As if this weren't enough, Terry is also an excellent player of the harmonica, mandolin, fretted dulcimer, and rhythm guitar.

Greg is an outstanding guitarist whose fingerstyle approach owes a lot to his heroes, guitar legends such as Reverend Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Nick Lucas, Phil Ochs, and Rolly Brown. His playing is the solid basis of Magpie's sound, providing whatever is called for, whether it be a hard-driving rhythm, or a ringing lyrical beauty. From a slow Scots air or a plaintive ballad to a rollicking ragtime blues or infectious swing, Greg covers it all. His high baritone voice has equal range and his captivating interpretation gives power and beauty to the full spectrum, from growling blues, to a Chilean lament, to a sweet croon.

From the beginning Terry and Greg's interests in various musical styles have led them to be eclectic in their repertoire. Rather than confine themselves to a single style, Magpie has always embraced a musical rainbow, and with impressive proficiency in each different genre. From traditional, classic country, swing, and blues of the nineteen twenties and thirties, to contemporary songs written by themselves and others, Terry and Greg cover a lot of musical ground.

With the power of their delivery, Magpie is well known for their performances of hard-hitting topical songs. They are well-known as regular performers on Phil Ochs Song Nights, organized by Phil's sister, Sonny Ochs, since 1984. Politically, their viewpoint has been shaped by their life experiences. Greg began to play music in the early sixties as a direct result of the Civil Rights Movement. His father worked for the National Urban League, and members of the family became involved in local action in the Movement. Terry also began singing at that time, and spent many of her childhood summers with her mother's family in the deep south where she witnessed the cruelty of racism and the power of the Movement. She also was a witness to the shootings at Kent State on May 4th, 1970 when National Guard troops fired into a group of students protesting the war in Vietnam. Terry and Greg continue to reflect these experiences in their own work as they frequently raise their voices in support of the ongoing struggles for civil rights, freedom, justice, and peace.

Over the years, Terry and Greg have become distinguished for producing programs of music for museums (including the Smithsonian Institution), schools, and other special events. They are master artists with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, and in that capacity have worked in many residency programs and teacher training workshops, demonstrating their methods for utilizing music effectively as a tool for early childhood education. Terry and Greg have many years of experience working in schools, performing for children and families. They have developed several special school programs for students of all ages including two on the environment and others on historical themes such as the Great Depression and the nineteen sixties.

Terry and Greg are internationally known for their musical work in the environmental movement. Throughout their career, they have devoted a tremendous amount of their time, energy, and music to environmental causes. They are considered to be among the very best in this field of music and their performances are in great demand by environmental action and education organizations. Their musical work has supported the work of such notable groups as National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Park Service, and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Earth Day 1998 found them performing at Harpers Ferry National Park where their well-known anthem, "We Belong to the Earth" was a perfect finale to a speech by President Clinton. They have been featured presenters for statewide environmental education associations around the country.

In 2000, Magpie collaborated with scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and created a "museum musical," the first of its kind, utilizing a museum display as the set for the show. The show, Tales of the Blue Crab, premiered at Smithsonian's Discovery Theatre and ran for the month of April. It's full of rollicking, good-fun songs all teaching about the life cycle of the Chesapeake Bay's most famous resident, callinectes sapidus, the blue crab.

In the fall of 1998, in a fitting tribute to Magpie on the occasion of their 25th anniversary, members of the Washington Area Music Association awarded Greg and Terry the "Wammie" award as traditional folk duo of the year. They also received the 1999 Addy Award for their song "Take Me Back to Harpers Ferry" and their soundtrack for the video by the same title, continuously shown at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's Visitor Center.

Terry and Greg have been heard on many recordings, including 8 of their own, 2 with Kim & Reggie Harris, and several compilations. Their first, Magpie & Friends, and their third, If It Ain't Love, showcase their broad range of styles and themes. Their second album, Working My Life Away, is an excellent collection of songs about working people and their work. Their fourth and fifth albums, Living Planet and Circle of Life are both theme albums on the subject of the Earth. Circle of Life is Magpie's first album for children and has been greeted with great acclaim by children, parents, and educators, and such environmental notables as the National Audubon Society. A portion of the proceeds from both of these albums is donated to environmental action groups. The Smithsonian, when it released its monumental collection, Folk Song America: A Twentieth Century Revival in 1991, included Magpie's rendition of "Sacco's Letter to His Son" from If It Ain't Love among selections by 99 of the most eminent folk music artists of our time. Terry and Greg's sixth album, Seed on the Prairie, is a showcase for their songwriting. It is full of songs which tell stories of love, loss, and rebirth, and songs of Mother Earth.

In 1994, the Cultural Center for Social Change produced a 2 CD set of songs of the Civil Rights movement to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project entitled Freedom is a Constant Struggle, and Magpie was honored with an invitation to participate, contributing 3 selections, two recorded with their very close friends, Kim & Reggie Harris. Through CCSC, Terry and Greg have performed in concert with SNCC Freedom Singers Matthew and Marshall Jones and Emory Harris and with Wazir Peacock, SNCC song leader, singing with them, and on their own, songs of the Civil Rights Movement and other songs of struggle. The concerts have taken place in various venues including the Kennedy Center, and two of them have been recorded and released on CDs entitled The Long Walk to Freedom and Songs of Dissent Live.

This was followed by a collaboration with Kim & Reggie Harris entitled Spoken in Love, recorded in concert in early 1995. Their quartet appearances with Kim & Reggie have been received with standing ovations from audiences around the country, including Bethlehem Musikfest and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. The quartet was invited to appear on National Public Radio's All Things Considered in an interview with Daniel Zwerdling to talk about their work together and the uplifting and powerful effect their music has on audiences. The quartet then recorded and released a studio recording, entitled Guide My Feet, on Appleseed Records, featuring guest appearances by such luminaries as Pete Seeger, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, and Keter Betts.

In the spring of 1999, Magpie's 9th recording, a celebration of their 25th anniversary entitled Give Light was released on Sliced Bread Records. The CD features songs old and new, written by friends and heroes and by Magpie themselves. There are love songs, songs of struggle, songs of the Earth, and songs of the spiritual journey.

Magpie's most recent recording is entitled Sword of the Spirit and features 11 songs including 7 originals, all about famed abolitionist John Brown, his family, friends, and associates. The CD, also on Sliced Bread, was produced as a companion piece to Greg and Terry's one-act play of the same title based on the life and letters of Brown and his wife Mary. The premier performance of play, featuring Greg as Brown and Terry in the role of Mary Brown, took place February 18, 19, and 20, 2000 at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, West Virginia, across the street from the old courthouse where John Brown was tried and convicted in 1859.

Greg and Terry are both from northeast Ohio originally and still have family in the area. They were with us for Dulci-More Festival 12 in 2006 and for our Dulci-More Concert Series in March 2014. They also performed for the Salem Bicentennial in 2006 with Sword of the Spirit at the Quaker Meetinghouse and a performance at the main stage in Centennial Park.

Nathaniel Samsel

Sixteen­year­old Nathaniel Samsel is the 2011 and 2014 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Champion along with various other titles. Nathaniel started at a very early age and since has had the opportunity to learn from some of the finest dulcimer players in the country. His own gift for music combined with all of the great instruction he has received over the years has developed his own distinctive style of dulcimer music. Nathaniel performs regularly in solo concerts, festival appearances and performances, and teaches workshops at festivals and club meetings.

This is Nathaniel’s first trip from Clarkesville, Georgia to be with us for a Dulci-More Festival, but he is well known in our area to attendees of Coshocton Dulcimer Days where we won the Northeast Regional Mountain Dulcimer Championship several years ago and has been an instructor for many workshops ever since that.

Timothy Seaman

Acoustic soloist Timothy Seaman, a proud native of West Virginia, has lived in Virginia since 1956 and in Williamsburg since 1970. An English graduate of the College of William & Mary, a four-summer backpacking instructor as a Philmont Ranger, and a veteran of nineteen years of school teaching, he has continually been involved in music and has made it his sole endeavor since 1994.

Most of his many recordings have been done in collaboration with Virginia’s National and State Parks and other agencies, representing their natural and historic themes. His musical achievements have also involved partnerships with guitarists and Celtic harpers in a folk-jazz-classical blend of styles – with Paul Montgomery in the early ‘70s, with his wife Rowena and Hallett Hullinger for a decade in the trio Springs of Joy, with Chuck Haas in Pilgrim and Midwinter Spring, and with Ardie Boggs, Ann Robinson, Phillip Skeens and Peter Budnikas in Celtic Awakening, Virginia Sky, Artisan, and StringWind. Major recordings include To the King (1978), with Springs of Joy, and Scratch the Sky (1990), with Midwinter Spring, as well as fifteen discs currently available, totaling 124,000 tapes and discs, plus countless downloads.

Equally at home on a concert stage, at a reception, in a studio or a classroom, Timothy plays and teaches distinctively original music using his own techniques developed for the extended-range hammered dulcimer, a large collection of flutes and whistles, psalteries, mountain dulcimer and guitar – both solo and in ensembles – with a unique emotive and sometimes powerful style revealing influences of such varied performers as Ken Kolodner, early John McCutcheon, Paul Sullivan, Glenn Gould, Hubert Laws, Arthur Rubinstein, Noel Paul Stookey, Gordon MacRae, Helmuth Rilling, Herb Alpert, Rudolf Serkin, Alasdair Fraser, and George Szell. The instruments seem at times to burst forth into a vocal form of expression – and indeed on occasion his baritone voice’s warmth joins in.

Mr. Seaman’s performance and teaching log includes dates with the Virginia delegates and governors and U.S. Congressmen; Lady Thatcher; concert stages shared with Pierce Pettis, Robin and Linda Williams, Phil Keaggy, Dean Shostak, Bob Zentz, John Turner, and Mike Seeger; the Waterford Fair; the Augusta Heritage, Highland Maple, Sawdust, Evart, and Buckeye Festivals; twentythree First Nights in several cities; the Mordecai Outcry in Lafayette Park, D.C.; An Occasion for the Arts; the Trellis Restaurant and Williamsburg Inn; guest appearances on public radio programs; locations in Hungary, the Netherlands, and Germany; numerous concerts for Colonial Williamsburg and State and National Parks; collaborative programs with hiking author Jeff Alt and wood artist Bob Lentz; and an invitation to play for the elder President Bush.

Works in progress include an album Hymns from Childhood; a second disc of folk hymn interpretations called Loving Kindness, plus one of Baroque transcriptions; a compilation for ballroom dance; and a fourth Christmas album and a suite of new compositions on nature themes for Philmont Scout Ranch, both featuring solo hammered dulcimer.

Timothy was previously with us for Dulci-More Festival 16.

Steve & Ruth Smith

Steve and Ruth have been playing music together for nearly 40 years. From their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, they have performed their Appalachian Americana music extensively in the U.S. from North Carolina to Hawaii and abroad in Scotland, England, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Canada.

Steve and Ruth perform yearly at "MerleFest" and other major festivals nationwide, as well as regular performances on the PBS TV series "Song of the Mountains."

Ruth plays the hammered and Appalachian mountain dulcimers and Steve adds fingerstyle guitar, old-time banjo, and vocals.

A native North Carolinian, Ruth studied music at the University of Illinois and composes music especially for the hammered dulcimer. Her compositions have been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered, Sirius XM satellite radio, PBS TV Song of the Mountains and in Dulcimer Players News magazine. Dirty Linen Folk & World Music Magazine says “Ruth Smith's touch on the hammered dulcimer is absolutely magical, with exquisite phrasing, highlighting the range of the instrument especially on her own pieces.” She teaches hammered and Appalachian mountain dulcimer workshops at festivals and folk schools throughout the country and is the author of From Heart to Hands, a hammered dulcimer instructional book of her compositions and arrangements. Ruth is also accomplished in traditional Appalachian fiber arts, including weaving and spinning.

Steve, an ASCAP award-winning songwriter, adds fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer and North Carolina up-picking styles banjo, and vocals to the duo. Dulcimer Players News says, “He is a master storyteller and the perfect vocalist to convey the meaning of his lyrics. His songs stand out for their imagery and melodic strength . . . on par with John Denver’s songs.” Dirty Linen Folk & World Music Magazine says Steve Smith's accompaniment on guitar and clawhammer banjo provides "a traditional . . . rich, true sound" to their Appalachian Americana music. Steve has a Master’s degree in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University with a major emphasis in Appalachian music and folklife, and is the recipient of the Cratis Williams Fellowship in Appalachian Studies. He teaches workshops nationally at festivals and folk schools on guitar, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, recording, songwriting, copyrights & publishing, live sound reinforcement, and performing techniques.

Bill Schilling

Bill Schilling is a high-energy folk-style singer and multi-instrumentalist who believes that this type of music should be inclusive. He is the founder and leader of Dulci-More and the Dulci-More Festival and a member of many other groups, which share or support the music. At Dulci-More Festivals, he has performed solo and as Bill Schilling with Carol Ellis; Bill Schilling, Linda Sigismondi, and Marge Diamond; Bill Schilling & Folks; Threes Co.; Whistler's Lane; and presented his Schilling's Slides, Songs, & Stories program. Bill has put together the music that Dulci-More uses and has it available in several volumes and formats: Dulci-More Public Domain Songbooks -- Volumes 1, 2, 3, Christmas Volume (all with numbers for lap dulcimer melody strings as well as music, chords, and lyrics), Autoharp Volume (with melody chord numbers in place of the dulcimer numbers), General Volume (with DAA Numbers) which is the full size version of the four smaller volumes plus much more material, Lyrics with Chords for those who prefer not to have the written music, but want to play along, and Lyrics Only for those who just want to sing along. The full size version is over 300 pages with over 300 songs. Bill has released a CD, Songs from Canal Days, with Linda Sigismondi and continues to threaten to release more recordings upon the world. Since 2005 with Dulci-More members Marcy and Dale Tudor, he has been the Music Coordinator and a regular instructor for Folk Music at Weatherbury Farm, the Tudor’s award winning farm vacation bed and breakfast in Avella, PA. Bill has also been an instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School.


Dulci-More: Folk & Traditional Musicians is a club that started in January 1993, at the First United Methodist Church of Salem. The purposes of the club are to have fun with folk-style music and to share that music with others. The club meets at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday and Third Tuesday (note: it was the third Wednesday until January, 2000) of each month just off the sanctuary in the Unity Classroom of the First United Methodist Church of Salem, 244 South Broadway, Salem, OH 44460. All levels of acoustic instrumentalists and singers are always welcome at the meetings to jam, to learn, to listen, or to perform. Call ahead if you are coming from far away since performances or special meetings may be scheduled a few times a year on regular meeting nights.

Mountain Marge Diamond

I, Marge Diamond began playing dulcimer twenty-seven years ago. Without any musical background, but with tons of enthusiasm, I passed through the beginner stage. Progress was slow and quite painful at times, but persistence began to pay off. By attending dulcimer workshops when ever possible and hanging out with other musicians I began to pick up some technique, learned to keep a fairly good beat, and began making a few fiddle tunes my own.

Learning to play was an amazing thing for me, but then there are the fantastic people I have met along with the tunes. I just would never have believed that adults could come together to share music and have so much fun. There is nothing to compare. For twenty-seven years I have been doing this, and it still feels new and fresh. I am still learning. There is love shared with the learning of the music.

Currently Marge plays with The Oberlin Dulcimer Group and Dulci-More. Marge has performed and taught Dulcimer workshops since 1987. She has been on hand teaching and performing at all of the Dulci-More festivals, at most of the Fort New Salem Festivals, at several of the Kent State Folk Festivals, and has been on hand for some of the COFF festivals. Since retirement in 2003 Marge has been pursuing her love of making art. With her business, Winsome Expressions, she makes airbrushed music themed shirts, "Ultimate Totes", and other items for sale. Marge has one recording, Beyond Cabbage. which has occasionally been available on CD.

Jeff Fedan

Jeff Fedan lives in Masontown, WV, just outside of Morgantown, WV, and learned to play the hammered dulcimer from his teacher and mentor, Patty Looman, who, before her recent passing, had given him the gift of music. He has been playing for nearly fourteen years, loving every minute of it. He is especially interested in the old time repertoire of northern West Virginia, the music of Worley Gardner, Russell Fluharty, and Patty Looman, and in preserving these tunes and the old-time traditions of the area. Jeff is founder and past director of PattyFest, an old-time music festival that has been honoring Patty Looman for fourteen years (this year’s happens on the first Saturday of June at East Fairmont High School in Fairmont, WV, two weeks after our festival), and has also co-organized the Gardner Winter Music Festival, which has gone on forever. He has several hammered dulcimer students. Jeff also plays bowed psaltery and spoons and sometimes sings during his performances.

This will be Jeff’s second time at Dulci-More Festival.

Janet Harriman

Janet Harriman is a Dulci-More member who moved from Alliance, OH to North Chili, NY a few years ago. On her own as a Dulci-More member and as a member of Humours ’n Hammers, she has been presenting hammered dulcimer workshops at Dulci-More Festivals for several years. Beyond the hammered dulcimer, she has also regularly played flute with Dulci-More and with Humours ’n Hammers.

Janet has always loved music, and began her journey into its beauty and intricacies as a young child, as there was always music around her in the home. Sixth grade found her beginning flute in school, and from that she taught herself to play piano. High school and college furthered her skills. Since that time she has played piano for church singing, choirs, solos, and small groups. She has participated in community bands and orchestras, as well as small folk music groups. She has taught music in schools, and learned to play many instruments. It was in 2002 that she first heard the Hammered Dulcimer, and it was "Love at First Hammer!"

She currently writes and arranges music, as well as performs it, and teaches music, piano, music theory classes, and workshops at festivals. She has written a book of hymn arrangements for Hammered Dulcimer, as well as a book of original tunes. Her latest endeavor has been a book on Music Theory for Hammered Dulcimer players. She currently plays in "Striking Strings" out of the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, NY, (currently her home town) with Mitzie Collins as director.

The Hired Hands

The Hired Hands are a very local group for our festival (living about a mile from the festival site) and have attended some workshops at the festival in the past as well as a couple of Dulci-More meetings over the years. Their preference is for Scottish music (with some Irish and other Celtic music mixed in). Dulci-More Festival 15 was the first time that some of the group members gave workshops at a festival, and they were back for Dulci-More Festival 16, 17, 18 (featured in an evening concert that year), 19, and 20. They also played for the Dulci-More Concert series in December of 2012. They are returning for Dulci-More Festival 20. These sisters from the Miller family include:

Allison Miller began her musical career at age three with Suzuki piano lessons under the tutelageof Carol Wunderle and although she continued to play piano for the next thirteen years, she picked up the harp at age fourteen and began to explore the traditional music scene. She attended workshops at the Ohio Scottish Arts School and, after completing an undergraduate degree in biology, had the opportunity to pursue post-graduate studies in Clarsarch (Scottish small harp) and Scot's Song at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. Allison taught with the Comhaltas coinin Erin group in Scotland, has taught both privately and publicly in America, and has appeared in concert in Scotland, Canada, and at multiple venues in the States. She and Sairey play as a duo, "The Hired Hands,' and they released their first CD, Something, in the spring of 2009. She has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and hopes to bring both good tunes and ergonomic playing techniques to the field. She has competed extensively and has been awarded the title of National Scottish Harp Champion of America after winning the 2012 National Scottish Harp Competition.

Sairey Miller has studied the Suzuki piano method under Mary Louise Foster for ten years, and discovered her love of traditional music when she began to play harp at age eight. She has taken workshops at the Ohio Scottish Arts School, at the 2007 Edinburgh International Harp Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has had the privilege of studying under such diverse musicians as Sue Richards, Ann Heymann, and Sharon Knowles of the US, Wendy Steward, Catriona McKay, and William Jackson of Scotland, and Robin Huw Bowen of Wales. She has completed two Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and Philosophy and is currently pursuing Graduate School as a Physician Assistant. Sairey was awarded the title of National Scottish Harp Champion of America after winning the 2008 National Scottish Harp Competition.

Laura Miller has studied the Suzuki piano method under Mary Louis Foster since age six, and picked up the violin at age 10. She attended the Ohio Scottish Arts School and was duly converted to the realm of traditional music -- she now plays only Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Welsh fiddle tunes. Since 2005, she has studied under fiddle masters Andre Brunet of Quebec, Anna Wendy Stevenson and Mike Vass of Scotland, and Ed Pearlman of Maine, and she has competed at the Ohio Scottish Games, the Ligonier Highland Games in Pennsylvania, and also at the 2010 National Fiddle Competition in Virginia. She is currently playing with small folk groups and enjoying the college music scene where she is studying Liberal Arts at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming.

Micah Miller has studied the Suzuki piano method under Mary Louis Foster for the past nine years and picked up the Anglo concertina in 2005. With the concertina she is mainly self-taught, learning tunes by listening to CDs and playing with her sisters. In addition, however, she has had the chance to take workshops with brilliant concertina players such as Grainne Hambly, Caroline Keene, and Frank Edgley. The lighthearted tone of her concertina may be heard on several tracks on the family CD and she often joins her sisters onstage. She plays many local gigs and sessions, most recently being involved in a musical recording project for Christendom College in Front Royal, VA, where she is currently studying.

Maggie Miller began playing the piano at age 6 and found her niche in the traditional music scene when she picked up the tin whistle two years ago. She enjoys performing with the family band and has attended tin whistle workshops at the Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich, Ontario. Depending upon the tune, Maggie will pull out a multitude of smaller penny whistles, the Irish low whistle, piano, or percussion...so listen out for some amazing diversity of tones during the program!

Bill Locke

For over fifty years Bill Locke has been entertaining audiences with his music which includes old-time dulcimer, guitar, and banjo, as well as ragtime guitar and spirituals. Bill grew up in the New England area and played in several clubs around Boston, New Hampshire, and Maine. Bill joined the United States Navy and served for 26 years. He then moved to the Pittsburgh area resuming his music and performing in South Western PA and in Wheeling WV. Recently Bill is most readily found at old-time and dulcimer festivals. He has played the open stage at Dulci-More for the past five years (once with his wife, Judy). Bill has a distinctive banjo style learned from people of West Virginia and others that have learned from them. This will be his first time giving a mini-concert and leading workshops for us.

Brett Ridgeway

Brett Ridgeway's philosophy is that "anyone can make music, regardless of age, musical ability or knowledge!” Brett teaches several workshops throughout the tri-state area and is a full-time musician/instructor. He currently teaches hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, beginner acoustic guitar and mandolin. He currently has a lesson series available on YouTube and also teaches lessons via Skype and FaceTime. He has been a featured teacher and performer at the Roscoe Village “Dulcimer Days Festival" in Coshocton, Ohio and was one of the founders of the revamped "Coshocton Dulcimer Festival". He is a third year teacher at the Pocono Dulcimer Winterfest in Stroudsburg, PA and an advanced instructor at the Buckeye Dulcimer Festival in Ashley, Ohio. He will be teaching this fall at the Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival in Milford, Connecticut. He has also hosted several self-sponsored workshops. His most recent in Tampa, Florida with 37 attendees, one participant drove all the way from Texas for the three-hour workshop! Known from online teaching, one student drove from Miami, Florida to one of his workshops held in south-western Pennsylvania. Brett tours promoting traditional American music as “Homestead Creek”. He has released a total of nine recordings; of which five are currently available. Additionally, an original composition written and performed by Brett Ridgeway is featured in the soundtrack of “The Path of the Wind”, a 2010 movie which features Wilford Brimley. This is Brett’s first Dulci-More Festival.

Gary & Toni Sager

Gary & Toni Sager are from Waverly, Ohio. They performed and did workshops for us at Dulci-More Festivals 12-20, as well as vending with Prussia Valley Dulcimers Acoustic Music Shop and are back again to do all of those things for Dulci-More Festival 19. Gary became interested in the Mountain Dulcimer in 1991 after seeing David Schnaufer's "Fischer's Hornpipe" video on CMT. He built a dulcimer in late 1991, then began building seriously in 1992 and has been building and playing since that time. Gary has taught playing workshops at Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival, Dulcimer Doin's in Dayton, Ohio, Buckeye Dulcimer Festival in Ashley, Ohio, The Great River Road Dulcimer Festival in Grafton, IL, Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival in Owensboro, KY, Chestnut Ridge Dulcimer Festival in Greensburg, PA and several other local festivals. Gary and Toni have done occasional performances at some of these festivals. Their CD is Rats in the Fence Corner. Gary can be heard on Doug Felt's A Little of This & A Little of That CD.

Toni has been playing the autoharp for about nine years, after getting an Oscar Schmidt as a Christmas present. She had seen a lady playing one at the Fraley Mountain Music Festival at Carter Caves State Resort in Ky. and fell in love with the instrument. Toni mostly plays chord style as she plays along with husband Gary, who plays the mountain dulcimer. She has taught beginner workshops at several regional festivals. She really enjoys getting folks started on the autoharp. Toni and Gary have done occasional performances at several dulcimer festivals. Their recently released recording of instrumentals, Rats in the Fence Corner, features them with appearances by Doug Felt and Stephen Seifert.

Linda Sigismondi

Linda Sigismondi is a mountain dulcimer player and folksinger from Gallipolis and director of the Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival. Her music includes traditional Appalachian tunes, traditional and contemporary folk music, and some original compositions that feature environmental themes. She has five mountain dulcimer books: Appalachian Ballads & Songs, Songs from Canal Days, Christmas Songs, Celtic Tunes, and Old Time and Fiddle Tunes. Linda has released a recording, Songs from Canal Days, with Bill Schilling and has companion recordings for her other books. She also plays guitar, Native American flute, Kratz zither, and MacArthur harp. Linda has taught workshops and performed at many folk music festivals in West Virginia, Ohio, and New York. Linda has played at Fort New Salem, West Virginia, for the Harvest and Christmas Festivals for many years. She is a Dulci-More member, attending a few activities a year even though she lives in Gallipolis. She has won many competitions at Roscoe Village Dulcimer Days and other competitions. Linda has been part of all of our Dulci-More Festivals.

Stringed Fantasy

Stringed Fantasy returns from the Canton-Massillon and beyond area. Current members include Rosalind Wilson, Alma Houston, Greg Zuder, Nancy Koenig, Sue Wheeler, and (not expected at this year’s festival) Linda Hill with hammered dulcimer, guitar, folk harp, violin, recorder, accordion, percussion, etc. They enjoy playing Celtic, folk, civil war era, and a variety of music. Several are Dulci-More members and some are members of the Canton Folk Song Society. Sue and Roz started giving workshops at Dulci-More Festival 2, and Stringed Fantasy has been with us for Dulci-More Festivals 3-11, 14, 15, 18, 19, & 20.

Three Old Dreamers with Guitars

Mac Kelly and Ron Klies grew up just over the hill from each other on Putney Ridge near Old Washington, OH. Mac met Walt Willey at church camp in Lakeside when they were both in high school. They all shared an apartment together while Mac and Ron attended the University of Akron. Ron taught Walt his fingerpicking and a few old songs and that was the beginnings of Three Old Dreamers with Guitars. This is their second Dulci-More Festival together, but Mac has done workshops at the festival before as well as the Worship Service when he was pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Salem.

John Whitacre

John Whitacre performs traditional music of the British Isles specializing in tunes popular in colonial America on violin, mandolin family instruments, mountain dulcimer, and guitar. He uses capos and a variety of tunings on mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello, mountain dulcimer, and guitar to enhance the Celtic character of the tunes and because it’s fun to explore those tunings. He played with the Bog Carrot in the 1990s, performing, among other places, at Burkhardt’s Pub in Green and the Warren Celtic Heritage Fair, and he has played with assorted friends over the last few years. Now he is focusing on solo gigs as a historical musician and on recording. His first solo album, “The Rampant Mandolin,” will be a collection of original tunes written in the style of 18th-century Scottish music.

He is a historian with a B.A. from Kent State, a writer, a calligrapher, and an avid reader on many subjects. He maintains a blog at http://rampantmandolin.blogspot.com/ and a Facebook page called The Rampant Mandolin. John has attended many Dulci-More Festivals, assisted Randy Clepper with workshops for Dulci-More Festival 14, and done a lot of parking lot jamming. This will be his first time doing a mini-concert and workshops on his own for us.

Alice & Earl Whitehill

Alice Whitehill is a Dulci-More member from Hookstown, PA. She has been a part of all Dulci-More Festivals. Alice sings and plays dulcimers, autoharps, guitars, and more. She is often joined in performance by Earl Whitehill (her husband), Rachel Huff (her daughter), Deb or Kristi Boyd, or others. She also leads the Dulcimer Players of the Upper Ohio Valley. She and Earl have won a variety of competitions at Roscoe Village Dulcimer Days. Alice sells musical instruments and supplies as Stitches & Strings and is a vendor at this Dulci-More Festival.


Additional Workshops by Tom Ball, Jim Stone, Dulci-More Members (Jim Miller, Kathy & Richard Small and maybe others), Festival Vendors

Tom Ball with Just Plain Folk

Special thanks go to Tom Ball of Just Plain Folk (previously a radio program and now a webcast at www.twistintomradio.com) for the support he has shown us by having Bill Schilling and other guests on the radio show to help promote Dulci-More Festival 6-20 as well as special Dulci-More events. For Dulci-More Festival 21, Bill expects to be back again (now on the webcast) with more live and recorded music from festival artists. The weekly show, which features recorded music, the Mountain Rose report, and live music from guests from the local area and beyond, with about 3 programs available at any time on the web. Starting with Dulci-More Festival 9, Just Plain Folk recorded a live interview for later broadcast as one of the workshops at the festival. Since Dulci-More Festival 10 they have done two different workshop interviews each year. Maureen Sellers even put out a CD with the material from her Just Plain Folk show. We expect to continue this relationship for Dulci-More Festival 21 with two more workshop interviews.


Performers, Performance Order, and Schedule Subject to Change as Needed

Festival Vendors

Alice Whitehill (Stitches & Strings)

Alice Ann Whitehill will be back again for Dulci-More Festival 18 with stock from Stitches and Strings. Alice expects to have a variety of instructional, song, and tune books for different instruments. She will also have accessories including strings, stands, electronic tuners and tuning clips, picks, and more. Alice also has several instruments in the shop including lap dulcimers and Oscar Schmidt guitars and autoharps. Alice is a Dulci-More member and has been a part of all of our Dulci-More Festivals. Alice has regularly contributed prizes for our Name That Old Time (or Other) Tune Contest and will do so again this year.

Bonnie Lutz

Bonnie Lutz will be vending for the first time at Dulci-More Festival 21 with some items that she has made or found for instruments (including some custom personalization for cloth items). Bonnie and her husband, Jack, are Dulci-More members. They have often given workshops at our Dulci-More Festivals.

Folkcraft Instruments

Richard Ash, owner of Folkcraft Instruments will be with us for the first time this year. When people think of heirloom-quality instruments, they think of Folkcraft. Here's why: Our instruments are handmade in the United States of America, not in a cheap overseas factory. Our instruments are crafted one at a time, not on an assembly line. Our instruments are made of solid woods, not out of plywood. Folkcraft instruments are made with pride and tradition, using the same methods as our founders used in 1968. Folkcraft Instruments is a family business, with two generations of luthiers putting their skill and experience into every instrument they create. P.O. Box 302 • Woodburn, IN 46797, 800-433-3655.

Lynn McLeish

Lynn will have a selection of home made and other musical accessories available for festival attendees. This is her seventh time vending at a festival, but she was in charge of our Dulci-More Festival kitchen for Festivals 13, 14, & 20 and is once again a key part of the planning and working group for this year’s festival.

Prussia Valley Dulcimers Acoustic Music Shop

Gary and Toni Sager were with us for the first time at Dulci-More Festival 12 and this will be their tenth year with us. They have been vending at festivals around the country for several years with the Prussia Valley Dulcimers that Gary makes and many other products. After years of doing that, they also opened their Prussia Valley Dulcimers Acoustic Music Shop in Waverly, Ohio a couple of years ago with a full stock of folk instruments, books, recordings, and accessories. The shop is located at 122 North Market Street, Waverly, OH 45690; 740-941-1271.

Timbre Hill Dulcimers

Paul Conrad is from Holmes County, Ohio. He started building mountain dulcimers for a while in the mid 70s, and he returned to building them in 2005. He mixes woods in visually stimulating patterns on some of his dulcimers to give them a unique look. He has taken his dulcimers to several festivals. This is Paul’s seventh time at a Dulci-More Festival.

Steve and Ruth Smith

Steve and Ruth Smith with Cabin Cove Music will be vending for the first time at Dulci-More Festival 21 with banjo's, ukes, and an odd creature or two plus a lot of ancillary items like capos, stands, picks, etc. Naturally, they will also have their recordings and books available.

unkle john

John Hockett will be vending for the first time at Dulci-More Festival 21 with sheet music and musical accessories. Although he now vends as unkle john, John was active for many years as Maiden Creek Music.

Winsome Expressions

Marge Diamond will be back with Winsome Expressions including airbrushed music themed shirts and other items for sale. Look for her latest "Ultimate Totes" with music themes. Marge is based in Elyria and can be reached at mtmarge7@windstream.net.


Dulci-More Festival for Schools

Thanks to generous contributions from Folknet and Dulci-More, we will continue a program for the thirteenth time this year in 2015. Dulci-More will be able to take some of its performers out to local schools to give performances. Each of the expected school performances will feature one or more of the artists performing at Dulci-More Festival 21. All students attending may receive a flyer for the festival. Our thanks go out to Dulci-More member Chris Lydic for making the arrangements with schools.




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