2012 Festival Registration Now Open (Posted by Richard Ash on 1/2/2012)
Happy New Year!
Registration is now open for all three of Folkcraft's 2012 music festivals.
We're very excited about the return of Indiana Dulcimer Festival (now in its third year), as well as the first notes of The Dulcimer Gathering and the Midwest Uke Fest.
Won't you join us this year? We learn a lot, eat plenty of good food, and spend time with both old and new friends.
The Dulcimer Gathering
The Dulcimer Gathering will be held on April 21 and April 22, 2012. The artist/instructors are: Dan Landrum; Doug Berch; Stephen Humphries; Ruth Smith; and Steve Smith.
This is kind of an unusual festival - unlike many "dulcimer festivals" (which are often 90 percent, or more, Appalachian dulcimer), The Dulcimer Gathering is exclusively for the hammered dulcimer.
Indiana Dulcimer Festival
The Indiana Dulcimer Festival will be held on July 13, 14, and 15, 2012. Our artist-instructors for this year are: Bing Futch; Lois Hornbostel; Steve Seifert; Butch Ross; Tull Glazener; Dave Haas; and Sue Carpenter.
This is the first year for the Indiana Dulcimer Festival to take place over a three-day period - previous festivals have been two-day events.
Midwest Uke Fest
The Midwest Uke Fest will be held on August 4 and August 5, 2012. Our artist-instructors for this year are: Peter "Madcat" Ruth; Ehukai Teves; Butch Ross; and Bing Futch.
We are excited to be offering a festival for a "non-dulcimer" instrument!
I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, and making new friends, at all three of our 2012 festivals.
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.